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Leiden University Centre for Digital Humanities


Digital Humanities Minor, 2020-2021

We are delighted to announce that the Digital Humanities minor will again be offered in the 2020-2021 academic year.

The Digital Humanities minor aims to familiarize BA students with new ways to analyse and study languages and culture and to provide insight into the ways in which digital media are changing human experience and society. The programme provides an introduction to the critical application of computational methods in a wide range of humanities and social science subjects including linguistics, literature, history, the arts, religious studies, and media and area studies. Through a series of six courses focused on the theoretical discussion of data and digital media as well as the practical acquisition of computational techniques in text analysis and data visualization students will acquire analytical and communication skills with broad applicability and relevance for their future studies and careers. The minor includes a sixth course, a practicum (Special Topics in Digital Humanities) in which students design a project related to their own major and interests under the close supervision of a staff member.

Students can also opt for a 15 EC package of courses. This will consist of two regular courses in text and media analysis and visualization and the special topics course in which students develop a project of their own choosing under the supervision of a member of staff.

Maximum number of participants: 40
Intended for: all BA3 students who successfully completed their first year-programme (propedeuse)
Language of instruction: English
Enrolment through [uSis](https://usis.leidenuniv.nl)

Detailed course information can be found on the eProspectus website

Semester 1: In Fall 2020 we will be offering these courses:

Note updated 21 Aug 2020: Due to the COVID-19 crisis, there have been changes to the Leiden curricula. This means that the 'Special Topics in Digital Humanities' course is now only available in semester 2, and not in both semesters 1 and 2 as in previous years.

'Hacking the Humanities' and 'Information Visualisation' are showing overlap in uSis registration at present. However, these courses will not overlap when teaching starts, and students will be able to follow both of them. We are still working on the exact schedule and students will be informed before the semester starts.

Also there are at present technical issues regarding enrollment for 'Digital Media, Culture, and Society', which is indicating that the course is closed. This will be corrected, and registered DH Minor students will be able to enroll soon.

More information will be updated soon, please check back or email lucdh@hum.leidenuniv.nl if you have questions, for example, concerning the 15 EC DH Minor.

Semester 2: In Spring 2021 we will be offering these courses:

The DH Minor brochure can be found here!
Note: information in the brochure applies to the pre-Covid-19 situation; 'Special Topics' is now only available in semester 2. 


For the DH Minor Study Coordinator: stuco-digitalhumanities@hum.leidenuniv.nl 

For questions about courses contact the teacher of the course.

Programme Coordinator: Prof.dr. L.C.J. Barbiers

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