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Leiden University Centre for Digital Humanities


Digital Humanities Minor, 2017-2018

We are delighted to announce that the Digital Humanities minor will be offered beginning in the 2017-2018 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 five 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.

In Fall 2017 we will be offering these courses:

Hacking the Humanities: An Introduction to Digital Humanities and Text Mining

Data Visualization and the Humanities

New Media and Society

Special Topics in Digital Humanities

In Spring 2018 we will be offering these courses:

Digital Approaches to Historical Inquiry

Digital Detectives: Detective Literature Under a Digital Macroscope

Special Topics in Digital Humanities

Coordinator of Studies: [Noortje van Swieten] (l.e.van.swieten@hum.leidenuniv.nl), 071-527 2584

Programme Coordinator: Prof.dr. H.G.D.G. De Weerdt

Board of Examiners: Asian Studies