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. Note: information in the eProspectus applies to the pre-Covid-19 situation; 'Special Topics' is now only available in semester 2.
In Fall 2020 we will be offering these courses:
- Hacking the Humanities: An Introduction to Digital Humanities and Text Mining
- Information Visualization and the Humanities
- Digital Media, Culture, and Society
Note: 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. More information will be available soon, please check back or email email@example.com if you have questions, for example, concerning the 15 EC DH Minor.
In Spring 2021 we will be offering these courses:
- Exploring the Past in the Digital Present
- Digital Detectives: Text Mining in Practice
- Special Topics in Digital Humanities
The DH Minor brochure can be found here! Note: information in the brochure applies to pre-Covid-19 situation; 'Special Topics' is now only available in semester 2.
For the DH Minor Study Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org
For questions about courses contact the teacher of the course.
Programme Coordinator: Prof.dr. L.C.J. Barbiers