Mar 22, 2019  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Academic Catalog

HIS 295-02 - Special Topic: Digital History: Investigating the Past

4 credits (Fall)
This course will introduce students to methods used in the digital humanities, with a special emphasis on applications to historical studies. Students will create projects and study existing digital projects, with a special focus on U.S. History in a global context. Readings will include primary sources as well as recent contributions to theory in digital humanities. We will learn general principles of working with humanistic data as well as techniques such as building online exhibitions, digital mapping, and computational analysis of text. No technical skills or experience in digital humanities work are required, but willingness to gain both are fundamental to the class.

Prerequisite: HIS 100 .
Instructor: Purcell