Digital History: (Subtitle Required)

Digital History: (Subtitle Required)

Prefix: 
HIS
Course Number: 
312

This course provides students with a grounding in the ways computing can improve and extend our understanding of historical evidence. The first third of this course is devoted to learning narrative history of a particular thematic, geographic, or chronologically bounded historical topic. This portion of the course introduces a relevant historical corpora that will serve as the archive or dataset that students will draw upon to create original research projects during the final third of the course. The second third of the course consists of an overview of the digital humanities at large, which provided the fertile ground on which longstanding historical practices first hybridized with new technologies, interspersed with tutorials on tools and techniques in use by digital historians today. These tutorials cover data literacy and cleaning, text-mining, topic modelling, story-mapping and more. The final third of the course consists of a practicum where students will 'do history' themselves by applying their accumulated historical, technical and theoretical knowledge to that semester's selected corpus. The final product is a work of original research that utilizes one or more DH tools to address a core historical question. The topic and corpus of this class change from semester to semester and instructor to instructor. This course may be repeated up to 6 credit hours under different subtitles.

Sections

Fall 2022
Section Credits Room Instructor Syllabus
HIS 312-001 3.0 Rm.303 Steve Davis