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COURSE OUTLINE

Mandatory part of the digital humanities module; BA degree or beyond.

Introduction to Digital Humanities course is a combination of lectures, reading assignments and small assignments in the classroom. The course is structured so that on Mondays we will have longer discussions about topics introduced in lectures and time for collaborative assignments. We will discuss the five reading assignments included in the course always on Wednesdays. To be successful in the course it is important to be active in class and to devote enough time for the reading assignments. The course is designed so that it will prepare you to take the full DH module and eventually to be able to successfully participate in the DHH collaborative project that takes place annually in May.

Learning objectives

- Understanding the main concepts and the “language” of digital humanities
- Familiarising with main topics in digital humanities
- Understanding why digital humanities is practiced
- Preparing to do digital humanities.

After this course the student understands the scope of digital humanities and the interplay between the digital and the main research questions as they are formulated in humanities. The student has familiarised herself with different approaches, both in theory and in practice, within the broad field of digital humanities. The student knows digital resources and understands the basics of data management. She also understands the basics of ethical questions regarding digital humanities.

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5.7.2019 at 09:00 - 16.9.2019 at 23:59
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Timetable

Here is the course’s teaching schedule. Check the description for possible other schedules.

DateTimeLocation
Mon 9.9.2019
16:15 - 17:45
Wed 11.9.2019
12:15 - 13:45
Mon 16.9.2019
16:15 - 17:45
Wed 18.9.2019
12:15 - 13:45
Mon 23.9.2019
16:15 - 17:45
Wed 25.9.2019
12:15 - 13:45
Mon 30.9.2019
16:15 - 17:45
Wed 2.10.2019
12:15 - 13:45
Mon 7.10.2019
16:15 - 17:45
Wed 9.10.2019
12:15 - 13:45
Mon 14.10.2019
16:15 - 17:45
Wed 16.10.2019
12:15 - 13:45

Other teaching

Material

ALL THE COURSE MATERIALS AND FURTHER INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND FROM MOODLE!

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DH module at University of Helsinki

Description

Belongs to module Digital Humanities (LDA-H50030).

Mandatory course for those taking the module.

The course is available to students from all study tracks and other degree programmes.

None.

The course is part of the digital humanities 30 cr module, the recommended optional studies vary annually depending on what courses are offered (for this check Helsinki Digital Humanities / Heldig.fi website).

After this course the student understands the scope of digital humanities and the interplay between the digital and the main research questions as they are formulated in humanities. The student has familiarised herself with different approaches, both in theory and in practice, within the broad field of digital humanities. The student knows digital resources and understands the basics of data management. She also understands the basics of ethical questions regarding digital humanities.

09.09.2019 -16.10.2019

Tentative schedule (might change!):

Introduction to digital humanities by Mikko Tolonen

  • Mon 9.9.2019: Introduction to the course
  • Wed 11.9.2019: What is the digital in humanities?
    • Start reading for the 1st reading assignment
  • Mon 16.9.2019: Digital sources in research
  • Wed 18.9.2019: Computational history
    • 1st reading assignment discussion (start reading 2nd reading assignment after class)
  • Mon 23.9.2019: Digital cultural heritage
  • Wed 25.9.2019: Computational social science
    • 2nd reading assignment discussion (Start reading 3rd reading assignment after class)
  • Mon 30.9.2019: Modes of collaboration in digital humanities
    • Practical aspects of doing digital humanities
  • Wed 2.10.2019: Structural contexts for digital humanities
    • 3rd reading assignment discussion (start reading 4th reading assignment after class)
  • Mon 7.10.2019: Open science
  • Wed 9.10.2019: Communities and communication
    • 4th reading assignment discussion (start reading 5th reading assignment after class)
  • Mon 14.10.2019: Research ethics in digital humanities
  • Wed 16.10.2019: Critical digital humanities
    • 5th reading assignment discussion

Introduction to Digital Humanities course is a combination of lectures, reading assignments and small assignments in the classroom. The course is structured so that on Mondays we will have longer discussions about topics introduced in lectures and time for collaborative assignments. We will discuss the five reading assignments included in the course always on Wednesdays. To be successful in the course it is important to be active in class and to devote enough time for the reading assignments. The course is designed so that it will prepare you to take the full DH module and eventually to be able to successfully participate in the DHH collaborative project that takes place annually in May.

How do I get my 5 credits?

1) Participation in class and group work

  • mandatory
  • there will be separate assignments in addition to the reading exercises

2) Reading assignments (5 in total)

  • Be prepared to participate in the discussions on reading assignments!
  • write 1-2 page “reflections report” after every discussion session on the particular reading assignment
  • At the end of the course, collect all your "reflections reports" (5 in total) together and add them as an appendix to your "Final Paper"

3) Final paper at the end of the course

  • Separate information

Attendance requirements will be discussed at course start.

See Moodle.

When organized in the form of contact teaching, the course will consist of lectures, group discussions, presentations by students and/or other suitable activities. The course is reflective and student-based. The completion of the course includes in-class assignments as well as a final essay.

Final essay, student presentations and/or discussion group reports; other assessment methods may also apply.

Grading scale: 0-5

The assessment practices used are directly linked to the learning outcomes and teaching methods of the course.

Course is a combination of lectures, reading assignments and small assignments in the classroom. The course is structured so that on Mondays we will have longer discussions about topics introduced in lectures and time for collaborative assignments. We will discuss the five reading assignments included in the course always on Wednesdays. To be successful in the course it is important to be active in class and to devote enough time for the reading assignments.

Mikko Tolonen

Belongs to module Digital Humanities (LDA-H50030)