Digital humanities (DH) is the study of culture using digital methods and also the study of digital culture. In digital humanities, we analyze cultural materials and tell stories using digital technologies while maintaining a critical lens.
In this course, students will explore a broad spectrum of perspectives on the digital humanities, analyze digital projects, experiment with practical tools for inquiry, and create a digital humanities research project of their own design. Students will become more thoughtful, critical, and reflective users of digital tools, technologies, and spaces by understanding that all technologies are complex, socially situated, and political tools through which humans make meaning.
This course is offered in Fall 2022 through Michigan State University as DH285: Introduction to Digital Humanities.
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