DH 8991 / ENG 8500
This course is a graduate-level introduction to the history, theory, and methods of the digital humanities. It is also a required course for the graduate certificate in digital humanities. In it, we will cover a range of historical, disciplinary, technical, and contemporary issues in digital humanities. It is focused on digital humanities in the context of literature and language, but it also considers more general cultural and epistemological issues, as well as pragmatics, such as how maps and other spatial and temporal perspectives are enabled by the digital. This course is also designed to introduce students to areas of digital humanities activity at UVa. Students should come away from the course with a solid understanding of the origin of digital humanities, the kinds of work done under that label, the opportunities to participate in DH research at UVa, the research insights offered by digital humanities methods, and the applicability of those methods to the student’s own research interests.