MSc in Spatial eHumanities

Spatial eHumanities encompasses practices and traditions from a number of disciplines: in methodological terms from computer science, and geographical information science, humanities/arts, and in the academic traditions of design, cultural and heritage studies.

The MSc in Spatial eHumanities is designed to provide both a historical background and theoretical grounding to the field while providing students with solid skills in contemporary digital methods and technologies. It employs blended learning strategies including, lectures, group discussions, projects (including group projects), and hands-on experimentation with software tools and methods. This programme also features an internship module (AFF611A: Digital Humanities Practicum) where students will spend the semester in a cultural institution, a private sector organisation or working on existing digital project to gain practical experience in the Spatial eHumanities. A feature of this degree is after the required core modules are taken in semester one, there will be two pathways available to students, with focus either on geocomputation or 3D modelling. Students who don’t register for the pre-semester structured programming module can register for both geocomputation and 3D modelling-related modules therefore getting a much broader specialisation in the field of Spatial eHumanities. For students who will decide to choose one of the two pathways – either geocomputation or 3D modelling – there will be the option to register for the AFF604A: Modelling Humanities Data that will provide some further specialisation on different types of models used in digital humanities projects. 
  
Students have opportunities to:

  • Learn how to use open source and proprietary geographical information systems (GIS) software such as QGIS and ArcGIS;
  • Become familiar with standards and methods common to digital humanities including XML, TEI, and Dublin Core;
  • Learn how to create virtual worlds and acquire an expertise in computer graphic design for cultural heritage;
  • Become actively involved in current Spatial eHumanities projects;
  • Learn how to encode literary and historical sources, as well as newer sources (such as social media) to identify and visualise spatial and temporal networks and patterns;
  • Gain practical experience by becoming an intern in a cultural heritage institution, a commercial organisation, or a digital spatial project;
  • Learn programming languages and apply these to spatial and temporal data in the various fields of the arts/humanities, archaeology, and geography. 

Students complete 90 ECTS for the MSc in Spatial eHumanities or 60 ECTS for the Diploma in Spatial eHumanities - see the modules available below.

Apply today - Application Deadline 30th June 2016 - contact us at: aff-pgr-enquiry@nuim.ie