Undergraduate Elective Stream: Digital Humanities: Technology Transforming Cultural Heritage
Second year Undergraduates have to opportunity to take this elective module.
This stream introduces students to the exciting and dynamic field of Digital Humanities which is changing the nature of traditional research and practice by using new, digital tools and methods, such as 2D and 3D visualisation, augmented and virtual reality, serious games, crowdsourcing, text encoding, web archiving etc. to capture, model, analyse, represent, and disseminate the past. Students will gain a broad knowledge of the field while developing technical skills by hands-on practice with a range of software and tools. No prior experience is necessary.
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This module will showcase the ways and means of mapping data-intensive methods in the context of qualitative research, demonstrating the relative conceptual weight of ideas and emotions from sources that have long resisted traditional forms of statistical analysis. Digital Methodologies have the ability to offer evidence that supports or challenges long standing generalisations. These techniques do not seek to replace or supercede more traditional humanities research methods but rather to provide a larger context for interpretations and controversies. The module will also include a hands-on component. Indicative methods may include data mining, data modeling, text encoding, and/or data visualisation.
- Be aware of the range of digitally-enhanced research methods that can complement traditional research practices
- Be aware of the range and scope of current digital humanities research and research projects
- Contextualise humanities research projects within a larger field of relevant material.
- Learn about open-source data sets and where to find them
- Ability to understand and interpret digitally-generated data at scale
- Utilise open source/online tools to enhance student’s range of research methods
- Ability to utilise data-intensive methods within the context of the student’s own research
- 10 Seminar hours
- 10 Hours of lab work
- Hands on exercise with a rationale for that exercise (5000 words). Indicative exercises may include encoding a text or series of texts using TEI/XML; manipulating textual data with Python or R; using tools for textual analysis (such as Voyant or Mallet); modeling data-centric text; visualising data.
- There will be a strong peer-learning component to this module. Hence, it will be taught by a combination of AFF staff, postdocs, and advanced PhD candidates.
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MA in Digital Humanities
The MA in Digital Humanities at Maynooth University aligns traditional Humanities-based research with modern data-intensive computational methodologies to produce exciting new research avenues and questions in traditional fields of expertise. It 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.
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MSc in Spatial eHumanities
Spatial eHumanities is a truly interdisciplinary programme combining geocomputation, cultural heritage, design, and humanities/arts research. It takes an interdisciplinary approach to focus on spatio-temporal concepts, methods, and tools in the development of computational and visual frameworks from which to explore the past and better understand our present.
The MSc in Spatial eHumanities has been jointly designed by An Foras Feasa and the National Centre for Geocomputation to provide both a historical background and theoretical grounding to the field while providing students with solid skills in contemporary digital methods and technologies, including Geographic Information Systems and 3D computer graphics modelling. It is also excellent preparation for those wishing to pursue a computationally-enabled PhD in the arts, humanities, social science, or digital cultural heritage.
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PhD in Digital Arts and Humanities
The PhD in Digital Arts and Humanities is a four-year structured doctoral research-training programme designed to enable students to carry out research in the arts and humanities at the highest level using new media and computer technologies.
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