By the end of this course, you will have

  • become acquainted with some of the major debates in the field of Digital Humanities (DH), in particular those related to language and literature
  • explored some of the ways that new technologies have become a part of humanistic research in the 21st century – curation, analysis, editing, modeling
  • experimented with some of the basic tools, technical skills, environments in the field, and gained a deeper hands-on knowledge of a few of these
  • explored what linguistic and literary data is, where it can be found and how, and in what formats, it might be generated
  • gained an appreciation for scalar thinking in the language and literature
  • considered how digital humanistic work, while initially about formalization, has a rich qualitative aspect
  • been exposed to the visual rhetorics and aesthetics of digital research
    begun to build your own professional scholarly network
  • gained an appreciation for collaborative forms of research, teaching and professional communication
  • reflected on what it means to do digital research in the Arab World in 2013

What you will not do in this course:

  • always speak in the abstract and theoretical
  • learn to write code for computers
  • read and discuss paper-based, linear arguments
  • be ready to embark on a sophisticated building project in DH
  • formulate a thesis topic