Together with its sister course, this course acts as an introductory signposting course to our digital humanities. While the sister course, Introduction to digital humanities, lays out the landscape of all the different digital humanities and charts our place there, this course is aimed at mapping the landscape within that definition. The course thus provides students with the knowledge they need to choose their own focus within computational humanities, also manifesting in the ability to choose from the optional courses in the DH module.
After this course the student understands the multiple ways in which methods benefit work within the digital humanities. She herself is able to use simple tools to work with data. In addition, she has attained knowledge of the fundamental concepts of programming, through which she can start to expand her capabilities, should she so choose. She also learns how open, reproducible research and publishing is done in practice. Further, the student gains a general literacy on advanced computer science methods applicable to digital humanities, and when to apply them. Finally, she learns to apply all of the above in practice in a small concrete digital humanities project.
Prerequisites: absolutely none