On this course, we will develop and enhance your awareness and understanding of a range of subjects that are relevant to the digitally mediated study of human culture, including:
- How we model human culture using computers and how we can create memory and knowledge environments which facilitate new insights or new ways of working with the human record.
- How the ethos of openness that the internet encourages – open access, open data – influences the knowledge economy.
- The role of digital culture in changing concepts of authorship, editing and publication.
- The potential application and limitations of big data techniques to further the study of human culture in an era of information overload.
- The place of coding in our digital interactions with culture and cultural heritage.
We will give you a broad understanding of the most important applications of digital methods and technologies to humanities research questions and what they do and don’t allow us to do. You will be able to scope, build and critique practical experiments in digital research with an arts, humanities and cultural sector focus, and you will learn to provide critical commentary on the relationship between creativity, digital technology and the study of human culture.
Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.