In an age where so much of what we do is mobile, networked and mediated by digital culture and technology, digital humanities play an important role in exploring how we create and share knowledge. 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.
If you are a full-time student,
we will provide 120 to 180 hours of teaching through lectures and seminars, and we will expect you to undertake 1674 hours of independent study.
If you are a part-time student, we will provide 90 hours of teaching through lectures and seminars in your first year, and 50 hours in your second. We will expect you to undertake 720 hours of independent study in your first year and 954 hours in your second.
Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.
Your performance will be assessed through coursework, which will mostly take the form of essays, with some project work.
This course is primarily taught at the King’s College London Strand Campus.
Our location in the heart of London means that you will have easy access to the wealth of cultural opportunities that one world’s most vibrant and dynamic cities offer. You will also benefit from our own extensive facilities and resources.
King’s College London is regulated by the Office for Students.