75876 - Digital Humanities

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Academic Year 2016/2017

Learning outcomes

The course provides the basic knowledge to address problems of knowledge representation using appropriate computer tools of analysis. The student at the end of the course knows the theoretical, methodological and technical issues relating to the computerized processing of texts within the activities of humanistic character; knows the elements of the legal regulation on the processing of digital objects and their related technologies. Knows how to set up and implement databases and digital archives.


Course contents

1 - Overview of international and national experiences

· History: Technological innovation and Digital Humanities

· Debate: Text and the computer

· Present and Future: Digital Culture and Knowledge Networks

2 -Legislative framework on processing of digital objects
3 - Objectives and Software:

· The acquisition of texts and images

· Design, Database Development and digital archives

· Publishing content online

Readings/Bibliography

  • Teresa Numerico, Domenico Fiormonte, Francesca Tomasi, L'umanista digitale, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2010, 240 pp. (for all students)
  • AA.VV. Umanistica_digitale, Milano, Mondadori, 2012 264 pp. (only students who have not followed the lessons)

Educational materials published on elearning-cds.unibo.it/course/view.php?id=8487 *to access the website you have to get a code, writing an email email fabio.silari@unibo.it

Teaching methods

  • Lectures and labs
  • For students who have not followed the lessons is planned support on e-learning platform

Assessment methods

Oral exam only for students who have attended the lessons:

Students who have not followed the lessons:
  • educational materials published on elearning-cds.unibo.it/course/view.php?id=8487
    (to access the website you have to get a code, writing an email fabio.silari@unibo.it)
  • comments to four articles on the topics Digital Humanities;
  • reading of the text of Teresa Numerico, Domenico Fiormonte, Francesca Tomasi, L'umanista digitale, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2010, 240 pp.
  • reading of the text of AA.VV. Umanistica_digitale, Milano, Mondadori, 2012 264 pp.

Teaching tools

Office hours

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