Graduate Certificate Summary
DescriptionDigital Humanities is an interdisciplinary academic field that brings digital technology to bear on the study of the human record. The Graduate Certificate Program in Digital Humanities at UNL allows graduate and post-baccalaureate students to gain scholarly credentials in Digital Humanities. Work in this area can take a variety of forms, including: digital scholarly editing; the creation of thematic research archives and resources; programmatic analysis of large-scale textual corpora; the use of geo-spatial tools and technologies to study the interaction of people and place; data mining and machine learning techniques using historical data; 3D modeling of historical buildings and artifacts; tool building and software development for humanities research; and the creation of games, interactive environments, and media systems with a humanistic focus.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is an international leader in the field, with over a dozen faculty in the departments of English, History, Modern Languages, and the University Libraries. We are also home to the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities, which hosts over forty projects in the area, including The Walt Whitman Archive, The Willa Cather Archive, Railroads and the Making of Modern America, Civil War Washington, the electronic journal Scholarly Editing, and many others.
UNL's Digital Humanities faculty are recognized leaders in the field. They teach and conduct research in all areas of digital humanities and participate in a variety of research efforts around the world.
Application Checklist and Deadlines
Required by the Office of Graduate Studies
- Application for Graduate Admission for a graduate certificate objective
- $50 non-refundable application processing fee
- One set of transcripts, uploaded to MyRED (see upload requirements)
- If your native language is not English: verification of English proficiency
- If you are not a US citizen and you hold an F1 visa: concurrent admission to a degree program, because a certificate alone is not sufficient for F1 status
See also: steps to admission.
Required by the Department for this CertificateThe Graduate Certificate in Digital Humanities is open to graduate students currently enrolled in graduate degree programs at UNL, and is also available as a standalone (non-degree) post-baccalaureate certification.
Students who are not already admitted to graduate school at UNL (i.e. those interested in pursuing the Certificate as a Post-Baccalaureate) will be asked to submit:
- A Letter of Intent
- Three Letters of Recommendation.
Application DeadlineRolling admission, contact department for more information.
CoursesThe certificate program will be 12 hours, comprised of interdisciplinary coursework between English, History, and Modern Languages, and will require an internship component.
RequiredHIST/ENGL/MODL 946 - Interdisciplinary Reading Seminar in Digital Humanities
HIST/ENGL/MODL 895E - Internship in Digital Humanities
ElectiveThe remaning six credit hours may be drawn from courses approved by the Certificate Program's Advisor. Examples of regularly taught courses that may be easily applied toward the certification include:
HIST 970 - Seminar in Digital History
HIST 870 - Digital History
ENGL 478/878 - Digital Archives and Editions
ENGL 498/898 - Electronic Texts: Development and Design
More Course InformationThe Graduate Bulletin provides course descriptions, prerequisites, degree program requirements, and more.
The Schedule of Classes specifies dates, times, locations, and instructors when this course is offered.
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