Digital Humanities

Graduate Certificate Program Summary

Description

Digital 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 from the areas of Anthropology, Art & Art History, Classics & Religious Studies, English, History, Modern Languages, and the University Libraries. We are also home to the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities. The Center and its Faculty Fellows are involved with dozens of digital projects in a range of humaities fields.

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.

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Contacts

This graduate certificate is offered by the Departments of English, History, and Modern Languages and Literatures.

Certificate Advisor

Professor Andrew Jewell
University Libraries and Center for Digital Research in the Humanities
ajewell2@unl.edu
402-472-5266

Application checklist and deadlines

Required by the Office of Graduate Studies


See also: steps to admission.

Required by the department for this certificate

The 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. There are no additional requirements beyond the Application for Graduate Admission for students currently enrolled in a UNL degree program.

Students who are not already admitted to graduate school at UNL (i.e. those interested in pursuing the Certificate as a Post-Baccalaureate) should submit to the certificate advisor:


Application deadline
Rolling admission, contact certificate advisor for more information.

Courses

The certificate program will be 12 hours, comprised of interdisciplinary coursework between English, History, and Modern Languages, and will require an internship component.

Required

MODL/HIST/ENGL 946: Interdisciplinary Reading Seminar in Digital Humanities
HIST/ENGL/MODL 895: Digital Humanities Practicum/Internship in Digital Humanities

Elective

The 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:
ANTH 935: Seminar in Archeology: Digital Anthropologies
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 information

The Course Catalog in the Graduate Bulletin provides course descriptions and prerequisites, grouped by subject area.

The Schedule of Classes specifies dates, times, locations, and instructors for courses being offered in current and near-future terms.

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