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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 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.

Digital Humanities

  • This graduate certificate is offered by the Departments of English, History, Modern Languages and Literatures.
  • On the Web
    Department Website
  • Certificate Advisor
    Professor Matthew L. Jockers
    Department of English

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.

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:

Application Deadline

Rolling admission, contact department for more information.


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

HIST/ENGL/MODL 946 - Interdisciplinary Reading Seminar in Digital Humanities
HIST/ENGL/MODL 895E - Internship in Digital Humanities

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:

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 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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