Digital Humanities

Graduate Certificate Program Summary


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 and Art History, Classics and 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 humanities 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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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


Application checklist and deadlines

Required by the Office of Graduate Studies

See also: steps to admission.

Required by the department for this certificate

After you apply, allow one business day for us to establish your access to GAMES, where you'll complete these departmental requirements:

Submit the following to the certificate advisor. Exception: If currently enrolled in a UNL graduate degree program, the Application for Graduate Admission is still needed but these dept. requirements are waived.

Application deadline
Rolling admission, contact certificate advisor 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.



The remaining 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:

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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