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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Certificate Advisor
Professor Adrian S. Wisnicki
English Department and Center for Digital Research in the Humanities

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Application checklist and deadlines

1. Required by Graduate Studies

Submit these items as part of the standard steps to admission.

2. Required by the department

After you apply, allow one business day for us to set up your access so you can complete these requirements via MyRED.

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

  • Letter of Intent
  • Resume/CV
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • Minimum English proficiency: Paper TOEFL 550, Internet TOEFL 79, IELTS 6.5
Application deadline
Rolling admission, contact certificate advisor for more information.

This summary page is maintained by Graduate Studies.
For additional details check out the dept./program website: Digital Humanities.

Departments: Have an update for this summary? Contact Kurt Mueller.