Digital History: Methods, Resources and Ontologies

7.5 credits

The course "Digital History: Methods, Resources and Ontologies" is a continuation course in digital history, which is a subfield of digital humanities. The course discusses what digital history actually is, and introduces a selection of the various digital methods that may be used for traditional as well as digital mediation, research and analysis within the subject of history. The practical components of the course provide hands-on experience with a selection of digital tools: digital transcription, databases, digital archives, digital mediation, and visualisations (GIS and reconstructions). We work with digitised source material and discuss the impact of digitisation on historical research. The course also includes theoretical aspects, and enables a critical review of how digital tools and digitisation may be used in historical research and mediation of history.

Distance – study where you are

Perhaps you would like to study in the Swedish mountains, in a big city, or at home close to family? Many of our programmes and courses are offered in distance format.

Studying at a distance can be done in different ways, either entirely without physical gatherings or with only a few gatherings on campus or at one of our learning centres. The common denominator is that a large part of your studies takes place online. You communicate with the teacher and other students with the help of a learning platform with discussion forums, group work, recorded lectures and online meetings.

The benefit of distance studies is the flexibility, something that is valuable if you want to be free to decide when and where you want to study. Some compulsory elements on you course or programme may take place during office hours, even though they are online.

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