Digital History: Methods, Resources and Ontologies

7.5 credits

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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.


To study on a distance education will give you different opportunities than on-campus teaching. It means that, to a large extent, you will be able to plan your studies yourself, both in terms of time and place.

However, keep in mind that most distance education includes a number of compulsory digital lectures and digital seminars during the weekdays. Some distance education also include compulsory get-togethers, for which you will have to travel to Växjö or Kalmar.

There are a number of different ways to be a distance student, the common denominator being that a large part of your study work is carried out on the web. You communicate with the teacher and your fellow students using a learning platform with discussion forums, group work, recorded lectures or video meetings using a web cam.

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