Introduction to Digital Humanities

7.5 credits

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The aim of this course is for the student to learn about digital humanities as a field and how it impacts the ways we conduct academic practices in the humanities. Approaches to defining digital humanities are discussed, and implications for research practices in specific humanities disciplines are addressed. The course gives an overview of the impact that digitization has on academic practices, as well as effects on increased collaboration across disciplinary boundaries and across the cultural heritage sector and related organizations. Selected digital methodologies are reviewed and critically discussed, including digital data collection and related digital research infrastructures.


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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