Methods for Digital Humanities (Baladria Summer School in Digital Humanities)5 credits
The aim of this course is to learn about digital research methods to address research questions from the humanities. The course gives an overview of the impact of digitisation on the way research is conducted, an insight into a range of the different digital methods, as well as an awareness of difficulties related to the methods/tools. The course will cover several methods/tools, with students engaging in hands-on activities and sharing their findings throughout the course. In the final project of the course, the student has the option to focus on specific digital methods and tools.
After completing the course the student should be able to:
- discuss select digital methods for research in the humanities;
- critically review the advantages and disadvantages of various methods;
- explain and critically reflect upon ways in which select methods and tools are applied;
- explain and critically reflect upon ways in which digitisation impacts research in the humanities;
- apply select methods and digital tools.
Most teaching is conducted online using the current online teaching platform with obligatory one week of in-person teaching at the University of Zadar in Croatia. Students will be responsible for arranging and covering travel and accommodations costs. Teaching comprises lectures and workshops.
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Letter of Intent/Application Process
The application process consists of two steps.
- First you need to apply to the course online at www.universityadmissions.se. Deadline 15 March 2023.
- Secondly, you need to submit a letter of intent.
Deadline 30 March 2023.
Please write a letter of intent that on one A4 page describes your interest in the programme. The letter will be evaluated in terms of your previous and intended engagement with the field of Digital Humanities; and, your proficiency in expressing yourself in English.
Submit your letter on your pages at universityadmissions.se.
Admission notfication: 26 April
When and where
12-18 June - Online, asynchronously (obligatory)
19-23 June - Zadar, Croatia (OBLIGATORY IN-PERSON PARTICIPATION)
24 June 5 July - Online, asynchronously (obligatory)
The Baladria Summer School has been initiated by the iInstitute (https://lnu.se/en//iinstitute), Linnaeus University's iSchool (https://www.ischools.org) affiliated with the Digital Transformation Knowledge Environment (https://lnu.se/en/meet-linnaeus-university/knowledge-environments/digital-transformations), and is organized in collaboration with the Deparment of Information Sciences at the University of Zadar (https://www.unizd.hr/eng) and has been taking place since 2019. For earlier Baladria Summer Schools, please visit the former Baladria website (http://baladria.unizd.hr).
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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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Here you will have five minutes’ walking distance to friends, restaurants, lecture rooms, gym, grocery store, the University Library, nature trails, and student pubs. If you live in another part of Växjö, you can quickly get to the university by bus or bicycle.
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