Programming for Digital Humanities

7.5 credits

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The aim of this course is to introduce and discuss fundamental concepts and techniques related to programming in the field of digital humanities. In this course, you will acquire knowledge and practical experience that will allow you to use programming (e.g. Python and Processing languages) as a powerful means of expression in the humanities and the arts. The knowledge and skills gained in this course will enable you how to apply and utilize different programming techniques to analyze and interpret subject matter in the field of humanities in novel ways.


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.

Student working from home