Workshop: Higher Education Programs in Digital Humanities – Challenges and Perspectives

The third workshop for "Higher Education Programs in Digital Humanities: Challenges and Perspectives” was held at the 4th DHN conference, Copenhagen, 6-8 March 2019.


  • Koraljka Golub (primary contact), Department of Cultural Sciences, Linnaeus University, Sweden,
  • Isto Huvila, Department of Archival Science, Library & Information Science, and Museum & Heritage Studies, Uppsala University, Sweden,
  • Marcelo Milrad, Department of Media Technology, Linnaeus University, Sweden,
  • Marianne Ping Huang, School of Communication and Culture, Aarhus University, Denmark,
  • Mikko Tolonen, Helsinki Collegium of Advanced Studies, University of Helsinki, Finland,


9.00–9.15 Welcome and introductions

9.15–9.30 Marianne Ping Huang, Aarhus University: IGNITE: Designing for creative solutions (abstract presentation)

9.30–9.45 Olle Sköld, Isto Huvila, and Anna Orrghen, Uppsala University: Behind the scenes – A talk about decision-making, networking, and marketing in the development of Uppsala University’s master programme in digital humanities (abstractpresentation)

9.45–10.00 Eetu Mäkelä, University of Helsinki: METH4DH – Openly licensed course introducing methods for digital humanities (abstractpresentation) abstract

10.00–10.15 Tiina H. Airaksinen, Anna-Leena Korpijärvi, Milja Lehtinen and Roope Kotiniemi, University of Helsinki: Digital humanities in cultural studies – Creating a MOOC course for university students and A-level students (abstractpresentation)

10.15–10.45 Coffee Break

10.45–11.00 Jennifer Edmond, Trinity College Dublin; Vicky Garnett, Trinity College Dublin; Kristen Schuster, King’s College London: Issues of evaluation – The experience of incorporating PARTHENOS training materials in a higher education module (abstractpresentation)

11.00–11.15 Joseph Flanagan, University of Helsinki: Designing interactive activities in the digital humanities – An evaluation of tools for learning Python (abstract – presentation)

11.15–11.30 Anna Svensson, Gothenburg University Library: Working with Omeka S in the Master’s programme in digital humanities at Gothenburg University (abstractpresentation)

11.30–11.45 Stefania Scagliola, University of Luxembourg: Ranke.2 – A teaching platform for digital source criticism (abstractpresentation)

11.45–12.00 Jasmina Maric, University of Borås: 21st century skills in digital humanities (abstractpresentation)

12.00–12.30 Final discussion


Participants are encouraged to submit proposals for presentations in the open section of the workshop programme. The presentation should address a specific topic related to the workshop theme and be presented in 10 minutes with minutes Q & A.

Proposal format

Approximately 300 words, submitted to by January 7 at the latest. Acceptance of papers is decided by the organisers and presenters are notified January 18.

Workshop themes

The proposed workshop will have six themes as the main focus, together with topical presentations arising from the workshop CfP. The main themes are enumerated below:

  1. Existing programs, modules or individual courses in Digital Humanities: design, target student groups, content, job market, evaluation, experiences and lessons learned.
  2. Currently developed programs, modules or individual courses in Digital Humanities: approaches to the design, target student groups and related issues.
  3. Interdisciplinarity in DH education.
  4. Capacity building towards employability.
  5. Capacity building towards enhancing visibility of arts and humanities in the sense-making and the human-focus in technology.
  6. Cross-disciplinary and cross-sectoral collaboration in Digital Humanities education.