Teaching Humanities Computing
Instructors are welcome to contact the Head of Research and Development, who will set up a time to meet with one of the Research and Development staff to discuss how we can assist in teaching Humanities Computing topics in academic courses. We have taught classes in Research methods courses in the humanties to both graduate and undergraduate students. In addition to computing expertise, our staff have years of teaching experience and regularly give conference workshops and presentations.
Whenever possible, we try to coordinate our presentation and workshop materials with the curriculum offered through the Digital Humanities Summer Institute. The institute provides in-depth training and seminars on topics such as multimedia digitisation/creation, Text Encoding (XML Mark-up) and Project Management. We encourage faculty and students interested in Humanities Computing to attend the Institute, which runs yearly in June.
Interdisciplinary Minor in Digital Humanities
The Faculty of Humanities plans to offer an interdisciplinary Minor in Digital Humanities. Courses in Digital Humanities are offered as of September 2009. HCMC staff members are teaching classes in this course. The program explores the impact of computing on the ways in which those in the humanities model, analyse, and represent their subject matter. The program blends the traditional strengths of the humanities with an understanding of computing tools and techniques, and to examine the place of computing technology in our society and the impact it has on structures of knowledge and learning.
For more information, please contact Ray Siemens.