Introduction to Digital Humanities

Update for 2020/2021

This course will not be running in Michaelmas Term 2020. It is hoped that an online version, following the course outline below, will be ready for Hilary Term 2021. Do get in touch with in the meantime to register your interest and to be kept up-to-date on the launch date of the online course.

Course Information

This course runs termly, on Thursdays from 1.30pm in term time.  It merges with the Coding Club at 2pm, when participants are encouraged to stay on to work through the week's practical activities. All participants in this course are automatically members of the Coding Club and can use the club's online resources.

This is an introductory-level course for beginners to Digital Humanities. It covers basic principles of how to model Humanities material as data, and how to produce visualisations using some popular, free, DH tools. This is a practical course, with course participants helping to research the publishing of translations during the Reformation period.

  • Week 1 General Introduction to computing, programming
  • Week 2 Data modelling (Databases and xml)
  • Week 3 Data modelling (networks and ontologies)
  • Week 4 Digital objects and datasets
  • Week 5 Voyant Tools for statistical analysis
  • Week 6 Palladio for geographic visualisations
  • Week 7 Gephi for network analysis
  • Week 8 Visualisations, Gale Digital Scholar Lab

As well as some core skills and insight into whether Digital Methods could work for them, participants will learn about other DH activity and resources at Oxford and how they could get more involved.

For further information, please contact Emma Huber:


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