The Graduate Certificate in Digital Humanities allows students to pursue an organized course of study in DH with the interdisciplinary faculty of the NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks while completing requirements for their degrees in existing doctoral and master’s programs. Students can apply directly to the DH Certificate, as a standalone program, or complete its requirements in conjunction with their curriculum in existing doctoral and master’s programs at Northeastern. For more information, see the FAQ or email the DH Certificate Coordinator Sarah Connell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Digital Humanities is an emerging field of research that is interdisciplinary in scope and collaborative in nature. The field is developing in relation to new digital technologies which have changed the objects of study, methods, and opportunities for research and teaching in existing humanities fields. Digitized texts are now read and accessed in new ways; digitized corpora of texts make possible new modes of quantitative and qualitative analysis (including “distant reading,” text mining, mapping, and network analysis); born digital objects constitute new primary sources in need of humanistic theorization, approaches, and critical vocabularies; and modes of encoding, aggregating, and connecting texts enable the creation of new archival resources that are changing our understanding of the archive itself as well revealing new historical, literary, and cultural patterns.
The field is new and developing rapidly and many students are eager for training in this area—both because DH is at the cutting edge of disciplinary work and because it offers new opportunities for employment within the academy and outside of it.
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