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Paul Hoffman

Digital Humanities

Do you have questions about Digital Humanities? E-mail Paul: p.d.hoffman@student.rug.nl

My name is Paul Hoffman, 27 years old and originally from Meppel, The Netherlands.

I choose Groningen because it is the best place to be if you’re between the ages of 18 to late twenties. It’s a relatively small city, but home to a large number of students which comes with massive perks. For example everything is reachable by bike so you can go see your friends really easy. Another perk is the fact that supermarkets and other stores are aimed towards students meaning you’ll pretty much find what you need around the corner. Even though it’s a small city, there are great connections to other cities in Europe meaning one could always choose to visit elsewhere. In sum, the city is designed to facilitate students, it’s great.

After finishing my Bachelor degree in American Studies I choose Digital Humanities as a Master. This choice was primarily because as a humanities student, it’s relatively hard to find work. With this in mind I was looking for something both practical and interesting, hence Digital (practical) Humanities (interesting). The contents of the course match the title in the sense that we have courses strictly devoted to coding, courses devoted to theory and courses devoted to the interplay between theory, practice and the overall role of Digital Humanities herein.

If you’re the type of person who enjoys the difficulties of coding, complexities of theory and want to learn some very applicable skills, then Digital Humanities is the master for you.

Laatst gewijzigd:19 april 2018 10:50