Do you want to be at the forefront of the digital turn in the humanities? The current information revolution opens up exciting perspectives for research and its applications in society.
This Master's track equips you to look at culture, language, history or philosophy through the lens of digital methods.
We are witnessing many exciting new trends in information
technology. The vast amount of digital data that is available
nowadays opens up new research questions and opportunities for real
life applications. This Digital Humanities track offers a
systematic way to incorporate information technology in humanities
It trains students with a humanities background for the growing number of research and other job opportunities that require processing of digital information. It reflects on the underlying theory and the impacts on our culture and society. It offers courses for collecting, analysing and visualising humanities data. Finally, you will be skilled to work with professional databases, programming scripts, and statistical tools.
Students who graduated successfully from this programme were able to integrate a humanities perspective with computational methods. For instance, the thesis “Tracing Joyce’s notes for Ulysses” (2017) employed automation strategies for the digital representation and for source-tracing of Joyce’s notebooks. Another example is the thesis “Visualizing trade” (2018), in which an analysis of the Baltic trade in the 18th century was done by using visualization applications on the Sound Toll registers. By exploring visualization as a tool, the student was able to implement a Digital Humanities approach to a historical problem not just to identify patterns and analyse them, but also suggesting new interpretations.
Studentambassadeur Paul Hoffman
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.
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.
This course strikes a perfect balance between humanities subjects and computer science.
Hi, I am Liu Mingyang and since September I am enrolled in the MA programme Digital Humanities at the University of Groningen. Before I came here, I have studied in Italy at the University of Genoa. I majored in Modern Lang ua ges and Cultures, a course mainly involved in the field of language, culture, ethnology, economy and sociology. My social and communication skills benefited a lot from the intercultural teaching atmosphere and I learned a way of critical thinking to deal with the difficulties from different viewpoints during my bachelor period .
Besides my academic life, I try to apply theory into practice. After graduating from university, I moved to Milan with my friends to set up ‘Longmorning Promotion Milano’ as our own business. I acted as project manager and was in charge of online promotion. I used to analyse the data collected through our online website surveys in order to offer the best solutions catering for the preferences of our customers and audiences. Through my work and personal ability, I came up with innovative ideas that helped the company successfully undertake several projects such as the ‘China tour of the famous Italian world music group’. After coming back to China, I published my personal literature collection.