ARTS020 Digitální humanitní vědy

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2020
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
Taught online.
PhDr. Michal Lorenz, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
PhDr. Michal Lorenz, Ph.D.
Department of Information and Library Studies - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Mgr. Alice Lukavská
Supplier department: Department of Information and Library Studies - Faculty of Arts
Mon 14:00–15:40 B2.13
Prerequisites (in Czech)
! PROGRAM ( B - ISK_ )||( PROGRAM ( B - ISK_ )&&( ARTS001 Cognitive Sciences || ARTS002 Approaches to language || ARTS003 Contemporary culture || ARTS004 Homer and European literature || ARTS005 Life in cyberspace || ARTS006 The Fall of an Empire or the Rise of Europe? || ARTS007 Germánské literatury – nositelé Nobelovy ceny za literaturu || ARTS008 Argumentation and Logic || ARTS009 Czech 101 || ARTS010 History of Mongolia and steppe empires || ARTS011 Transformations of Christian Europe: Visions, Critical Analysis and Discussions || ARTS012 Cult. Constr. of Other. || ARTS013 Slavonic Areas || ARTS014 How to read World Literature. || ARTS015 Humans as a cultural species || ARTS016 Medieval Literary Life || ARTS017 Life after Death in Arts || ARTS018 || ARTS019 Shakespeare's Analysis of Love || ARTS021 Art and Culture in Cent.Europe ))
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is offered to students of any study field.
The capacity limit for the course is 140 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 53/140, only registered: 1/140, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/140
Course objectives
Propaedeutic course for all Faculty of Arts students with an interest in the use of digital data and digital technology in the humanities. The course is followed by courses put out by detached departments that allow the use of the basic skills acquired in this course in a particular disciplinary context.

The aim of the course is to acquaint students with the  field of digital humanities and show what digital technology has brought to the different areas of the humanities. Attention is paid to how digital technologies have changed scientific practices in various humanities and to new questions that experts can find answers to through the application of digital technologies. Students will get acquainted with the basic technologies, personalities and projects that have fundamentally influenced the field of digital humanities. The main goal of the course is to acquaint students with basic practices and tools for working with data in humanities.
Learning outcomes
After completing the course, the student will be able to:
- find, download and pre-process research data
- formulate research questions for digital research
- to suggest a suitable digital tool for answering research questions
- store, provide metadata and share own research data
- describe changes in scientific thinking and research caused by computational and communication technology
  • 1. Digital turn in the humanities (PhDr. Michal Lorenz, Ph.D.)
  • 2. Digitization and sources of digital data (MgA. Michal Indrák, Ph.D)
  • 3. Digital data, their acquisition and cleansing (Mgr. Jan Mayer)
  • 4. Metadata (RNDr. Miroslav Bartošek, CSc.)
  • 5. Text data and their processing (RNDr. Zuzana Nevěřilová, Ph.D)
  • 6. Image data and their processing (doc. Mgr. Jana Horáková, Ph.D.)
  • 7. Spatial data and their processing (Mgr. Adam Mertel, Ph.D.)
  • 8. Network analysis (doc. PhDr. David Zbíral, Ph.D)
  • 9. Data visualization (Mgr. Tomáš Marek)
  • 10. Data publishing (Mgr. Ing. Jiří Marek)
  • 11. Data archiving and storage (Mgr. Michal Konečný)
  • BURDICK, Anne, Johanna DRUCKER, Peter LUNENFELD, Todd Samuel PRESNER and Jeffrey T. SCHNAPP. Digital_Humanities. Translated by David Vichnar. Vydání první. Praha: Academia, 2019. 191 stran. ISBN 9788020028655. info
  • Cultural heritage infrastructures in digital humanities. Edited by Agiatis Benardou - Erik Champion - Costis Dallas - Lorna M. Hughes. First published. London: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2018. xvii, 172. ISBN 9781472447128. info
  • Research methods for the digital humanities. Edited by Lewis Levenberg - Tai Neilson - David Rheams. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. xvii, 325. ISBN 9783319967127. info
  • Digital humanities in practice. Edited by Claire Warwick - Melissa M. Terras - Julianne Nyhan. First published. London: Facet Publishing in association with UCL Centre for Digital Humanities, 2012. xix, 233. ISBN 9781856047661. info
  • Understanding digital humanities. Edited by David M. Berry. 1st pub. Houndmills: Palgrave, 2012. xviii, 318. ISBN 9780230292659. info
  • A companion to digital humanities. Edited by Susan Schreibman - Raymond George Siemens - John Unsworth. 1st pub. Malden: Blackwell, 2004. xxvii, 611. ISBN 9781405168069. info
Teaching methods
- presentations by professionals from different fields
- short application tasks in digital tools
Assessment methods
Each lecture will give the student a short assignment, scored 1-5 points. To complete the course, it is necessary to collect 75% of the total number of points.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses

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