PLIN064 Introduction to Digital Humanities

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2024
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Taught in person.
RNDr. Zuzana Nevěřilová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
RNDr. Zuzana Nevěřilová, Ph.D.
Department of Czech Language – Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Bc. Silvie Hulewicz, DiS.
Supplier department: Department of Czech Language – Faculty of Arts
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 20 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/20, only registered: 0/20, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/20
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
The aim of the course is to introduce digital humanities and to describe various aspects of digital content processing. The practical aims consist of introducing current data sources, annotation, preprocessing methods, software tools for data analysis and visualization, and evaluation methods.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course, students will be able to:
- think about data from the computational point of view; - identify and propose appropriate methods for data processing; - understand the term metadata; - identify the need for data preprocessing; - compare various visualization methods; - propose an annotation scheme; - understand evaluation methods
  • Introduction to DH.
  • Digital content, digitization.
  • Data and metadata. Data collection, data sources. Data science, visualization.
  • Software tools for data processing: Unix shell, Python.
  • Text corpora, annotation.
  • Evaluation.
  • Data dissemination.
  • Anne Burdick, Johanna Drucker, Peter Lunenfeld, Todd Presner and Jeffrey Schnapp: Digital_Humanities. MIT Press. 2012
  • Terras, M. M., Nyhan, J., & Vanhoutte, E. (2013). Defining Digital Humanities : A Reader. Farnham, Surrey, England: Routledge.
Teaching methods
seminars containing lecture and tutorials in computer room
Assessment methods
final (group) project
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught: in blocks.
Note related to how often the course is taught: 4x 6 hodin.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2019, Autumn 2020, Autumn 2021, Autumn 2022, Autumn 2023.
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