Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities
Digital Humanities Research Assistantship
Credits:1 - 3
Also offered as ENGL388T. Credit only granted for MITH388 or ENGL388T.
Introduction to Digital Studies in the Arts and Humanities
An introduction to digital studies in the arts and humanities, broadly conceived as the critical, creative, and practical engagement with digital media, methods, tools, and experiences, as well as the theoretical and conceptual bases for understanding them.
Also offered as AMST629U. Credit granted for MITH610 or AMST629U. Digital Studies is an interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and teaching that combines the critical study of new forms of digital media, culture, and identity with creative practices and the application of computational tools to areas of humanistic study. While it is often hands-on or applied, Digital Studies also demands approaches that are primarily critical, theoretical, speculative, or experimental- imaginative-in nature. Broadly speaking then, Digital Studies is a response to the widespread influence of digital media across nearly every aspect of contemporary life; more specifically, it recognizes that teaching, research, and scholarship in the arts and humanities cannot and will not remain isolated from the networks, platforms, and media providers all around us. This course is designed to introduce you to several different (and divergent) topics and practices in this diverse, complex, and rapidly changing area.
Colloquium in Digital Studies
Also offered as ENGL798D. Credit granted for MITH729 or ENGL798D.Class meets in TWS 3136 on the following dates:2/2, 3/2, 4/6, and 5/4.
Anatomy of Digital Humanities Research
Positioned as a companion to a disciplinary research methods course, this course emphasizes best practices and critical approaches in the context of the lifecycle of a collaborative research project from ideation to publication to preservation. This course explores common digital methodologies as it teaches collaboration and fast prototyping to help students develop a reflexive critical approach to digital research projects. Upon completing the course, students will have a research plan, including the beginnings of a literature review, wireframes, and proposal for the lifecycle of the research project.
Creative Ambiguities: Embodiment, Text, and the Digital Humanities
Prerequisite: MITH610; or permission of instructor.
Asks what theoretical and applied research emerges out of the space of digital humanities and the performing arts. It will equip students with a nuanced overview of the history of the digital within performance and explore various technical approaches that can enable the exploration of intersections of research and practice, the connections between creation and research, and yes, even "cool" performance. A final project will take the place of a final Exam. Students of all disciplines and skills (STEM and ARHU) are welcome, and encouraged to join the journey.
Also offered as THET669T and DANC698T. Credit only granted for MITH741, THET669T, or DANC698T.