The following list has been collected from various respondents to an informal survey on the Humanist Discussion Group.
Though McCarty and Kirschenbaum’s list of “Institutional models for humanities computing” at http://www.allc.org/imhc/ is extensive, I am interested in an updated account of specifically undergraduate programs that have a digital humanities *inflected* curriculum — that is, programs which may or may not be called digital humanities but reflect–among other topics–some of the basic digital methodologies, topics of research, and disciplines that concern the DH community. Certainly, this is a broad definition, but the idea is to create a list from a range of initial responses from the field before conducting a more formal survey.
|Institution||Program||Affiliated DH Center or Project||Degree/Certificate|
|Brigham Young University||Humanities Computing||The Computers and the Humanities Program||BA Minor|
|Brock University||Digital Humanities||The Centre for Digital Humanities||BA|
|King’s College London||Digital Humanities||Centre for Computing in the Humanities||BA Minor|
|Michigan State University||Digital Humanities||Specialization/Certificate|
|Stanford University||The Digital Humanities Lab||Digital Humanities Module|
|University of California, Santa Barbara||Literature & the Culture of Information (LCI)||Transcriptions- A Digital Humanities Project on the Cultures of Information||Specialization|
|University of Exeter||Digital Arts & Humanities||BA|
|University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign||Informatics||Illinois Informatics Institute||BA Minor|
|University of Maine||New Media||BA|
|University of Maryland, College Park||Digital Cultures and Creativity||Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH)||Certificate|
|McMaster University||Communication Studies and Multimedia||BA|
|University of Washington||Digital Arts and Experimental Media||DXARTS-Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media||BFA|
There’s also UVA’s Media Studies undergraduate major. Worth a good look.
Thanks for the list; very useful. If you want to include also non English programs, here is a link to a Digital Humanities undergraduate program:
List of Modules: http://www.germanistik.uni-wuerzburg.de/fileadmin/04100700/digital-humanities/BA-DH-Verlaufsplan-col.pdf
It is part of a dual BA program in the humanities, and usually the students would combine the digital humanities BA with something like a BA in history, music, English etc.
The description is in German but should be understandable when you know that “Forschungsmethoden” is ‘research method’ and “Geistes- oder kulturwissen-schaftlicher Grundkurs” means “introductory course in a homanities discipline”
I found the New Media Institute at UGA, but because information about the coursework isn’t very detailed, I can’t decide whether it’s a program that might work well in this group.
Although we don’t have a digital humanities program in Archaeology, we teach two courses in alternate years:
ARCA2607 Digital Methods
ARCA2606 Maps, Time and Visualisation
There is also a program in Digital Cultures:
Duke has a New-Media-focused “Information Science + Information Studies” certificate.
Bangor University’s School of Creative Studies and Media (in North Wales, UK) has undergrad and postgrad programs in film, journalism, media, new media, professional writing and theatre. We’re interdisciplinary, and have some pretty customizable courses, including a broad range of digital humanities from basic IT to game studies, and even a little digital poetry. Link here: http://www.bangor.ac.uk/creative_industries/index.php.en
We’ve got part of our emerging DH program on the books as well, at the below. I’ll list them below,
Related also is our new program in Technology in Society, at http://web.uvic.ca/~techsoc/Home.html.
1. HUMA 150, Tools, Techniques, and Culture of the Digital Humanities (http://web.uvic.ca/calendar2009/CDs/HUMA/150.html)
2. HUMA 250, Digital Representation and Creation in a Humanities Context (http://web.uvic.ca/calendar2009/CDs/HUMA/250.html)
3. HUMA 350, Key Applications: Electronic Publishing and Computer-Assisted Analysis (http://web.uvic.ca/calendar2009/CDs/HUMA/350.html)
4. HUMA 450, Digital Humanities Project Seminar (http://web.uvic.ca/calendar2009/CDs/HUMA/450.html)
5. HUMA 491, Directed Studies in Digital Humanities (http://web.uvic.ca/calendar2009/CDs/HUMA/491.html)
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Our Digital Technology & Culture Program at Washington State University fits well with this list. The B.A. degree focuses on a blending of theory and practice with core courses such as “Digital Diversity,” “Language, Texts and Technology,” “Multimedia Authoring,” “The Rhetoric of Information,” and “Art, Science, and Technology.” For course descriptions, go to: http://www.catalog.wsu.edu/General/Academics/Courses/DTC. We also draw from courses across several disciplines at the University. The degree culminates in a semester-long internship or independent study project.
At Swansea University in the School of Arts and Humanities we have a number of digital humanities/software studies modules such as: MS-306 Philosophy, Politics and Technology; MS-219 Politics of New Media; Digital Philosophy; War and Technology and so forth.
We also have an MA Digital Media
The Digital Media Programs of the USA guide is a great resource: http://constellation1.com/idmaa/dmpus/
As this directory demonstrates, there aren’t a lack of digital media undergrad programs in the US; however, (to extend conversations I was having yesterday with Dene Grigar and Julie Meloni) the key question is what form these programs are taking. Thus, I think this list you are collecting is really valuable. It is important to identify programs that are offering the curriculum and research in the key areas of concern for the digital humanities.
Some other programs that came to mind for me are:
GaTech’s LCC program in Science, Technology and Culture (with a concentration in Media Studies) http://www.lcc.gatech.edu/undergraduate/stac/
or their program in Computational Media. http://lcc.gatech.edu/compumedia/
The Univ. of the West of England’s Honors Program in Media and Cultural Studies http://www.uwe.ac.uk/sca/courses/bamediacultural.shtml
UT Dallas’ Emerging Media and Communication Program http://emac.utdallas.edu/undergrad-program/
The Claremont College’s Media Studies Program: http://www.pitzer.edu/academics/field_groups/media_studies/index.asp
There are others that I don’t know too much about but appear to be developing along a similar line, such as University of Denver’s Digital Media Studies Program http://dms.du.edu/ and RPI’s Electronic Media, Arts, and Communication Program http://www.llc.rpi.edu/pl/bs-electronic-media-arts-communication-emac.
These are the ones that come to mind for me right now, but I’ll keep thinking it over and let you know if I have others!
Thanks for the all the comments. I hope to keep gathering information in this manner for some time in order to get input from the people actually describing the programs. I think that contextual perspective is invaluable in creating a resource that represents modes of learning that are labeled differently due to local infrastructural needs and desires but have many similarities.
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