For those interested, I thought I’d take a moment to tell you a bit about the courses I’m taking. You can also checking posts related each class.
Digital Humanities: Theory & Practice explores the field of Digital Humanities and explores the various methods and practices that make up the field. It’s a theory driven course that introduces students to the realm of Digital Humanities. If you ever wondered what exactly Digital Humanities is, this is class to take. I could attempt to go into detail about it but frankly, it’s easier to just link you to the site that describes the class in detail. Check it out!
Digital Scholarly Editing explores the concepts behind the creation of digital editions and the technologies and methodologies that are leveraged to create a digital edition. The first half of the course (Semester 1) is largely theory based, exploring concepts such as TEI, the use of XML, Imaging, Metadata formats, etc. The second half of the course (Semester 2) deals with the actual creation of a digital scholarly edition. The entire class collaborates to create a digital scholarly edition of an analogue diary. I think it’s going to be a really fun class! If you’d like to read more about the class and what it entails, check out this link.
Remaking the Physical focuses on different methods and techniques of recreating cultural heritage information. The course covers techniques such as Laser Scanning, Photogrammetry, Reflectance Transformation Imaging, and 3D Modelling. We will be working with a number of interesting technologies to recreate actual cultural heritage artefacts. To learn more about this class, click here.