Methodological course - Digital Methods and Means for Historical Studies (2023S)

As part of the course, methods and tools of Digital Humanities (DH) are presented and their applicability in historical studies is examined. Students are guided to expand their inventory of methods and their skills in using digital tools.

Specialised Methodology: Digital Ethnographic Methods (2023S)

In this course we will learn different methods of ethnographic research through and about the digital.

Topics in Deep Learning and Natural Language Processing (2023S)

In this seminar, participants will read, present and discuss recent papers on deep learning for natural language processing.

Practical Machine Learning for Natural Language Processing (2023S)

In this lecture, basic machine learning algorithms are implemented in Python and applied to natural language processing problems.

Data Structures and Data Modelling (2023S)

The aim of the course is to familiarize you with basic data structures and, in particular, to learn about semantic data modeling based on requirement analyses.

Applied Data Science for Linguists (2023S)

This course provides an introduction to the interdisciplinary field of data science with a particular focus on applications in linguistics.

Theory and Methods of Digital Philology (2023S)

Digital philology, which encompasses various tasks, methods and research fields, is "making sense of texts" (Sheldon Pollock) at the interface of text and social science as well as information technology and data science.

Crowd Sourcing in the Humanities (2023S)

Crowd sourcing is a method of having individual small tasks done by several individuals ('workers') for payment via online platforms.

Interdisciplinary Seminar Digital academic communication for the humanities (2023S)

This interdisciplinary seminar for students of the Doctoral School of the Faculty of Historical and Cultural Studies aims at making its participants capable of reflection and action with regard to autonomous, goal-oriented, controlled, and visible digital

Visualization of humanities data (2023S)

Computer-based visualization systems provide visual representations of datasets intended to help people carry out some task more effectively.

Data Driven Research Methodology for the Digital Humanities (2023S)

The course is aimed at introducing students to data-driven methods, frameworks, projects and examples with a particular focus on Digital Humanities projects and data sets.

Digital Humanities (2023S)

This introduction to Digital Humanities explores the promise and pitfalls of emerging methods in the Digital Humanities, as well as the intellectual contexts surrounding them.

Introduction to Statistics (2023S)

The content of the course is the teaching of content and methodological basics for the simple uni- and bivariate analysis of physio- and humangeographical data sets with the program package Excel.

Eat, Sleep, Love. Carnality in Media (2023S)

Carnality is a topic that has always been present in the media to a greater or lesser extent. Carnality in cultural texts, especially in cinema, has many facets, however, it is never neutral.

Methodological Course - Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Historical Sciences (2023S)

The methods course introduces the design of historical research and research processes as well as questions of theoretical access, methodology and the use of methods.

Field Class in Physical Geography for Teacher Candidates (2023S)

Aim of this course is to analyze the landscape-ecosystem of a particular research area and to distinguish and describe occurring interactions within this system. This should be done with the help of maps, areal images, literature, mapping in the field.

Education as an Academic Discipline (2023S)

The aim of the study programme is to impart the ability to do independent scientific work and to analyse problems independently, as well as knowledge of the special features, limits, terminologies and doctrinal opinions of educational science.

Introduction to Systematic Musicology (2023S)

The aim of the course is to gain basics knowledge of systematic musicology, get to know its fields of research and learn the common research methods.

Society: Living knowledge (2023S)

The course aims to trace the sensory experience acquired through the use of audio-visual recording technologies that have been transforming our everyday lives. Recognizing the agency of both human and non-human actors in this relationship.

Methods of Historical Research and Writing (2023S)

The cross-epoch course gives an overview of those techniques that represent the basis for historical work. It offers an introduction to professional methods as well as to general skills in the subject.

BA-Proseminar - Economic and Social History (2023S)

Historians have always used a wide range of methods to read and analyze the diverse material that the past has left us. With the ongoing digitization of a large number of historical sources, computer-aided quantitative methods.

Historical Sources, Qualitative and Quantitative Methods (2023S)

Contents: Introduction to various historical methods: discourse analysis, qualitative content analysis, media analysis, statistics, digital humanities. Working with different types of sources with a focus on gender-historical issues (19th and 20th Century

Bachelorseminar in Human Geography (2023S)

People on the move - migration theories, migration processes, and the role of mobility in a globalised world. In this seminar we will deal with the diversity of human mobility and the complexity of migration processes.

Social Science Ethics II - Social ethics, human rights and economic and media ethics (2023S)

The lecture complements the lecture "Social Ethics I". In the area of basic social ethics, it concentrates on social theoretical aspects and the normative orientations of human rights, sustainability and just participation.

Computational literary studies: Introduction to the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) ( 2023S )

The aim of the proseminar is to give an introduction to the digital humanities and digital literary studies using the example of digital text editions. The basics of digital edition science and the handling of X-technologies (XML, XPath, XSLT).

Digital Experience in the (digital) Humanities (2023S)

The digitisation of cultural heritage and historical data has created previously unimagined possibilities for humanities researchers. We now have instant, online access to databases harvested from museum collections, archives and libraries, and researcher

Specialised Methodology: Digital Ethnographic Methods (2023S)

What is the most dominant sound you hear at this moment? Is it a natural, human, social, mechanical, or indicator sound, as R. M. Schafer (1994) classifies sounds in general?

Digital Competences (2023S)

We will deal with the various stations from the collection and management of data in Excel, the conception and creation of a numismatic database and photography to the presentation of the material in the form of a catalogue.

Methodological course - Digital Methods and Means for Historical Studies (2023S)

As part of the course, methods and tools of Digital Humanities (DH) are presented and their applicability in historical studies is examined. Students are guided to expand their inventory of methods and their skills in using digital tools.

Introduction to Digital Humanities (2022W)

Digital Humanities is a broad area at the interface of social sciences and information technology, in which many different methods, tasks and research fields are represented. The course is intended as an introduction to the theoretical and methodological.

Reading course Digital Humanities - Theory and Concepts in the Digital Humanities (2023S)

The course corresponds to 5 ECTS and is part of the DH master module “theory and practice of DH”. It accompanies the introductory DH lecture course (lecture series) and is aimed at enabling students to search, read and use DH literature.

EX Field Trip - The authenticity of the space - Berlin as a digital and analogue place (2023S)

In times of global digital networking and an "electronic society of presence", questions about the political and cultural significance of space are increasingly coming to the fore.

Kurse 2019-2020 Sommersemester

070071 VO Digital Humanities (2020S)

Lehrerin: Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Tara Andrews

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

Was sind die digitalen Geisteswissenschaften, a.k.a. die Digital Humanities? Dieser Kurs leistet eine Einführung und Überblich des Bereichs, für BA-Studierenden jeder Fach geeignet. Wir schauen uns die Beziehung zwischen Computeranalyse, geisteswissenschaftlicher Theorie und Hermeneutik an, durch einen Blick auf exemplarischen Projekten und Anwendungen. Wir scheiden auch die praktischen und grundlegenden Aspekte der DH an, z.B. die Repräsentation der kulturellen Gegenstände, insbesondere Texte, innerhalb des digitalen Bereichs. Am Ende des Kurses sollten Studierenden eine gute Kenntnis davon haben, wie wir Konzepte aus den geisteswissenschaftlichen Disziplinen in den digitalen Bereich formalisieren und modellieren, sowie die Begrenzungen dieser Methoden.

 

070174 SE Master's Thesis Seminar - DH Methods in Historical Research (2020S)

Lehrerin: Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Tara Andrews

Aims, contents and method of the course

This course is intended for students preparing MA or PhD theses on topics in, or closely connected with, the Digital Humanities.

Kurse 2019 Wintersemester

070227 VO - Introduction to Digital Humanities

Lehrerin: Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Tara Andrews

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

Was ist (bzw. sind) die Digital Humanities? Was für Relevanz haben digitale Methoden zu Forschung in den verschiedenen geisteswissenschaftlichen Disziplinen? Was bedeutet es, "Digital Humanities zu machen"? Dieser Kurs ist für Studierenden des MA Geschichte und verwandten Felder geeignet; er stellt den Bereich Digital Humanities vor und gibt einen Überblick darüber. Wir decken die Geschichte des Felds von Beginn bis zu heute und schauen uns insbesondere die Beziehung zwischen Computeranalyse, geisteswissenschaftlicher Theorie, und Hermeneutik. Wir sprechen auch über praktischer Aspekte sowie die Representation der kulturellen Gegenstände, insbesondere Texte, innerhalb des digitalen Bereichs. Am Ende des Kurses sollten Studierenden eine gute Kenntnis davon haben, wie wir Konzepte aus den geisteswissenschaftlichen Disziplinen in den digitalen Bereich formalisieren und modellieren; sie werden auch über die Vielfalt der Möglichkeiten für hands-on Trainings in Digital Humanities Werkzeuge und Techniken in Österreich, Europe, und im Rest der Welt wissen.

 

070263 LK Reading course - Theory and Concepts in the Digital Humanities

Lehrerin: Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Tara Andrews

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

This course is a complement to the VO Master Lecture in Digital Humanities. We will read and discuss works that allow us to gain a more in-depth understanding of the intellectual background and theoretical underpinnings of DH methodology.

 

070112 UE Course in Methodology - Tools and Techniques for Digital Humanities

Lehrer: Maxim Romanov, PhD

 

070116 UE Methodological Workshop - DH Methods: Advanced Historical Mapping and Spatial Analysis

Lehrerin: Maria Vargha MA MA

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

The present course aims to give an insight to the advanced use of Geographical Information Systems primarily, but not exclusively, in the field of historical research and provide the students with useful, hands-on experience and knowledge that they can use in their further studies and work.
Although historical geography is a traditional part of the discipline of history, the use of GIS is not restricted to this subject. Due to the versatile application of GIS in historical research its use has been growing. GIS makes it possible, to add a spatial reference to any kind of historical problem, and with that, it opens new possibilities for research, both in terms of opening new questions and providing more data to be analysed in more ways.

070294 PS BA-Proseminar - Digital Medievalisms: Game Design and Digital Humanities

Lehrer: James Baillie, BA MRes

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

This course will examine how medieval historical concepts are presented digitally and how both computer game designers and digital humanities scholars work and deal with similar problems. For each of a range of thematic topics, students will work to compare medieval presentations of a topic with their reception in modern gaming contexts, and will then go on to examine some of the concepts behind representing those topics in computer format.Topics discussed will include travel and movement, ethnicity & race, fate and decision-making, and crafts and digital item presentation. Content notes will be provided for readings and discussion topics where appropriate.

 

070166 VO Geschichte der Neuzeit (ca. 1500 bis ca. 1914)

[führt auch DH-orientierte Forschung zur (frühen) Neuzeit ein]

Lehrer: Mag. Dr. Thomas J.J. Wallnig, Privatdoz. MAS

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

Sind wir jemals modern gewesen? Die Vorlesung bietet einen breiten Überblick über historische Grundprobleme der Zeit zwischen 1500 und 1914. An erster Stelle werden historiographiegeschichtliche Probleme erörtert, an zweiter Stelle wird ein kompakter historischer Aufriss geboten, der von Europa ausgehend andere Weltregionen mit einbezieht. Im Anschluss daran werden anhand ausgewählter thematischer Längsschnitte Vertiefungen und Erweiterungen vorgenommen: Handel, Medien und Kommunikation; „Imperien“ und „Staaten“; Geschlechter und gesellschaftliche Rollen; Religionen und Ideen. – Jeder Längsschnitt besteht aus einer Serie von Einzelstudien, an denen sich die breitere Dimension des jeweiligen Themas illustrieren lässt. In jedem dieser Fälle wird systematisch die einschlägige digitale Forschung mit einbezogen - so erhalten die Kandidat*innen zugleich Anknüpfungspunkte für weiterführende Studien im Bereich der Digital Humanities.
Eine hilfreiche Darstellung der strukturellen und inhaltlichen Vorgaben - das bedeutet auch: der abzuhandelnden Themenfelder - findet sich hier (Kapitel 4): https://www.univie.ac.at/geschichte/studienplan-wiki/index.php?title=Pflichtmodul_Epochen

 

070321 UE Editionstechnik (und Digitale Edition)

Lehrer: Mag. Dr. Thomas J.J. Wallnig, Privatdoz. MAS, Ass.-Prof. Dr. Herwig Weigl, Dr. Georg Vogeler, MA

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

Vermittelt werden Grundzüge der Geschichte und Theorie des wissenschaftlichen Edierens historischer Quellentexte sowie Kenntnisse und Fähigkeiten, die das Anfertigen fachgerechter Editionen in lateinischer und (mittel-/frühneuhoch-)deutscher Sprache in analoger und digitaler Form ermöglichen. Das erfolgt durch Vortrag, Diskussion, gemeinsame Übung und Durchführung selbständiger Übungsarbeiten während des Semesters.

070115 UE Methodenkurs Soziale Gruppen, Netzwerke und Zugehörigkeiten in mittelalterlichen Städten. Methodische Zugänge

Lehrerin: Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Christina Lutter

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

Der Methodenkurs bietet eine grundlegende Einführung in klassische und neue Methoden der personengeschichtlichen Forschung (Prosopographie, Soziale Netzwerkanalyse, Digitale Datenerfassung und relationale Datenbanken) zur Erfassung und Bearbeitung grundlegender Quellen zur mittelalterlichen und frühneuzeitlichen Sozial-, Kultur- und Geschlechtergeschichte. Er vermittelt Grundkenntnisse zu diesen Methoden sowie zu ihrer Auswahl, Verknüpfung und Anwendung in konkreten Forschungsprozessen. Die Studierenden lernen anhand von Textlektüren und exemplarischen Inputs in Workshopformat, welche Forschungsfragen und welches Quellenmaterial bestimmte Methoden erfordern.

 

160164 VO Einführung in die Digital Humanities

Lehrer: Ass.-Prof. Mag. Hannes Fellner, M.A. PhD

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

Digital Humanities sind ein breiter Bereich an der Schnittstelle von Gesellschaftswissenschaften und Informatik, in welchen viele unterschiedliche Methoden, Aufgaben und Forschungsfelder vertreten sind. Die Lehrveranstaltung ist als eine breite Einführung in die Grundlagen und Methoden der Digital Humanities gedacht und soll der kritischen Aneignung der Grundkonzepte der Digitalisierung, Datenmodellierung und -analyse in den Digital Humanities dienen.

 

070207 KU Geschichtswissenschaftliche Arbeitstechniken und Archivkunde

Lehrer: Mag. Dr. Anton Tantner, Privatdoz.

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

Thema: "Surveillance Studies"Die Lehrveranstaltung soll anhand der Geschichte von Überwachung und Kontrolle Antwort auf folgende Fragen geben: Was ist Wissenschaft? Was ist eine Fragestellung? Welche Textsorten gibt es in den Geschichtswissenschaften? Wie recherchiere ich nach wissenschaftlicher Literatur? Wie bewerte ich Texte? Wie schreibe ich über Texte? Wie bereite ich einen Archivbesuch vor? Welche Medien der Darstellung geschichtswissenschaftlicher Erkenntnisse gibt es? Wie gliedere und schreibe ich einen Text? Welche geschichtswissenschaftlichen Methoden gibt es? Wie präsentiere ich ein erarbeitetes Thema?
All diese Fragen werden anhand eines Themas behandelt, das einen weiten Bogen von der Antike bis in die Zeitgeschichte spannt, nämlich der "surveillance studies". Mögliche für die Abschlussarbeit zu wählende Themen werden am Anfang der Lehrveranstaltung vorgestellt, unter anderem zähen dazu Identifizierungstechniken, die Vergabe von eindeutigen Personennamen, die Geschichte des Reisepasses, des Fingerabdrucks, der Kontrollen an Grenzen, Überwachungseinrichtungen wie das Benthamsche Panopticon, Gefängnisse, Ordnungen in geschlossenen Einrichtungen wie Klöstern, Spitälern und Armenhäusern aber auch in Fabriken, des Weiteren die großen neuzeitlichen Datensammelaktionen durch Enquêten, Volkszählungen und statische Erhebungen sowie das Gebiet der Kommunikationskontrolle wie Zensur und Briefüberwachung.

Kurse 2018-2019 Wintersemester

 

Einführung in Digital Humanities

Lehrerin: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Tara L. Andrews

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

What is (or are) the Digital Humanities? What relevance do digital methods have for research in the different humanistic disciplines? What does it mean to "do digital humanities"? This course is an introduction and overview of the field of Digital Humanities, intended for students of the Master's degree in History. We will cover the history of the field to the present day, and take a closer look at the relationship between computational analysis, humanistic theory, and hermeneutics. We will also touch on more practical aspects of the digital humanities such as the representation of cultural artifacts, and particularly texts, within the digital domain. By the end of the course students should have a good understanding of how we formalize and model concepts from the humanistic disciplines into the digital domain, and will be aware of the plethora of further hands-on training opportunities in Digital Humanities tools and techniques across Austria, Europe, and the rest of the world.

 

Arbeiten mit digitalen Daten für GeschichtsforscherInnen

10.00 ECTS, SPL 7 - Geschichte

Lehrerin: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Tara L. Andrews

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

The groundwork of almost any digital humanities project is laid through the collection and organisation of the data that will be studied. This might be texts, images, spreadsheets, or any other collection of information and resources. This project class provides a hands-on introduction to the management, organization, and modeling of the digital data we collect. The lessons will cover how to process and access flat-file formats such as Excel and CSV, how to build tabular data up into a relational database, alternative database solutions such as XML databases for projects that make heavy use of XML encodings such as that of the TEI, and data storage and modeling with the use of graph databases.

 

 

Digital Humanities: Theory and Concepts in the Digital Humanities

5.00 ECTS, SPL 7 - Geschichte

Lehrerin: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Tara L. Andrews

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

This course is a complement to the VO Master Lecture in Digital Humanities. We will read and discuss works that allow us to gain a more in-depth understanding of the intellectual background and theoretical underpinnings of DH methodology.

 

Advanced use of GIS in historical research

6.00 ECTS, SPL 7 - Geschichte

Lehrerin: Maria Vargha, MA MA

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

The present course aims to give an insight to the advanced use of Geographical Information Systems primarily, but not exclusively, in the field of historical research and provide the students with useful, hands-on experience and knowledge that they can use in their further studies and work.
Although historical geography is a traditional part of the discipline of history, the use of GIS are not restricted to this subject. Due to the versatile application of GIS in historical research its use has been growing. GIS makes it possible, to add a spatial reference to any kind of historical problem, and with that, it opens new possibilities for research, both in terms of opening new questions, and providing more data to be analysed in more ways.The present course is the continuation of the course '070329-1 KU Course (2017S) Introduction to the use of GIS in historical research', where the visualisation of (historical) data has been in the focus of the course. In this second stage, the intention of this course is to involve students deeper in the use of these applications, and with that, broader the potential in their own research, by learning to analyze the visualised data. During that, the students will be introduced to several methods for vector and raster analysis - their practical know-how, and also their potential use in (historical) research.
The course will be built up of both theoretical and practical classes. Students will be expected to develop their own term project in the form of diverse GIS maps, which will be presented at the end of the term.

Kurse 2017-2018 Sommersemester

Tools and Techniques for Digital Humanities

3.00 ECTS, SPL 7 - Geschichte

Lehrer: Maxim Romanov, PhD

Aims, contents and method of the course

The class will introduce the students to a variety of software tools and methods used in the Digital Humanities, primarily using the Python programming language. No prior programming experience is expected.

Introduction to the use of GIS in historical research

3.00 ECTS, SPL 7 - Geschichte

Lehrerin: Mária Vargha, MA MA

Aims, contents and method of the course

The aim of this course is to acquaint students with the basic principles and practices of diverse Geographical Information Systems (GIS). Although historical geography is a traditional part of the discipline of history, the use of GIS are not restricted to this subject. Due to the versatile application of GIS in historical research its use has been growing. GIS makes it possible, to add a spatial reference to any kind of historical problem, and with that, it opens new possibilities for research, both in terms of opening new questions, and providing more data to be analysed in more ways. The intention of this course is to involve students in the use of these applications, and with that, broader the potential in their own research. At the first stage the course focuses on developing practical skills on the visualization of data and diverse historical processes. During that, the students will be introduced to open source programs, and free datasets that can be of their assistance. The course will be built up of both theoretical and practical classes. Students will be expected to develop their own term project in the form of diverse GIS maps, which will be presented at the end of the term.

Kurse 2017-2018 Wintersemester

 

Introduction to the Digital Humanities

Lehrerin: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Tara L. Andrews

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

What is (or are) the Digital Humanities? What relevance do digital methods have for research in the different humanistic disciplines? What does it mean to “do digital humanities”? This course is an introduction and overview of the field of Digital Humanities, intended for students of the Master’s degree in History. We will cover the history of the field to the present day, and take a closer look at the relationship between computational analysis, humanistic theory, and hermeneutics. We will also touch on more practical aspects of the digital humanities such as the representation of cultural artifacts, and particularly texts, within the digital domain. By the end of the course students should have a good understanding of how we formalize and model concepts from the humanistic disciplines into the digital domain, and will be aware of the plethora of further hands-on training opportunities in Digital Humanities tools and techniques across Austria, Europe, and the rest of the world.

 

Theorie und Methodik in den Digital Humanities

5.00 ECTS, SPL 7 - Geschichte

Lehrerin: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Tara L. Andrews

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

This course is a complement to the VO Schwerpunkt Digital Humanities. We will read and discuss works that allow us to gain a more in-depth understanding of the intellectual background and theoretical underpinnings of DH methodology.

 

DH Methods: Historical Inquiries with R

10.00 ECTS, SPL 7 - Geschichte

Lehrer: Maxim Romanov, PhD

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

The course will offer a practical introduction into R programming language, which is currently one of the most popular choices of humanists interested in investigating humanities problems with computational methods. Following the general introduction, the course will cover a series of cases of how one can analyze textual, historical and spatial data with statistics-based and visual methods.

 

Fortgeschrittener Gebrauch von GIS in der Geschichtsforschung

10.00 ECTS, SPL 7 - Geschichte

Lehrerin: Maria Vargha, MA MA

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

The present course aims to give an insight to the advanced use of Geographical Information Systems primarily, but not exclusively, in the field of historical research and provide the students with useful, hands-on experience and knowledge that they can use in their further studies and work.
Although historical geography is a traditional part of the discipline of history, the use of GIS are not restricted to this subject. Due to the versatile application of GIS in historical research its use has been growing. GIS makes it possible, to add a spatial reference to any kind of historical problem, and with that, it opens new possibilities for research, both in terms of opening new questions, and providing more data to be analysed in more ways.The present course is the continuation of the course '070329-1 KU Course (2017S) Introduction to the use of GIS in historical research', where the visualisation of (historical) data has been in the focus of the course. In this second stage, the intention of this course is to involve students deeper in the use of these applications, and with that, broader the potential in their own research, by learning to analyze the visualised data. During that, the students will be introduced to several methods for vector and raster analysis - their practical know-how, and also their potential use in (historical) research.
The course will be built up of both theoretical and practical classes. Students will be expected to develop their own term project in the form of diverse GIS maps, which will be presented at the end of the term.

Kurse 2016-2017 Sommersemester

 

 

Computational Background Skills for Digital Humanities

Lehrerin: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Tara L. Andrews

Continuous assessment of course work

This course is intended to provide basic training and support for further skills courses in the Digital Humanities. It is strongly recommended as a prerequisite to the other DH practical courses, and is scheduled to allow completion before the other courses begin.

Aims, contents and method of the course

- Introduction to the command line
- Introduction to file formats and filesystems
- Solving the mystery of special characters
- Understanding how the Internet works behind the browser
- Things you ought to know about your (Mac / Windows / Linux) operating system
- Where to go for help and how to understand the answers

 

Tools and Techniques for Digital Humanities

3.00 ECTS, SPL 7 - Geschichte

Lehrerin: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Tara L. Andrews

Aims, contents and method of the course

The class will introduce the students to a variety of software tools and methods used in the Digital Humanities, primarily using the Python programming language. No prior programming experience is expected, but students who have not use the command line before are strongly advised to complete Method Workshop 070280 first!

 

Management of Digital Research Data

3.00 ECTS, SPL 7 - Geschichte

Lehrerin: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Tara L. Andrews

Aims, contents and method of the course

The first stage of almost any digital humanities project is to collect and organize the data that will be studied; this might be texts, images, spreadsheets, or any other collection of information and resources. In this class we will focus on the management, organization, and modeling of the digital data we collect. The lessons will cover how to process and access flat-file formats such as Excel and CSV, how to build tabular data up into a relational database, alternative database solutions such as XML databases for projects that make heavy use of XML encodings such as that of the TEI, and data storage and modeling with the use of graph databases.

 

Introduction to the use of GIS in historical research

3.00 ECTS, SPL 7 - Geschichte

Lehrerin: MA MA Mária Vargha

Aims, contents and method of the course

The aim of this course is to acquaint students with the basic principles and practices of diverse Geographical Information Systems (GIS). Although historical geography is a traditional part of the discipline of history, the use of GIS are not restricted to this subject. Due to the versatile application of GIS in historical research its use has been growing. GIS makes it possible, to add a spatial reference to any kind of historical problem, and with that, it opens new possibilities for research, both in terms of opening new questions, and providing more data to be analysed in more ways. The intention of this course is to involve students in the use of these applications, and with that, broader the potential in their own research. At the first stage the course focuses on developing practical skills on the visualization of data and diverse historical processes. During that, the students will be introduced to open source programs, and free datasets that can be of their assistance. The course will be built up of both theoretical and practical classes. Students will be expected to develop their own term project in the form of diverse GIS maps, which will be presented at the end of the term.