Texts, Maps, and Networks:
Methods and Readings in Digital History
Professor Cameron Blevins (he/him/his)
Northeastern University, Fall 2019
Meserve Hall, Room 206
This course explores different ways of doing history in a digital age. It is designed to expose students to the wide variety of work being done computationally by historians and other humanities scholars. Each week, we will look at a different topic in the emergent field of digital history. In the first half of class students will get a hands-on introduction to a particular tool or method related to that topic, such as building an online public history exhibit in Omeka or doing basic text analysis in the Python programming language. In the second half of class we will discuss readings, projects, and issues related to that week’s topic. During the last several weeks of the course, students will choose a particular topic or method and develop their own expertise in that area.
Note: This course satisfies the introductory requirement for the Graduate Certificate in Digital Humanities.