Introduction to Digital Humanities (CLS 20)

In fall 2022, we will offer CLS 20, Introduction to Digital Humanities!

The instructors will be Jake Perl and Peter Nadel.

Check out the course description below:

This course explores digital methods for analyzing and publishing texts in many languages and from a wide range of time periods and domains. Whether your aim is to identify rhetorical trends in online media in languages you may not understand, to generate maps and family trees of places and people in centuries-old manuscripts, or to compare thousands of pages of translations of literary or religious works in an instant, this course will equip you with the tools to do so! No computer programming or technical background is necessary. We will gently introduce students to some features of the programming language Python specifically intended to conduct multilingual textual analysis. Early in the course we will work with a common set of texts in order to expose students to the same set of techniques in a shared, controlled environment. Gradually, we will have students incorporate texts of their choice, be it a contemporary online newspaper, a physical book from the library, or a scanned manuscript collection, to conduct novel research in their domain of interest. Students of all disciplines are encouraged to enroll!

Master of Arts in Digital Tools for Premodern Studies:
Classics Department

The central intellectual focus of this program is the study of the creation, transmission, preservation, and transformation of knowledge across time and culture, from Classical Antiquity through premodern times. The program puts a heavy focus on digital techniques in order to facilitate the study of such a broad field. Students will thus acquire a deeper knowledge of the humanities while learning and practicing computing skills in a hands-on research environment. Graduates will be well prepared to pursue Ph.D. programs and academic careers or careers in publishing, media, and technology. More details about the Digital Humanities Master’s program


Music Engineering Minor:
Music/Mechanical Engineering Department

The Music Engineering minor program includes courses in music theory and composition, music technology, acoustic and electronic instrument design, music recording and production, analog and digital electronics, computer programming, fluid mechanics, acoustics, vibration, automation, materials engineering, and sound sculpture. More details about the minor in Music Engineering

Questions? Contact Paul Lehrman (Music), or Chris Rogers (Mechanical Engineering)