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  Oct 20, 2017
 
2017-2018 University Catalog

Digital Humanities (DH)


Digital humanities leverages a combination of traditional research methodologies in the humanities or the social sciences with computing tools like visualization techniques, data mining, statistics, and computational analysis.  Courses approved under the 'digital humanities' rubric must meet at least four of the following six learning outcomes: 

  • ability to integrate digitally driven research goals, methods, and media with discipline-specific inquiry;
  • ability to understand, analyze, and use data;
  • develop critical savvy for assessing sources and data;
  • ability to use design critically;
  • ability to assess information and information technologies critically;
  • ability to work collaboratively.

See also digitalhumanities.wlu.edu/.

Faculty Chair: Paul Youngman

Core Faculty

Jeffrey Scott Barry, M.S.L.S.—(2009)-2013
Associate Professor and Associate University Library
M.S.L.S., University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Rebecca R. Benefiel, Ph.D.—(2005)-2011
Associate Professor of Classics
Ph.D., Harvard University

Mackenzie Brooks, M.L.I.S—(2013)-2013
Assistant Professor and Metadata Librarian
M.L.I.S., Dominican University

Brandon R. Bucy, Ph. D.—(2014)-2014
Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities
Ph.D., University of Maine

Alston M. Cobourn, M.L.S.—(2012)-2012
Assistant Professor and Digital Scholarship Librarian
M.L.S., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Sarah Horowitz, Ph.D.—(2008)-2014
Associate Professor of History
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

Julie Knudson, M.A.T.—2014
Lecturer in Digital Humanities
M.A.T., Sacred Heart University

Paul Richard Kuettner, D.M.L.—1989
Visiting Professor of Romance Languages and Director, Tucker Multimedia Center
D.M.L., Middlebury College

Toni Locy, M.A. Law-(2008)-2015
Professor of Journalism and Mass Communications
M.A., University of Pittsburgh

Jason T. Mickel—(2013)-2013
Assistant Professor and Director of Library Technology
Ph.D., Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Mark E. Rush, Ph.D.—(1990)-2002
The Stanley D. and Nikki Waxberg Professor of Politics
Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University

Sara E. Sprenkle, Ph.D.—(2007)-2013
Associate Professor of Computer Science
Ph.D., University of Delaware

Paul Alan Youngman, Ph.D.—(2012)-2014
Professor of German
Ph.D., University of North Carolina

Courses listed below meet the requirements of a digital humanities course.

Digitial Humanities Courses

Digital Humanities courses are as follows:

and when appropriate,