Digital Humanities

A world map where each of the continents have several push pin icons on them. The various push pins are connected to each other with multi-colored lines.

The interface for the app NewsConnect, that aims to visually represent national connections presented in world news articles. (Image courtesy of Meghana Bhat and Karleigh Moore. Used with permission.)


MIT Course Number

CMS.633 / CMS.833

As Taught In

Spring 2015


Undergraduate / Graduate

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Course Description

This course examines the theory and practice of using computational methods in the emerging field of digital humanities. It develops an understanding of key digital humanities concepts, such as data representation, digital archives, information visualization, and user interaction through the study of contemporary research, in conjunction with working on real-world projects for scholarly, educational, and public needs. Students create prototypes, write design papers, and conduct user studies.

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Kurt Fendt, and Andy Kelleher Stuhl. CMS.633 Digital Humanities. Spring 2015. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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