From 31 March - 31 May 2017, the Ghent Centre for Digital Humanities organised a doctoral specialist course to introduce humanities PhD students to the methods and approaches in Digital Humanities.
The aim of this specialist course is to make the researchers fully aware of different opportunities, applications and approaches that DH offers. The course will explore a range of digital approaches to research within the arts and humanities, in a bid to familiarise emerging doctoral students with the possibilities digital humanities offers their research. This course is not only intended as a survey of the state of the field. It also aims to promote high quality digital humanities research by creating an interactive forum at which beginning doctoral students will explore the suitability of digital methods for their research. Internationally renowned experts will lead toolbox sessions, highlighting the possibilities of various tools, methodologies and practices for the students’ research. Additionally, an online collaborative bibliography will be established to provide background reading for the programme to which, students will also actively contribute to. Throughout the course, doctoral students will learn how to use a range of social media technologies to improve their scientific communication skills, including capturing their experiences in a guest blog post on the GhentCDH website, as well as engaging with the international digital humanities community via Twitter. Learning objectives
The overall aim of this specialist course is to introduce doctoral students to the range of opportunities, applications and approaches that digital humanities can offer for facilitating and enhancing their research. By the end of this specialist course, doctoral students will be able to:
Demonstrate a broad understanding of the diverse field of digital humanities Critically assess whether and in what ways, digital humanities tools, methods and approaches could be beneficial for their PhD research Improve their scholarly communication skills using web-based tools, such as blogs and twitter Co-organise a doctoral symposium on digital humanities *Present their conclusions about the applicability of digital humanities for their own doctoral research at the doctoral symposium