Stanford’s Digital Humanities minor aims to integrate research into academics by offering undergraduates the opportunity to apply computational and digital tools to their pursuits in the humanities.
The Board of Trustees convened earlier this week for its second meeting of the academic year, discussing Congressional tax proposals and their possible effects on higher education as well as the University’s land-use plans.
In September, Stanford’s English department launched the digital humanities (DH) minor, a program which allows students to use digital tools to enhance their understanding of the humanities and generate new questions for innovative research.
This year, the English Department is branching out to include a wider variety of English core classes and a new undergraduate Minor in Digital Humanities. The department made these changes in the hopes of enabling students to focus on more specific topics in a more specialized context.
The “digital humanities” is an increasingly popular field of research within humanities departments at Stanford and beyond. Yet what exactly is the digital humanities? To gain a better understanding of this approach to scholarship, The Stanford Daily sat down with Caroline Winterer, professor of history and director of The Stanford Humanities Center, whose recent research focuses on digital analysis of Benjamin Franklin’s correspondences.
Petra Dierkes-Thrun is a lecturer in the Comparative Literature department and advocate of digital pedagogy. The Stanford Daily sat down with Thrun to discuss her thoughts on Oscar Wilde and integrating technology into comparative literature curricula.
Over the last decade, the University has seen a soaring interest in what is often referred to as the “Digital Humanities,” a term that has become more and more a part of the University’s lexicon.
Networking, in its modern form, may be no stranger to Stanford faculty and students. A groundbreaking new digital humanities project, however, aims to explore the networking of the 18th century, delving into the routes, people and places that made up the Grand Tour of Europe.