WHY THE DIGITAL HUMANITIES?
The M.A. in Digital Humanities program will provide students with both the practical skills and the humanistic knowledge needed to work on digital humanities-related projects in universities, libraries, museums, and the non-profit sector. Digital humanists use a variety of technological tools and platforms to explore humanities subjects. They employ maps to diagram the action that takes place in novels; use network analysis software to explore relations between historical figures; prototype advanced platforms for scholarly communication; study social media and its effects on human expression and coordination; and analyze text and images through computational tools.
WHAT YOU WILL STUDY
We offer three areas of study: textual analysis, data visualization and mapping, and digital pedagogy. In our program, students learn to think critically about digital platforms as they begin to use them. Our students gain programming skills in the context of their digital projects, with the support of a large community of fellow practitioners behind them. The program includes an optional internship course that offers valuable experience in applying DH skills in a professional context. Throughout their coursework, students balance critical study of technology with substantive study of humanities subjects.
A PASSION FOR THE HUMANITIES
Our students are artists, librarians, programmers, readers, poets, curators, historians, teachers, and philosophers. Together, they share an interest in using digital methods to explore the world of culture and history. Together, they are creating the future of the book, the future of scholarship, and the future of the museum.
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF NYC
We are located in the middle of New York City (Fifth Avenue and 34th Street) so students can also learn from the rich cultural and intellectual offerings of New York City, and apply for internships and jobs in the rich array of cultural institutions, museums, and companies in many fields.
Photo credit, clockwise from top : Alex Irklievski (1), Ron Hester (2), and Da Ping Luo (3, 4).