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Digital Humanities

Students in the masters program in Digital Humanities create digital research projects to explore the ethical, social, and political issues relevant to local and global communities.
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Students in the masters program in Digital Humanities create digital research projects to explore the ethical, social, and political issues relevant to local and global communities.

Degree Offered

M.A. in Digital Humanities

Full-time/Part-time

Admissions Deadlines

May 1 extended deadline for fall admissions
November 1 for spring enrollment

Contact

Digital Humanities

+1 212-817-7256 dh@gc.cuny.edu

Upcoming Event

M.A. in Digital Humanities - Virtual Open House

Monday, October 3, 2022

5:00 pm — 6:00 pm

The M.A. in Digital Humanities cultivates both the practical skills and the humanistic knowledge needed to work on digital humanities-related projects in universities, libraries, museums, and non-profit cultural organizations. The program welcomes students from a variety of academic backgrounds including history, literary studies, art, computer science, philosophy, and music, among others.

Our curriculum introduces students to fundamental principles and methods of the digital humanities and includes specialization in one of three areas: digital textuality, data visualization and mapping, and digital pedagogy. Upon graduation, students will be prepared to work in the private and public sectors, or to pursue doctoral studies in a variety of academic areas.

Why Digital Humanities?

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; develop tools to deploy in their digital pedagogy; 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.

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What will you study?

Throughout their coursework, students balance critical study of technology with substantive study of humanities subjects. The program prepares students for the job market by offering a unique opportunity to build and theorize: As students develop their digital portfolios, they think critically about digital platforms, methods, and infrastructures.

Curriculum details
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A vibrant community

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.

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Take advantage of NYC

Our location in the heart of New York City allows students to learn from the rich cultural and intellectual offerings of the region, and apply for internships and jobs in the rich array of cultural institutions, museums, and companies in many fields.

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A Dedicated Space

With an anticipated opening in Spring 2023, the Center for Digital Scholarship and Data Visualization will offer state-of-the-art data visualization facilities. The center will include multiple group working spaces, a group study room, a makerspace, a classroom, and other rooms that will foster lab culture in a dynamic environment.

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Reasons to Join the Program

  • You will familiarize yourself with a variety of technological tools and platforms to explore humanities subjects.
  • You will learn to think critically about digital platforms and social media. 
  • You will develop a digital portfolio and build a scholarly and professional network of DH practitioners. 
  • You will practice programming skills in the context of your digital projects, with the support of a large and diverse community.
  • You will pursue your own interests and build a unique professional profile at the intersection of technology and the humanities.

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Matthew K. Gold

Associate Professor, English; Associate Professor, Liberal Studies; Associate Professor, Digital Humanities; Associate Professor, Data Analysis and Visualization; Associate Professor, Interactive Technology and Pedagogy; Associate Professor, American Studies; Director, Graduate Center Digital Initiatives

Jason Nielsen

Program Coordinator, Data Analysis and Visualization; Program Coordinator, Digital Humanities