Minor Digital Humanities

Course description
The Digital Humanities minor consists of 5 courses, making up for 30 EC.
Period 1: The first two courses offer an introduction to the state of
the art in digital humanities research. We will learn how physical
objects (texts, images, music) are converted into data and how these
data are structured as entries in a data collection. Period 2: In the
second period, we will investigate how to analyse data collections. You
can choose two out of the three courses offered (or, if your curriculum
allows, you can follow them all). The courses focus on annotating and
labelling data, on coding and programming, or on frequently-used tools
in clustering, structuring and visualising data. In this period we will
build relevant datasets for the study of humanities topics such as the
history of democracy, localizing historical events in time and space,
the practices of social media, and the canonisation of artists. Period
3: The minor concludes with ‘collaboratories’ or group-based
internships, in which you will conduct your own research together with
three to four other students and with researchers and organisations in
the field of digital humanities. Everything you have learned in the
other courses comes together in this final practical setting.

Registration
Please note that registration deadlines at UvA are different (and
approximately a month earlier!) than at VU (check the UvA year
schedule). Also, enrolling as a guest student means you have to submit a
number of forms, which might take some time. We strongly advise you to
start doing this as soon as possible, in order to overcome possible
problems in time. You can contact the VU faculty desk or the UvA
programme administration Mediastudies

For VU-students:
For registering for the UvA-courses, you need to:
1. Enrol as a guest student at UvA for the BA Media and Information.
Read the guidelines.
2. Register for the minor and the UvA-courses in the minor. Read
more.

For UvA students:
For registering for the VU-courses, you need to enrol as a guest student
at VU for the BA History. Read how to in Dutch and in English.
1. Go to register.vu.nl and select Registration for secondary
subjects. Select History and the course that you want to follow.
2. Insert your personal details. After this you will receive your
login details for VUnet.
3. Log in on VUnet and select Complete application procedure under
My Study Administration. If you can't find this subject on your VUnet-
homepage, please try a different browser: Internet Explorer works better
than Chrome. Still not possible to find My Study Administration? Then
you can make use of the direct link:
https://vunet.login.vu.nl/Pages/registration.aspx.
4. Fill out all requested information for the correct study
programme and upload all requested documents.A permission to take this
course can be obtained at the Programme Administration BG2:
http://student.uva.nl/mfs/contact after you registered for the minor at
UvA.
5. Your request will be sent to the faculty after completing all
steps.
6. The faculty grants permission to be registered as a secondary
course or minor student.
7. Hand in a valid Bewijs Betaald Collegegeld (BBC) at the Central
Student Desk (please write down your student number on the document).
You can request a BBC at the student administration of your institution.
You can apply for this document at your institution after you have given
direct debit authorisation for the tuition fee or after having paid the
full tuition fee.
8. Check whether you receive a confirmation through email. There can
be more students interested than places available. Please note that your
registration request will only be processed after all the documents are
received and after approval is given by the faculty. Contact the Central
Student Desk if you have any questions about payment or submission of
the BBC, or the secretariat of the faculty if you have any questions
about the contents of the course (for example about course schedule).

Timetables
UvA: https://rooster.uva.nl/ (choose the right Academic year and add the
study programme ‘Minor Digital Humanities’;
VU: https://www.rooster.vu.nl.

Registration of results after completion of the minor
After completion of the courses you have followed at the other
University, go with a signed list of marks from the other University to
the programme administration of your own University. The courses of the
other University can be registered within your own programme.

UvA (exchange) students:
• ask for the signed list of marks at the Faculty Desk of the VU
(http://www.fgw.vu.nl/nl/over-de-faculteit/contact/index.aspx; English:
http://www.vu.nl/en/about-vu-amsterdam/contact-info-and-
route/departments/student-desk/index.aspx
• go to the Programme administration BG2
(http://student.uva.nl/mai/contact) for the formal registration at your
own University (in your own programme) .

VU (exchange) students:
• ask for the signed list of marks at the Programme administration
BG2 (http://student.uva.nl/mai/contact);
• go to the Faculty Desk of the VU (http://www.fgw.vu.nl/nl/over-
de-faculteit/contact/index.aspx; English: http://www.vu.nl/en/about-vu-
amsterdam/contact-info-and-route/departments/student-desk/index.aspx

More information
For more information about the minor programme, you can contact the
minor coordinators, Rens Bod (l.w.m.bod@uva.nl) and Erika Kuijpers
(erika.kuijpers@vu.nl)
For more information about practical matters like timetables,
registration, etc., you can contact:

UvA: Programme administration BG2 (http://student.uva.nl/mai/contact);

VU: Faculty Desk of the VU (http://www.fgw.vu.nl/nl/over-de-
faculteit/contact/index.aspx; English: http://www.vu.nl/en/about-vu-
amsterdam/contact-info-and-route/departments/student-desk/index.aspx
 
Naam vak Periode Credits Code Pdf
From Objects to Data Periode 1 6.0 L_AABAUVA002
Media and Information: Living Information Periode 1 6.0 L_AABAUVA006
Coding the Humanities Periode 2 6.0 L_AABAUVA003
Deep Interpretation and Analysis by Humans and Machines Periode 2 6.0 L_AABAALG065
Visualizing Humanities Periode 2 6.0 L_AABAALG066
Digital Humanities in Practice Periode 3 6.0 L_AABAALG048
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