Intro to Digital Humanities to be Offered Fall 2022

Intro to Digital Humanities will be offered from 2-3:20 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays this fall semester, taught by Curtis Maughan, director of the World Languages and Digital Humanities Studio in the Department of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures

This course will explore the myriad intellectual, technological and aesthetic phenomena emerging from the intersection of the humanities and the digital. Students will critically reflect on the ideas of the innovators who paved the way to the digital age, from Ada Lovelace to Alan Turing to Ted Nelson.

Students will also review humanist responses to the digital age, from its birth to its current state, by discussing texts from an international range of thinkers, including Walter Benjamin, Jorge Luis Borges and Donna Haraway.

This course will also engage with the field of digital humanities proper, addressing the methodologies, technologies and histories the field entails.

Finally, this course will challenge students to apply theoretical insights to their practical engagement with a selection of digital tools and projects, including, but not limited to, interactive maps and timelines, hypertexts, jamboards, online archives and video games.

Ultimately students of this course will develop a series of experiential and conceptual frameworks for grappling with pressing topics of our global digital ecosystem, from AI-generated art to life in the Metaverse.

To sign up for the class, please request WLCC 398V section 6, or WLLC 575V section 6.


Curtis Maughan, director, World Languages and Digital Humanities Studio
Department of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures


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