In response to increasing graduate student involvement in computational approaches to the humanities, IPH and the Humanities Digital Workshop now offer a graduate certificate in Data Science in the Humanities. All Ph.D. students are welcome to pursue this certificate, which features appreciable cross-disciplinary engagements. Recent HDW projects have been supervised by faculty in fields as diverse as History, Music, German, Asian and Near Eastern Languages and Literature, American Studies, Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology, Women Gender and Sexuality Studies, and English. Our goal is to enrich your analytic capabilities – skills that you can bring to bear on research in your home discipline, and to enable you to contribute thoughtfully and resourcefully in other disciplines of the humanities.
The curriculum addresses data management, statistics, text analysis, geospatial analysis, digital prosopography, data visualization and information design. This curriculum will acquaint you with new methodologies and techniques, and will foster an awareness of the theoretical implications of using them.
This certificate program emphasizes both collaborative research and pedagogical training. You will work on a faculty project in the HDW, a requirement most often filled through participation in the HDW summer workshop, an 8-week program that pairs faculty with a small group of graduate and undergraduate fellows. The collaborative work environment, combined with weekly project meetings and skills workshops, make these immersive summer programs an unusual counterpoint to traditional graduate work. The DASH Certificate also requires 3 units of TA-ship in a digital humanities course, ensuring that pedagogical training accompanies more traditional coursework.