Teaching Digital Methods in the Humanities and Social Sciences
- Date: –16:00
- Location: Zoom
- Lecturer: Johan Jarlbrink, Fredrik Norén, Thomas Nygren, Kristen Schuster
- Organiser: CDHU
- Last day of registration: 9/21/2021 at. 2:00 PM.
- Contact person: Karl Berglund
- Registration is closed for this event
Research in the humanities and social sciences are increasingly incorporating digital methods, but integrating such elements in teaching at the BA and MA levels is not always easy. Do all students need to learn some basic statistics? What about technical and more hands-on skills? Are digital methods to be seen as a special branch, to be taught in e.g. the digital humanities? And are there innovative (digital) ways to teach digital methods? This seminar gathers four scholars from different backgrounds to engage in these and related questions.
Presentation 1: Kristen Schuster: “Bridging Research and Practice with Methods and Methodologies”
Presentation 2: Fredrik Norén & Johan Jarlbrink: “Editing a Textbook on Digital Methods”
Presentation 3: Thomas Nygren: “Games for Change: Working (and Playing) with the Public to Collect and Analyze Text”
Kristen Schuster is lecturer in digital curation in the Department of Digital Humanities at King's College London. One of her core areas of teaching focuses on developing sustainable interdisciplinary research methods.
Fredrik Norén is PhD in media and communication and a senior research assistant at Humlab – the digital humanities center at Umeå University – with a special focus on digital text analysis.
Johan Jarlbrink is associate professor at the Department of Culture and Media Studies, Umeå University, where he is also the director of studies.
Thomas Nygren is associate professor of history and education and senior lecturer at the Department of Education, Uppsala University.
The seminar will be held digitally in Zoom and is open to everyone interested. You do, however, need to register before the event.