Humanistic informatics laboratory (2012/2013)

Course code
Name of lecturer
Stefano Minozzi
Stefano Minozzi
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Other available courses
Academic sector
NN - -
Language of instruction
Semestrino IIA, Semestrino IIB

Lesson timetable

Semestrino IIA
Day Time Type Place Note
Thursday 2:00 PM - 3:40 PM lesson Lecture Hall 1.5  
Semestrino IIB
Day Time Type Place Note
Thursday 2:00 PM - 3:40 PM lesson Lecture Hall 1.5  

Learning outcomes

The lessons will explain the teorethical and methodological basis of Humanities Computing, a science which, by means of the methods belonging to Computer Science, studies the structures of representation of the knowledge peculiar to the Humanities, the data-models and the implemetation of procedures belonging to such kind of data.


Contents of the lessons:
- Elements of theory of Information
- Elaboration of the information: procedures and languages
- Sharing the information: systems of data storage and databases
- The digital text: texts, hypertexts and hypermedia
- Models for the computational analysis of digital texts
- Dealing with semantics data: models, architectures, languages
- Impacts of digital literacy on textual perception

Reference manual:
- F. Tomasi, Metodologie informatiche e discipline umanistiche, Carocci, Roma 2008

Additional bibliography, for students seeking further background reading:
- T. Orlandi, Informatica umanistica, La Nuova Italia Scientifica (ora Carocci), Roma 1990
- T. Numerico, D. Fiormonte, F. Tomasi, L'umanista digitale, Il Mulino, Bologna 2010
- A. Roversi, Introduzione alla comunicazione mediata dal computer, Il Mulino, Bologna 2004
- L. Paccagnella, La comunicazione al computer, Il Mulino, Bologna 2000

Web resources:
- La sezione di Informatica Umanistica della rivista elettronica "Griseldaonline"

Assessment methods and criteria

Students who attended the lessons:
viva voce about the subjects of the lessons

Students who were unable to attend to the lessons:
Test (multiple choiche on subjects from the reference manual)