Digital tools for historical research [Sede TN] (2018/2019)

Course code
4S001532
Name of lecturer
Serena Luzzi
Coordinator
Serena Luzzi
Number of ECTS credits allocated
3
Academic sector
NN - -
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
Sem. II Trento dal Feb 11, 2019 al May 31, 2019.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

Acquisition of: skills in building databases for the circulation and valorisation of the results of historical research; ability to use the main IT tools (web and applications) for historical, statistical, cartographic and lexicographical research and analysis.

Syllabus

Prerequisits: Basic informatics skills. Students are asked to bring their laptops to classes.

Students are expected to attend classes regularly. Non attending students are kindly asked to contact the Instructor (serena.luzzi@unitn.it).

First Section. Digital Tools and Digital Humanities: What are we talking about?
Introduction. History and Digital Turn; Digital Humanities and Digital humanism; DH: The way to democratize history?
Second Section. Not just Google. A digital toolbox: digital tools for historical research.
Online sources: Digital Archives, Digital Libraries; Libraries and Virtual Catalog; Transcribing documents using platforms (transkribus) and open source software; Cloud file sharing. Digital Sources and Copyright, deontology and publication rights.
Third Section: Digital Tools and historical analysis. Knowledge production and the role of Digital Humanities in spreading scientific historical knowledge.
Fourth Section. How create a Digital Historytelling presentation with historical content using digital tools (model: Storytelling software).

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Il Programma d'esame sarà comunicato all'inizio del Corso Reading List will be available at the beginning of the Course  

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2017/2018