M Phil in Digital Humanities and Culture (Training)

Posted: Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Applications are now being accepted for an MPhil in Digital Humanities and Culture at Trinity College Dublin.

Digital Humanities is an emerging and dynamic field of study that seeks to apply innovative technologies and methods to the study of the age-old disciplines of the humanities. This Masters is for students from any area of the humanities (including languages, literature, history, art history, linguistics, drama, film, and music) who would like to learn how technology mediates our study of these fields, as well as how technology is changing the way we create new artistic and scholarly works.

Students will be exposed to a wide variety of theories, tools, and methods, from digital scholarly editing to datamining, and from cyberculture to XML. Some modules will be theory-based (such as Theory and Practice of Digital Humanities' and ‘History of the Book'), others will be hands-on and have, in addition to theory, a lab component (including Digital Scholarly Editing' and ‘Web Technologies')

The MPhil can be completed in one year full time or two years part time. Taught Modules include ‘Theory and Practice of Digital Humanities', ‘Cyberculture', ‘Digital Scholarly Editing', ‘Web Technologies,' and ‘From Metadata to Linked Data'. In the second semester students will have the opportunity to participate in a practical internship at a cultural institution, with an ongoing digital humanities project, or with a digital library project.

This MPhil in Digital Humanities and Culture is one of the newest postgraduate degrees at Trinity College Dublin. It builds on TCD's four-hundred-year-old tradition of scholarship as one of the great universities of the world. TCD provides a liberal environment where independence of thought is highly valued and where staff and students are nurtured as individuals and are encouraged to achieve their full potential.

For full details on the course (including how to apply), please click here