Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)
INF/01 - INFORMATICS
I SEMESTRE dal Oct 3, 2016 al Jan 21, 2017.
Digital Humanities is an interdisciplinary scholarly field that creates and applies digital methods and technologies to analyse and interpret cultural, social, historical, literary, and philological issues. This course gives the opportunity to students in Humanities to develop with the theoretical framework, the technical skills necessary to have a broader understanding and the capacity to explore different textualities in a digital environment. It will mostly be focused on the modelling and editing stages and visualisation and analysis on digital publication. The main goal of this course is to explain theories and methodological approaches and gain technical expertise in order to undertake and reflect on the issues of digital scholarly editions and digital tools in Humanities.
This course will deal with the following topics:
- An introduction to Digital Humanities and a short history of web evolution and digital textualities. The main projects of the Digital Scholarly Editions will be shown and commented upon.
- Standards and encodings, multimediality and information architecture
- Mark-up languages: XML, HTML5, CSS, focussing in particular on TEI mark-up language (Text Encoding Initiative), on its important role within the Digital Humanities and its tools.
- Text analysis tools and applications. An overview of some important NPL methodologies; indexes, frequencies, concordances (Concordance, Tapor);
- Fundamentals of interface design. Content Management Systems (CMS) like Wordpress, or other tools such as BoilerPlate and Bootstrap;
- Digital publishing: ebooks and new devises.
F. Tomasi, Metodologie informatiche e discipline umanistiche, Carocci, Roma 2008.
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Attendance and student contribution to class class is strongly encouraged. Materials and resources will be given out during the course to support the lessons. Final projects will include a possible online publication at the end of the course.
Those unable to attend lessons must agree their exam schedule with the teacher.
T. Numerico, D. Fiormonte, F. Tomasi, L'umanista digitale, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2010
E. Pierazzo, La codifica del testo, Roma, Carocci , 2005