Digital Humanities can be defined as “an academic field concerned with the application of computational tools and methods to traditional humanities disciplines such as literature, history, and philosophy.” It was this discipline in which I decided to do a three year degree in after completing two PLC courses in College of Commerce.
During my final year of my degree, we covered a variety of topics including Audio and Sound Engineering, Digital Content Management, Digital Curation, Future and Emerging Technology Research Methods, Romantic Literature. It was also during this year in which I completed my Final Year Project.
In the second year of the degree, we began to explore more of the theories we had learned about in the first year. We also learned how to put what we were learning into practice by doing various assignments with real world consequences.
The first year was laying the groundwork for what was to come during the three year degree. This year also introduced us to the world of Digital Humanities and the ability to ‘speak nerd’