Data Science and the Humanities

Consider enrolling in a  new Textual & Digital Studies course that has a few more open spaces in autumn.

This is an excellent option for any students interested in the humanities, data science, or in need of VLPA credit!

TXTDS 267 Data Science and the Humanities

Do humanistic questions have a place in the field of data science? Conversely, are methods from data science useful for the study of literary classics, famous works of art, or historical debates? And how can humanities approaches help us address issues of bias and exclusion in an increasingly technology-driven world? This course tackles such broad issues while offering an introduction to a range of approaches and methodologies within the growing field of humanities data science. Topics will include data bias, text digitization and encoding, digital archives and content repositories, data visualization, network analysis, and statistical modeling. During the course, we will work with and analyze a range of digital resources, including online libraries, digital editions, visualization and mapping platforms, text analysis packages, and creative projects.  The final project for the course will involve building a dataset or using a digital tool to address a humanistic question. This is an in-person, discussion-based class.

Learn more about the new Minor in Textual Studies & Digital Humanities

5 credits (VLPA)

Prof. Anna Preus

MW 10:30AM – 12:20PM

CDH 110B

By Eli Heller (He/Him)
Eli Heller (He/Him) Career Coach