The purpose of the course is to introduce students to the collection, management, and analysis of historical data from digital archives. Students will be trained in searching digital archives using digital catalogues and finding aids. They will learn how to use appropriate web applications to analyse digital material, including the transcription, annotation and analysis of historical textual sources, and how to identify appropriate research approaches and software tools to work with both structured and unstructured data. Students will also learn to communicate and document digital workflows to ensure transparency and reproducibility.

The course introduces students to general practices in how historical material is digitised, how digital archives are designed, and how institutions such as archives influence the ways in which historical data is discovered, preserved, used, and interpreted.

This is a practical course intended to equip students with the fundamental skills required for the responsible collection, handling, analysis, and communication of digital data.

Academic objectives:
In the evaluation of the student’s performance, emphasis is placed on the extent to which the student is able to:

- understand how digital tools are used to preserve and study the past
- reflect on the relationship between digital archives and historical scholarship, and discuss the key theoretical, political, cultural and technical matters connected thereto.

- use appropriate digital tools in the analysis of digitalised historical sources
- critically evaluate the potential benefits and challenges associated with the use of digital sources and methods.

- identify appropriate digital tools for specific tasks and apply these to analyses of historical data
- identify needs and develop strategies for self-training in digital tools, including ability to troubleshoot potential problems
- collaborate with others to solve analytical problems using digital tools.
Kursus periode01/02/202430/06/2024
Kursus niveauBachelor niveau