Michael J. Price Lab for Digital Humanities

DH Classes at Penn

DH Classes at Penn

Classes in Culture, New Media, and Research Technologies for Students Interested in DH

Over the next three years, with the support of a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Price Lab will be developing a new SAS curriculum in digital humanities. Some of the courses we are planning include an introduction to computer programming for non-STEM majors, an introduction to literary text mining, an introduction to GIS and historical mapping, and a class in digital curation of cultural heritage materials. Our goal is to establish an interdisciplinary minor in digital humanities by 2018. In the meantime, we encourage humanities students with interests in DH to consider some of the classes currently offered in the fields of new media, digital visual culture, mapping and modeling, and the history of technology. Many of these classes make use of the staff and resources of the Weigle Information Commons, the all-purpose help and support center for students learning how to work with new media and research technologies.

The classes listed below are expected to be offered in 2015-16, but consult departmental course listings or the Penn Course Register to confirm. You are also encouraged to check the CamraPenn site for upcoming courses in new ethnographic media. Recent Camra offerings have included Miriam Durrani’s Communication and Culture, and the Seminar in Visual Ethnography taught by Stanton Wortham and Amitanshu Das.

 

Fall 2016


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Visualizing the Past/Peopling the Present
N. Badler and C. Erickson
Anthropology | ANTH 258-401; CIS 106-401


Quantitative Analysis in Anthropological Data
H. Dibble
Anthropology | ANTH 454-001


Modeling Geographical Objects
C. Tomlin or A. Hillier
City Planning | CPLN 503-401


Introduction to Digital Archaeology
P. Cobb
Art and Archaeology of the Mediterranean World | AAMW562; CLST 562-401; ANTH362


Poetry in a Digital Culture
O. Tierney
English | ENGL 200-304


History, Memory, Culture
M. Péron
French | FREN 225-301


Internet Law & Policy
K. Werbach
Legal Studies | LGST 222-401


Democratizing Data and the Analytics of Social Change
E. Dixon-Roman
Social Policy and Practice | MSSP 710-001


Mapping Philadelphia
P. Farber
Urban Studies | URBS 431-640

 

 

Spring 2016



Reading for Teaching: The Long Eighteenth-Century Canon and Digital Analysis Methods
T. Bowers
English | 548.301


Cyberculture
E. Benson
History and Sociology of Science | STSC260


The Anthropology of Bits and Bytes: Digital Media in Global Perspective
L. Poggiali
Anthropology | ANTH537


Digital Humanities
R. Seguy
Comparative Literature | COML066


Cultural Diversity and the Digital Humanities
T. Powell
Religious Studies | RELS446


The Information Age
A. Voskuhl
History and Sociology of Science | STSC160


Literature Gone Viral
B. Blum
Comparative Literature | COML059


Internet Law & Policy
K. Werbach
Legal Studies | LGST222


The Politics of Digital Media Policy
V. Pickard
Communications | COMM417


Urban Research Methods
M. Stern
Urban Studies | URBS200


Quantitative Analysis in Anthropological Data
H. Dibble
Anthropology | ANTH454


Topics in the Art of Andalusia: Cordoba
R. Holod
Art History | ARTH538


Writing Seminar: The Digital Audience
P. Wehner
Critical Writing Program | WRIT028


Writing Seminar: Digital Romance
M. del Sol
Critical Writing Program | WRIT013


Writing Seminar: Digital Art
L. Fiorelli
Critical Writing Program | WRIT073

 

 

Fall 2015


Introduction to Digital Media
R. Mukherjee
Cinema Studies | CINE-150, ENGL-078


Modeling Geographical Objects
C. Tomlin
City and Regional Planning | CPLN-503, MUSA-503


Certificate in GIS
City and Regional Planning


The Digital Image
P. Messaris
Communication | COMM-564


Copyright and Culture
P. Decherney
English | ENGL-015, CINE-015


Political Writing in the Digital Age
R. Polman
English | ENGL-159


Digital Illustration
J. Holmes
Fine Arts | FNAR-233, FNAR-633


Art of the Web
S. Derenoncourt
Fine Arts | FNAR-234, FNAR-634


Computer Modeling
S. White
Fine Arts | FNAR-235, FNAR-635


Hand Drawn Computer Animation
Fine Arts | FNAR-241, FNAR-541


Art, Design & Digital Culture
S. Reifsnyder, D. Comberg, K. Fledderman
Fine Arts | FNAR-264, FNAR-636, VLST-264


Computer Animation
J. Mosley
Fine Arts | FNAR-267, FNAR-567, CINE-267


Digital Media for HSPV
J. Hinchman
Historic Preservation | HSPV-624


Intellectual Property Litigation in the Digital Age
B. Marks
Law | LAW-938


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