Course content

The aim of this course is to support students to develop, present, and critically evaluate their own research idea making use of the knowledge and skills gained from courses 1 and 2/3.

A number of general academic skills are also introduced and practised, including writing research proposals, presenting to an international audience, organising academic events, and evaluating research ideas across humanities disciplines.

The research idea may be an approach which the student wants to use in their current work, or a seed for future research. In consultation with an advisor, the students will draft and submit a brief written research proposal, the format for which will be based on a shortened version of first round applications to humanities funders.

The students present their research questions and proposed methodology at a student colloquium, which they also help organize. Two experienced practitioners will be invited as keynote speakers and commentators.

At the colloquium the students will discuss the proposals and receive feedback from their peers and the invited commentators.

Learning outcomes

In order to pass the course, students are expected to be able to:

  • design and develop ways to apply tools, concepts or perspectives from Digital Humanities to their own research
  • plan and arrange aspects of an academic colloquium
  • present a research proposal in an international and cross-disciplinary context
  • formulate a written research proposal for a cross-disciplinary Humanities audience
  • critically and reflectively discuss their own and others’ research proposals and make an independent assessment of the proposals from a cross-disciplinary perspective.

Practical information

Active participation in supervisions and student colloquium, active participation in discussion and assessment of research proposals are requirements to pass the course.

The course is examined through a written research proposal (2000 words).

The teaching is conducted in the form of supervision and student colloquium. Based on their developing skills and research interests from courses 1 and 2/3, each student will be put in touch with a researcher at SU or further afield who can provide guidance in the form of 2-3 hours of individual or group supervision in person or via video link.

The course is given in English.

Period: Spring semester 2022

Language of instruction: English

Course directors and Examiners: Alison Klevnäs and Ewa Machotka.

Theme coordinator: Alison Klevnäs

Course title in Swedish: Digital humaniora: workshop

The course is offered by the Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies Department of History in collaboration with the Department of Culture and Aesthetics and the Department of Asian, Middle Eastern, and Turkish Studies.

The course is part of the theme Digital Humanities