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How different communicative formats, platforms and methods interact in the digital world, and how can researchers apply critical anlysis to them?


  • Transformation: How the Digital Creates New Realities

    This lesson from Ranke.2 looks at how digital technology has stirred our imagination and enabled us to create new (and sometimes virtual) realities; and covers topics ranging from ancient Greek myths to snapchat filters. However, the availability of this technology to transform both us and the world around us should be treated with skepticism, as the merits of an all-encompassing digital lifestyle do not completely outweigh its disadvantages and pitfalls.
    • Stefania Scagliola
    • Daniele Guido
    • Alexandre Germain
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  • Scholarly Primitives 20 Years Later

    In a keynote lecture at the DARIAH Annual Event 2020, John Unsworth revisited his seminal concept of scholarly primitives as the foundation of research activities across disciplines, theoretical frameworks or eras.
  • David Boder: From Wire Recordings to Website

    Understanding how digitisation of legacy data and digital technologies involved in those processes is key for a critical appraisal of digital history. This lesson examines the transformation of information from analogue to digital, using a collection of wire-recorded interviews conducted by psychologist David Boder in 1946 as a basis.
  • From the Archival to the Digital Turn: A Lesson on Source Criticism

    Have you ever reflected on the origin and authenticity of a historical source that you retrieved from the web? This lesson offers insights into how the practice of applying source criticism has been affected by the digital turn. What are the new questions that historians should ask of digitised and digital-born historical sources, and what new skills should they master to be able to answer these questions?
  • Storytelling for Digital Narratives and Blended Spaces

    This interdisciplinary course addresses how principles of textual, visual, oral, and place-based storytelling challenge and enhance the conceptualisation, construction and experience of digitally-created worlds connecting to real-world places, locations, and landscapes.
  • Multimodal Literacies

    This course invites you to discover the world of digital multimodal literacies through history, examples, experiments and editing tools. In the last unit you will be able to build your own multimodal editing tool, an eTalk.