Today is the start of Spring Semester. So of course that means new modules to start prepping and reading for.
This term, I am focusing exclusively on digital humanities although one of the modules does include a public engagement element to it. I will be taking Digital Textual Analysis and Digital Cultural Heritage as my two taught modules, which I’m really looking forward to. The textual aspects of the Introduction to Digital Humanities from last semester were really interesting and forced me to look at many familiar texts with new eyes. So learning more about using digital methods for analysing texts is right up my street (and my dissertation). As for Digital Cultural Heritage, I currently have no idea what to expect. However, from working at Stonehenge I have seen some of the amazing digital uses within heritage (anyone else visited the Stonehenge exhibit?). So to say I’m looking forward to this semester is an understatement.
The final part of this semester isn’t a taught module. Instead, we are running a group project with an external partner. The aim is to eventually run an event presenting our research that will engage with a wider audience. It’s exciting and terrifying all at once. I don’t know much about who we’re working with or what it will be focusing on but I’m looking forward to finding out. It’s definitely a bit different to a taught module but that is half the fun.