Coding the Humanities

Coding the Humanities Opening Event

Message: @ University of Amsterdam – PCHoofthuis 012 (Spuistraat 134 1012 VB) June 5, 2014, 17:00-19:00

The Coding the Humanities team happily invites you to the opening event of the pilot course Coding the Humanities that presents a new approach to the theory and practice of university education. On Thursday, June 5 at 17:00 you will be introduced to a pioneering model of research through coding and you will get the opportunity to meet the people behind the project, in a radically transformed environment, on the ground-floor of PCHoofthuis (room 012). Participants, instructors, affiliates and friends will present their first work, discuss the connection of the pilot with the new Digital Humanities Minor, share their thoughts and vision, and get together over while enjoying coffee, drinks and pizza!

This highly intensive, yet enjoyable experimental crash course not only aims at providing students a hands-on experience of coding and exploring an online workplace, but also aspires to introduce a new, practical-oriented model of research through programming, where researchers are free to develop and apply their own tools. Contrary to the bias against technology that is still dominant in many social circles, and to the conviction that certain disciplines are –or should– be excluded from the digital world, Coding the Humanities implements new unlimited practices of digital literacy, while challenging situated knowledges.