This module will meet for lectures on Mondays from 16.00-16.50 and for tutorials on Wednesdays from 16:00-17.50.

Students must bring laptops to class each week.

Week 1

Monday 18 September: Lecture

Introduction to the module and introduction to Digital Humanities – Professor Susan Schreibman & Dr. Konstantinos Papadopoulos

Wednesday 20 September: Tutorial

Project Context: Methods, Sources, Goals – Chris Beausang & Jack Kavanagh


Week 2

Monday 25 September: Lecture

Guest Lecture by Tom Burke on the First World War

Tom Burke Whence Came The Royal Dublin Fusiliers The Irish Sword – The Journal of The Military History Society of Ireland Vol. XXIV Winter 2005 No.98 pp. 445-458

Tom Burke The Royal Dublin Fusiliers in the Great War (2005)

Wednesday 27 September: Tutorial

Modelling and Representation – Chris Beausang & Jack Kavanagh

Readings: Chapter 19: ‘Modelling: A Study in Words and Meanings’ – Willard McCarty, A Companion to Digital Humanities, ed. Susan Schreibman et al.

Chapter 31: ‘Designing Sustainable Projects and Publications’ – Daniel V. Pitti, A Companion to Digital Humanities, ed. Susan Schreibman et al.

Week 3

Monday 2 October: Lecture

Quantitative Methods in the Humanities – Jack Kavanagh

Readings: Chapter 5: ‘Computing and the Historical Imagination’ – William G. Thomas II, A Companion to Digital Humanities, ed. Susan Schreibman et al.

Ian Lancashire on quantifying Agatha Christie’s word usage

Wednesday 5 October: Tutorial

Analysing data using Excel/Numbers/Google Sheets – Chris Beausang & Jack Kavanagh

  • Creating tables in Google Sheets, Numbers or Excel
  • Calculating means, modes, medians
  • Histograms and other graphs

Essay Topics

Week 4

Monday 9 October: Lecture

Constructing online narratives – Chris Beausang

  • Examples of non-sequential and interactive, node-based narratives
  • What is the significance of the contemporary reading experience
  • Should projects have a narrative-based form at all


Chapter 9: ‘Is There a Text on This Screen? Reading in an Era of Hypertextuality’ – Bertrand Gervais, A Companion to Digital Literary Studies, ed. Susan Schreibman et al.

Chapter 7: ‘Hypertext and Avant-texte in Twentieth-Century and Contemporary Literature’ – Dirk Van Hulle, A Companion to Digital Literary Studies, ed. Susan Schreibman et al.

Kafka’s Wound, A Digital Essay by Will Self

‘On the Digital Essay with Nicholas Spice,’ Will Self

Wednesday 11 October: Tutorial

Creating a StoryMap – Chris Beausang & Jack Kavanagh

  • Group work on StoryMap

Week 5

Monday 16 October: Lecture

Multimodality and Digital Humanities – Professor Susan Schreibman


Tuomo Hiippala, “The multimodality of digital longform journalism” in Digital Journalism (2016) 

Multimodal text: the importance of multiliteracies 

ENG121: Strategies for Composing Multimodal Texts

Wednesday 18 October: Tutorial

Project Work – Chris Beausang & Jack Kavanagh


Week 6

Monday 23 October: Lecture

Eversion and the Digital Humanities – Jack Kavanagh

Readings: Steven E. Jones on the Eversion

Wednesday 25 October: Tutorial

Final Presentations / Group Discussion – Chris Beausang & Jack Kavanagh

Week 7

Reading Week

Week 8

Monday 6 November: Lecture
From the Cabinets of Curiosities to Museums as a Social Experience – Dr. Costas Papadopoulos & Fionn Colton

BBC Secret Knowledge Wondrous Obsessions The Cabinet of Curiosities

Museums as Social Learning Spaces – Lynn Dierking

Wednesday 8 November: Tutorial

Preparatory Phase: Visit to the Science Museum & Discussion on the Museum Experience – Dr. Costas Papadopoulos & Fionn Colton

Week 9

Monday 13 November: Lecture
Museums in the Digital Age: Mobile Apps and Interactive Technologies – Dr. Costas Papadopoulos


How will museums of the future look? | Sarah Kenderdine | TEDxGateway 2013

Museums in the Digital Age, Report by Arup Foresight

Marco Mason: The Dimensions of the Mobile Visitor Experience: Thinking beyond the Technology Design

Whitepaper on Beacon Technology

Wednesday 15 November: Tutorial

Developing the Wireframe for the Science Museum & Introduction to the Mobile Platform – Fionn Colton

Week 10

Monday 20 November: Lecture
Digital Storytelling: An Introduction – Dr. Costas Papadopoulos


Why storytelling matters | Garr Reynolds | TEDxKyoto

Digital Storytelling in Museums: Observations and Best Practices

Digital Storytelling as a Framework for Inquiry-Based Museum Learning

Wednesday 22 November: Tutorial

Creating the Mobile Experience I – Fionn Colton

Week 11

Monday 27 November: Lecture
Creativity and Engaged Storytelling – Dr. Costas Papadopoulos


Digital Storytelling for Reflection and Engagement: A Study of the Uses and Potential of Digital Storytelling

Researching and Evaluating Digital Storytelling as a Deep Learning Tool

The Clues to a Great Story, Andrew Stanton, TED Talk


Wednesday 29 November: Tutorial

Creating the Mobile Experience II – Fionn Colton

Week 12

Monday 4 December: Lecture
Visitors, Movement, and Circulation in Museums – Dr. Costas Papadopoulos


Movement in museums mediating between museum intent and visitor experience

Visualizing, clustering, and predicting the behavior of museum visitors

Wednesday 6 December: Tutorial

Testing and Refinements – Fionn Colton

Week 13

Monday 11 December: Lecture
Final Presentations & Group Discussion – Dr. Costas Papadopoulos & Fionn Colton

Wednesday 13 December: Tutorial

Mobile App Finilisation – Fionn Colton