Digital Humanities (DH) is a rapidly growing field that capitalizes on advances in computation and digital technology in order to bring new perspectives to humanistic topics. Digital Humanities brings wide-ranging fields of inquiry together under a broad methodological domain for the digital study of cultural phenomena, and promotes critical reflection on the effects that computational methods have on scholarship. As society’s relationship with the digital landscape continues to evolve, DH researchers at McGill are pioneering methodologies, developing digital tools, and setting the pace for DH scholarship.
Since 2016, the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures has offered an Ad Hoc, thesis-based M.A. in Digital Humanities. Students in this program examine the theoretical and practical foundations for working in Digital Humanities, discussing core research questions and receiving supervised training in requisite skills, such as coding, text mining, visual mapping, web analytics, and critical data analysis.