What is Digital Humanities?
Digital Humanities (DH) is a growing field of study that applies emerging systems in natural language processing, computer vision, GIS and AI towards the study of literature, culture, and history. DH brings together a wide range of methodologies and critical traditions to leverage new knowledge about the world's cultures. Students with DH training graduate with vital skills in critical data literacy, computational modeling and the ability to think through questions of cultural representation, social justice, and historical change.
What is the Ad Hoc MA program in DH?
The Department of Languages, Literatures & Cultures at McGill University offers a 2-year, thesis-based MA degree in Digital Humanities. The reason we call it "Ad hoc" is because of its flexible, interdisciplinary curriculum which allows students to take courses across faculties, departments, and disciplines to support their DH research objectives. 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. Learn more about our MA program.