New MSc in Digital Humanities

Collaboration with the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and the University of Cyprus to Promote Digital Heritage and Enhance Research Capabilities in the Humanities.

13-06-2024

The Athena Research Center, through its Institute for Language and Speech Processing, is actively involved in creating a new joint postgraduate program in Digital Humanities. In collaboration with the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens [Departments of History and Archaeology (https://en.arch.uoa.gr/), Philology ( https://en.phil.uoa.gr/ ), History and Philosophy of Science ( https://en.phs.uoa.gr/ ), and Digital Industry Technologies ( https://www.dind.uoa.gr/ )] and the University of Cyprus [Department of History and Archaeology ( https://www.ucy.ac.cy/hisarch/?lang=en )], this new program will begin accepting students from the academic year 2024-2025.
 
The new postgraduate program, titled "MSc in Digital Humanities", will have an 18-month duration and will offer high-level postgraduate studies in the field of Digital Humanities. This program is dedicated to the protection and utilization of digital heritage both in Greece and internationally. It aims to enhance the research capabilities in the Humanities and promote the development of interdisciplinary approaches to the study of tangible and intangible culture.
 
The program aspires to equip its graduates with career opportunities in the fields of cultural heritage, publishing, online businesses, and cultural entertainment, offering scientific specialization and serving as a starting point for research initiatives in the following areas:
Digitization and computational management of documents,
  • Structural elements and functions that constitute the environment for producing and circulating digital documents on the Internet,
  • Information curation to ensure the integrity, preservation, and long-term accessibility of textual data,
  • Application of a wide range of technologies and quantitative methods in the processing of documents related to Humanities studies, such as:
  • Cultural heritage data analysis technologies,
  • 3D representation of artifacts related to material culture,
  • Geographic representation and information management pertaining to material culture,
  • Text encoding across all levels of linguistic analysis,
  • Knowledge extraction from texts and their semantic annotation.
The MSc program is aimed at graduates of Humanities and Social Sciences departments, Computer Science, Information Science, Digital Industry Technologies, Natural Sciences, Polytechnic Schools, and related departments from recognized domestic or foreign institutions, as well as graduates of relevant TEI programs.
Completion of the new program leads to a Master of Science degree in "Digital Humanities," with specialization options including:
  • Data Analytics for Humanities
  • Three-dimensional Representation Technologies
  • Augmented Textual Studies
  • Geographic Information Systems
 
Invitation for Admission of Graduate Students
The Master Program invites interested individuals to submit their application dossier for the academic year 2024-2025 by June 25, 2024. Fifteen (15) students will be admitted per specialization.
The invitation for expressing interest in enrollment in the master's program is available in the following link:
 
Information:
Site: https://dh.arch.uoa.gr/.
E-mail: dh@uoa.gr.
 

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