Event—Center for Renaissance Studies

Digital Humanities and Premodern Studies: An Introduction


This course introduces the methods, approaches, uses, and challenges of digital humanities with respect to the study of medieval and early modern cultures.

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This course will introduce you to methods, approaches, uses, and challenges of digital humanities with respect to the study of the premodern world. We will discuss the ways in which digital humanities shape premodern studies, consider the advantages and disadvantages in the increasing use of digital tools in the classroom, and learn the ins and outs of digital projects from the scholars creating them.

We will also familiarize ourselves with some basic tools, approaches, and platforms available for the creation of digital resources, and learn how to use them by engaging with medieval and early modern materials from the Newberry’s collections.

This seminar will take place in-person at the Newberry Library, but some virtual participation may be possible.

Enrollment Options

Students may take this seminar on a not-for-credit basis or arrange to earn credit at their home campuses. When space permits, consortium faculty members are encouraged to audit Newberry seminars, and graduate students from non-consortium schools may also enroll.

Application Instructions

This seminar is free and open to all, but space is limited. To apply, click below. The application deadline is Tuesday, November 8, 2022 at 11:59 pm Central Time.


Priority will be given to applicants from CRS Consortium Institutions. Consortium members may also be eligible to receive Consortium travel grants to help defray travel costs. For more details, consult your local consortium representative.