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Seminar BA3 Digital Humanities: Concept, Method & Virtual Exhibition

Course
2019-2020

Admission requirements

The following courses need to be passed:

  • All first year courses of the BA Arts, Media and Society

  • Both BA2 Seminars

Description

What is the relevance of the latest developments in digital humanities for art history? The new possibilities afforded by the digital revolution have direct consequences for the ways that art is experienced and more specifically exhibited, conserved and studied. This course explores the enormous potential of these new methods for art historians and challenges students to delve into this new field of research and prepare a virtual exhibition. Besides a series of lectures and seminares this course will acquaint students with topical applications in the digital humanities through three excursions that look at questions of study and documentation (RKD, The Hague), im(material) cultural heritage (Jewish Cultural Quarter and the Afterlives of Slavery, Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam) and a visual and auditive lab (IPEM, Ghent).

Course Objectives

Students learn

  • to independently research the possibilities of digital humanities for art history

  • to gain an understanding of the potential of applying digital humanities in the fields of museums, collections, cultural heritage and research institutes

  • to critically review the relevant scholarly literature

  • to present research results both in a presentation (15 mins) and a written report (c. 3000 words)

  • Students get acquainted with exhibition practices and learn to identify the steps in putting together an exhibition.

  • Students acquire demonstrable skills in formulating a research question and putting together a relevant bibliography.

Students will gain knowledge of relevant theory in the field of digital humanities, exhibition practices and collection management.

Timetable

Please note: for the final schedule refer to Collegeroosters / Timetable BA Art History on the Art History website.

Mode of instruction

  • Seminar

  • Lectures

  • Study of compulsory literature

  • Excursion

Important: attendance in seminar sessions is mandatory! In case of no-show, the tutor should be informed about your absence prior to the actual seminar session. Moreover this course cannot be successfully completed by students that were absent more than twice. Only in exceptional cases, the Examination Committee may consider the possibility of an additional or substitute assignment. See also the Course and Examination Regulations

Course Load

Total course load 10 EC x 28 hours= 280 hours

16 hours: 8 Lectures
20 hours: 3 Excursions
24 hours: Preparation tutorials
80 hours: Study of compulsory literature
140 hours: Assignment(s) —-
280

Assessment method

  • Oral presentation: 20% of the final Grade

  • Paper with Exhibition Concept: 40% of final grade

  • Exhibition: 40% of final grade

Compensation: The weighted average of the (constituent) examinations must be at least 6.0 (= a pass). The mark for the final examination (or the main assignment) must be at least 6.0 (= a pass). The mark for all other constituent examinations must be at least 6.0 (= a pass). However, it is possible to compensate for one constituent examination a 5.0 (but not a mark lower than 5.0) with the grade of another constituent examination which has the same weight in the average as the constituent examination it compensates.

Re-sit: A resit/ rewrite can be done for constituent examinations which are failed. As far as applicable all resit/ rewrite examinations take place at the same time, after the final (constituent) examination.

Inspection and feedback: How and when an exam review will take place will be disclosed together with the publication of the exam results at the latest. If a student requests a review within 30 days after publication of the exam results, an exam review will be organized.

Blackboard

Blackboard will be used throughout the course for announcements, assignments and literature.

Literature

To be announced via Blackboard

Registration

Via uSis.

Please note: Group 2 will be taught on Friday between 11:00 and 13:00 by A.R. Dencher MA in English. Students of the BA Arts, Media and Society have priority when registering for this group.
Group 1 will be taught by prof. dr. Bussels in Dutch on Fridays between 9:00 and 11:00. Students of the BA Art History (Dutch-taught) have priority when registering for this group.

General information about uSis is available in English and Dutch.

Exchange and Study Abroad students, please see the Study in Leiden website for information on how to apply.

Registration Studeren à la Carte and Contractonderwijs

Not applicable.

Contact

Prof. dr. SPM Bussels AR Dencher MA Coordinator of Studies Arts, Media and Society

Remarks

Please note: Group 2 will be taught on Friday between 11:00 and 13:00 by A.R. Dencher MA in English. Students of the BA Arts, Media and Society have priority when registering for this group.
Group 1 will be taught by prof. dr. Bussels in Dutch on Fridays between 9:00 and 11:00. Students of the BA Art History (Dutch-taught) have priority when registering for this group.