In the areas of programming, website development, database processing and textual corpus analysis, information technology offers numerous applications for human and social sciences.
At the same time, the impact of new technologies and the digital culture represent fascinating fields of study, for example for historians or sociologists. The Digital Humanities are situated precisely at the interface between these two approaches.
To afford students the opportunity to tackle this field, a new Master’s degree with specialisation has just been launched by the Faculty of Arts. The programme offers a mix of technical, analytical and critical tools. “Participants will acquire skills that are extremely useful from a doctoral perspective as well as being highly valued in the professional environment,” explains Aris Xanthos, head of the programme and Senior Lecturer in the Department of Language and Information Sciences.