Introduction to the Digital HumanitiesThe digital humanities are those pursuits which use computers, software, digital tools in general, to explore topics of humanistic inquiry. In order to have a more nuanced understanding of the digital humanities, students will be exposed to a number of its practices, and practitioners. Topics will include history of the digital humanities, textual studies, electronic literature, computational and new media, and emerging work around text, image, and new media curation and visualization. This course is organized as a mix of seminar and workshop and will be featuring a new platform, Lacuna, designed by a digital humanities team at Stanford. Lacuna Studies will also serve as a case study for examples of digital humanities projects. This class will also have a practical, hands-on element where students can try out the technologies and interfaces for humanistic inquiry discussed in the course. At the end of the course, students will not only have a better idea of what the digital humanities are, but will also be introduced to different ways they can be practiced, opening up possibilities for further exploration.