The MA in Digital Tools for Premodern Studies is designed for students wishing to gain a deeper knowledge of the humanities and apply computational methods in their research and teaching. Students study the creation, transmission, preservation, and transformation of knowledge across time and culture from Antiquity to the Renaissance and the early modern period using computerized techniques.
As a graduate student in the Digital Tools for Premodern Studies master's program, you will gain a broad interdisciplinary perspective of the humanities while developing a research portfolio in hands-on classes and labs. By the end of your studies, you will have acquired familiarity with advanced research in the humanities and a range of computerized methods for data collection, formatting, analysis, annotation, and display.
Many graduates have gone on to attend PhD programs and pursue careers in academia, while others have gone on to work in the fields of publishing, media, and technology.
Official TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo English Test scores, if applicable
Three letters of recommendation
Personal statement: Describe a humanities research question that you would like to pursue in this program as well as the digital methods you would like to apply. Submit this in writing (20 pages maximum) or through other media (ex. a link to a GitHub repository, a website, etc.).
Applicants are required to have advanced proficiency in either Greek or Latin. For admission, proficiency will be determined by reviewing an applicant's transcript. Upon matriculation, students will take placement exams in Latin, Greek, or both depending on their background. No computing skills are necessary to begin the program.
Geographic Information Systems (GIS), geospatial technology, the Open Geoportal (OGP), visualization, GPS, cartography, international mapping especially the developing world, humanitarian assistance, open source applications, digital humanities, ecology, data mining, human security, crisis mapping, business intelligence/analytics, geospatial new media, remote sensing, natural disasters, historical modeling, 3D GIS, public health, geospatial social network tools, data science, urban modeling, open data, geospatial data sources, geo portals, web mapping, UAV - Drones, Spatial Data Infrastructure, geospatial education, natural language processing (NLP), text analysis, etc.
Medieval art, architecture, and visual culture in Europe and the Byzantine-Slavic cultural spheres; image theory; historiography; patronage; monasticism; cross-cultural interactions