Involving digital elements in teaching can in some cases be about the application of digital tools and methods from subject-specific theoretical and methodological perspectives. In other cases, it is more about practical applications in order to inspire critical discussion of digital tools and methods. When we use digital elements we also aim to provide theoretical perspectives on, and a reflective understanding of, digital media and our contemporary.
Our theoretical elements aim to provide students with advanced knowledge in concepts and perspectives to understand and analyze the role and influence of digital technology in various social and cultural contexts.
Humlab's educational activities include teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Our teaching in undergraduate education consists of courses, recurring elements under a program, or shorter elements integrated into courses and programs offered by the five departments in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities.
At postgraduate courses we arrange courses introducing digital research as well as in-depth courses. In addition, we arrange each term a number of so-called workshops (short and thematic three-hour courses open to students, faculty and staff at Umeå University) and workshops within the framework of Humlab's mission as technical and educational support for ICT in the Humanist building.
The digital elements used in the teaching can look different. In some cases, it is about the application of digital tools and methods based on subject-specific theoretical and methodological perspectives. In other cases, it is more about practical applications in order to inspire a critical discussion of digital tools and methods. Our digital elements also aim to provide theoretical perspectives on, and a reflective understanding of, digital media and our contemporary.
Our theoretical features aim at providing students with in-depth knowledge of concepts and perspectives to understand and analyse the role and impact of digital technology in various social and cultural contexts.
Our working model when we collaborate with the teachers in the different departments of the faculty means involved ourselves in planning and implementation, as well as in some cases in examining and evaluating the courses we are part of giving. The aim is to clearly integrate our elements with the course or program's other elements.
The area of Digital Humanities is characterized by being not only multidisciplinary, but also involving competences from different categories of staff. This happens in our educational activities as different categories of staff participate in the teaching with their (often more technical) expertise and competence.
Digital Humanities in Postgraduate Studies
Humlab also gives courses in digital humanities (DH) at postgraduate level for graduate students at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities. Digital humanities, ie applications of humanistic perspectives on digital tools, methods, sources and practices in (and for) research and teaching are subject to a special focus at the faculty. Several PhD students from different subject areas have a DH profile on their research education, and many more work with digital data and / or digital methods and tools in their dissertation work. Humlab also cooperates with the Faculty of Arts Doctoral College, giving graduate students the grounds of presentation techniques.
We also cooperate with DIGSUM at the Faculty of Social Sciences in our introductory course Digital Research. Our doctoral student courses provide a wide range of subjects, with opportunities for deepening in specific disciplines and own projects.
Central themes in our doctorate courses are ethical approaches to digital data, intersectional perspectives and critical studies - themes based on our humanistic and pedagogical principles.
Humlab also serves as an educational resource for the faculty's teachers and researchers through the mission we have for the Faculty of Arts and Humanities