DH Graduate Certificate

The UF Graduate Certificate in Digital Humanities

Digital technology has revolutionized the production and sharing of knowledge. In the past decade, the emergence of digital humanities (DH) has transformed humanities disciplines and public humanities institutions such as museums and libraries by introducing digital technology to humanities research methods and pedagogy as well as to best practices in the public humanities. Further, by applying a humanist critique to digital technology, DH offers new understandings of the power and significance of technology in the academy and beyond. As a result, DH has become a valuable component of graduate training and job placement. UF’s new nine-credit, interdisciplinary graduate certificate in DH provides students with a broad-based study of DH practices; an in-depth experience of DH within a specific discipline; and the opportunity, through its capstone studio course, to produce a portfolio tailored to the student’s own discipline and career goals. It is designed for students preparing for faculty positions as well as those seeking alt-ac positions. The certificate is open to graduate students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS); it draws on existing courses in a number other colleges (the College of Arts, the College of Education, the College of Journalism), counts designated courses retroactively towards the certificate (see list of courses under Requirements), and plans to expand eligibility to graduate and professional students across the university.