Published: March 14, 2018
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In response to our society’s increasing need for expertise that intersects the humanities and computing, the University of Colorado Boulder is pleased to announce a new graduate certificate in Digital Humanities.

The Digital Humanities Graduate Certificate welcomes students from all disciplines, including the humanities and arts, social sciences, natural sciences, computational and mathematical sciences, engineering, and communication, media, and information science. The certificate prepares students to:

  • create, utilize, and evaluate digital methods and tools for research
  • design and enact digital pedagogy
  • assess the diverse impacts of technologies on people and society
  • leverage digital technologies for public outreach and engagement

“The certificate curriculum provides CU graduate students in any discipline a great opportunity to explore how digital methods intersect with their work, and to collaborate in multi-disciplinary teams to investigate humanistic questions,” said Thea Lindquist, professor and director of the Digital Humanities Graduate Certificate. “They can also gain a credential that shows potential employers that they have engaged more deeply with digital research and pedagogy.”

The certificate is coordinated by the university’s Center for Research Data and Digital Scholarship, a collaboration between Research Computing and the University Libraries. Affiliate faculty from more than a dozen departments provide graduate students an opportunity to explore the evolution and variety of Digital Humanities theories and practices.  An in-depth study of approaches is offered in a variety of elective courses, with the intention to stimulate collaborations among graduate students in a range of fields, thus preparing them for work in a team-based environment.

For more information about the Digital Humanities Graduate Certificate program and application process visit, or contact Thea Lindquist.