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Digital Humanities Certificate for PGRs and staff - Summer 23

Become a qualified expert in the use of digital tools in arts and humanities research, teaching, and outreach!

What this course can do for you


Now also available for Arts Faculty staff.

Whatever you do, in every discipline, and indeed in every aspect of life today, digital technologies can be used to significantly extend and amplify your capabilities. The Digital Humanities Certificate has been designed to give you a sophisticated and systematic approach to making the most from digital technologies in research, teaching, outreach and beyond the university. It is designed to fit neatly with your needs and availability, as a combination of activities supported by experts, personalised learning, and a broad range of short sessions to choose from.

Completing the course gives you an official Certificate, but also a powerful set of capabilities and digital confidence.

Registration is open now for all Arts Faculty PhD students and staff.

The hybrid course starts on the 26th of April and runs every Wednesday until the 28th of June, in hyflex mode: attend in the FAB, online in Teams, or catch up in your own time.

It includes:

  • 2 x introductory sessions/activities (with a skills audit and personal plan) (approx 45 minutes)
  • 6 x 30 minute workshops that you can choose from a wide selection of workshops (180 minutes)
  • 1 x design thinking workshop to develop ideas (2 hours)
  • 1 x individual or group project (depends on what you choose to do)
  • 1 x individual reflection (30 minutes).

Support for projects, and for developing deeper more specialised tech skills will be organised in response to needs as they emerge. All of the sessions use a HyFlex approach, meaning that you get the best possible experience if you can attend live on campus, live online participation is possible but not quite as good, and if necessary you can catch-up and participate in your own time.

How does it work?

To complete the certificate you will need to:

  • Attend the introductory session on the 26th April, and create a personal plan for the course.
  • Participate in at least 6 DAHL Shorts 30-minute sessions from the broad selection, and complete a short reflective exercise about each one. Each DAHL Shorts afternoon includes 2-3 sessions for you to pick and choose from.
  • Participate in a Design Thinking session to plan your project.
  • Participate in the Futures of Digital Humanities Design Thinking session on the 28th June.
  • Undertake an individual or group DH project of your own design.
  • Submit a report/reflection (text or other formats) on your project (deadline late August to be confirmed).

Sessions are primarily designed for on-campus participation, but will be streamed and recorded if possible.


All sessions are Wednesday afternoon unless otherwise stated. We can add in additional sessions if requested to meet your needs.

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