MA Specialization in Digital Humanities

Gives students the opportunity to explore ways in which digital technologies are changing how we understand art, film, music, literature and popular culture; how we develop new
forms of collective memory; and how we create global communities and intercultural dialogue.

Students will learn: 

  • to think critically by undertaking original research involving the latest theories, methods and technologies
  • the value of collaborating with other students and faculty across Carleton and with community partners.

Students tackle research questions, such as:

  • How are digital publishing, social media and surveillance altering personal and communal identities?
  • Can 3D modelling produce new understandings of ancient texts?
  • How do video games differ from other forms of popular culture?
  • Can scholarship in the humanities and social sciences reach new audiences through mobile networks and devices?

Practicum component

Students will work closely with public- and private-sector partners who rely heavily on
digital media, including partners in the media production, entertainment, library and archives, museum, digital gaming, travel and tourism, advertising and technical writing sectors.

Participating Programs:

Anthropology Film Studies
Applied Linguistics and Discourse Studies History
Art History Music and Culture
Canadian Studies Philosophy
Cognitive Science Public History
English Language and Literature Sociology