Digital humanities: humanities research in the digital age
Digital humanities: humanities research in the digital age

Start this free course now. Just create an account and sign in. Enrol and complete the course for a free statement of participation or digital badge if available.

Week 3: Digital reflections


During Week 2, you learned about some of the approaches Humanities scholars can employ to clean, analyse and manage their data. During Week 3, you will become familiar with some of the new ways in which scholars can publish and share their research with each other and with the public. You will then explore resources that can help you further your interest in digital humanities and conclude your course by applying your critical reflection skills to what you have learned about digital humanities.

After studying this week, you will:

  • understand the importance of sharing data, software and results
  • be familiar with the concept of knowledge infrastructure
  • explore a range of resources to learn more about digital humanities
  • begin to reflect critically on tools, data and methods.

Take your learning further

Making the decision to study can be a big step, which is why you'll want a trusted University. The Open University has 50 years’ experience delivering flexible learning and 170,000 students are studying with us right now. Take a look at all Open University courses.

If you are new to University-level study, we offer two introductory routes to our qualifications. You could either choose to start with an Access module, or a module which allows you to count your previous learning towards an Open University qualification. Read our guide on Where to take your learning next for more information.

Not ready for formal University study? Then browse over 1000 free courses on OpenLearn and sign up to our newsletter to hear about new free courses as they are released.

Every year, thousands of students decide to study with The Open University. With over 120 qualifications, we’ve got the right course for you.

Request an Open University prospectus371