7. Harvard University: Introduction to Digital Humanities


Platform: edX
Level: Beginner
Time required: 7 weeks (2 to 4 hours per week)
Enroll price: Free
Overall rating: 4.1⭐ from over 11 reviews

Who is this course for?

Introduction to Digital Humanities is a free online course designed for anybody interested in expanding their knowledge of digital research and visualization approaches in humanities disciplines and fields.

In such a course, you will learn:

  • What “digital humanities” means;
  • Examples of projects that use standard digital technologies and how they function;
  • What file formats may be used to produce, collect, and organize data;
  • How to examine text using command-line functions;
  • How to develop visual text analysis using free tools.

The Introduction to Digital Humanities course will teach you how to manage the many components of digital humanities research and scholarship. This course will help you bring your field of study or interest to life using digital technologies, whether you are a student or researcher, librarian or archivist, museum curator or public historian – or just plain inquisitive.


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