In the Digital Humanities M.A. program, you will study of the creation, transmission, preservation, and transformation of knowledge across time and culture from Antiquity to the Renaissance and the early modern period. Computerized techniques are particularly useful for this field of inquiry as they allow for processing large amounts of data across the barriers of time and space, but also language and medium.

As a student in the Digital Tools for Premodern Studies program, you will:

  • Gain a broad interdisciplinary perspective on the humanities.
  • Develop a research portfolio in hands-on classes and labs.
  • Develop a personalized employment profile that can lead to careers in education, archiving, data science, or technology.

At the end of the two-year course of studies, you will have acquired familiarity with the process of advanced research in the humanities as well as with a range of computerized methods for data collection, formatting, analysis, annotation, and display.

Research in the Humanities

Tufts has developed a unique environment where humanities research is integrated directly into the curriculum. The Perseus Digital Library and the Perseids project offer regular opportunities for research activities. You will have the opportunity to contribute to active and established research projects and to set up your own. Your research may focus on:

  • Literature
  • Language
  • Philosophy
  • Art
  • History
  • The history of science
  • Manuscripts
  • and many other subfields.

Who should apply?

We encourage anyone interested in the intersection of the humanities and technology to apply. Students may have a background in any branch of premodern studies and have demonstrated proficiency in at least one of the languages that are relevant for their proposed field of study. No computing skills are necessary to begin the program.

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Last updated June 3, 2019
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