Digital Methods Summer School

The Application deadline for this Summer School has passed.


Get the picture? Digital methods for visual research

Every year, the Digital Methods Initiative organises an intensive Summer School where participants learn and develop internet research techniques for studying societal conditions and cultural change. During the Summer School, participants actively engage in empirical research projects, employing web-specific software tools, such as scrapers and crawlers. Each week of the two-week Summer School concludes with an event where the completed research projects are presented. 

This year, we zoom in on the visual turn in the study of digital culture. The rise of selfies, memes, Instagram stories, animated gifs, filters, stickers and emoticons, social media and digital communications invite visual analysis into the digital. As content is increasingly going visual, so too are journalist, activist and policy-making practices in the realm of digital media, requiring new visual literacies along the way. In this 10th Digital Methods Summer School we will explore and expand such digital methods for visual research, and critically inquire into their proposed epistemologies.

Course dates:

26 June - 7 July

Application deadline:

5 May 2017
Apply early to ensure your participation

Academic director: Prof. Richard Rogers
Credits: 6 ECTS / Certificate of Completion
Tuition fee:

€ 895 
UvA Master's and Research Master's students are exempted from paying the UvA fee

Applicants: Open to all applicants MA level and up, incl PhD candidates and motivated scholars as well as practitioners.
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Mode
Short-term
Credits
6 ECTS, 2 weeks
Language of instruction
English
Starts in
June

Published by  Faculty of Humanities