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Digital Humanities courses at Santa Clara are available through a variety of different disciplines. There are always new courses being offered. Below you'll find course descriptions and information on past projects to get an idea of what the class will be like when it is offered in the future.

The Mission Santa Clara Unearthed website was created by students in this course.

Examine the public interpretation of difficult histories through a focus on Mission Santa Clara.

Spring 2021: Offers an introduction to literary history and interpretation through the concept of text technologies from the premodern era to the present. Students learn terminology for theorizing manuscript, print, and digital forms and how they function in parallel with other interpretive frameworks. The final unit of the course discusses literary history and the history of the book in relation to Silicon Valley, Google, and algorithm development.

Winter 2018: Students will use PressBooks to create a digital edited collection designed to teach future students in the course about literary interpretation and history.

Winter 2020: Introduced students to the fundamentals of book history and textual editing, all in order to set the stage for a modern, collaboratively produced edition of a 17th-century play. The course materials engage with manuscript, print, and digital materials as they relate to textual editing in theory and practice.

Spring 2017: Team-taught by Professor Michelle Burnham and Natalie Linnell in Math/Computer Science. Students in the course researched the book's cultural, political, literary, and publication history and learned about the history and theory of textual editing. They used that learning--and the instruction in html and Javascript coding taught by Linnell--to create the digital edition of the narrative, making available to the public a largely forgotten early American text. The Awful Disclosures of Maria Monk website was created by students in this class.

Develops students' writing skills through engagement with a selection of Shakespeare plays. The course's digital components include a virtual reality model of an Elizabethan theater, short video adaptations of scenes, engagement with book history and text technologies (past and present), and a look into productions of the dramas that highlight technology as a thematic element.

Archives, Museums, and Memorials (Spring 2018)

Study literature of the long 18th century through the lens of The Stainforth Library of Women's Writing project to recover Francis Stainforth's enormous private collection of women's writing, most of which was published during the 18th century.

Intro- and Advanced-level courses on Shakespearean drama, with attention to historical circumstances of early modern England and its theatrical circumstances (includes visit to the Imaginarium to use the Virtual English Renaissance Stage Experience project).

Rehearsal and Performance for The Glass Menagerie.