Humanities Going Digital (HUGOD)

Identification

Description

The project responds to the current situation in university education related to COVID-19 pandemic, while following contemporary advancement of digital technologies and the transformation of requirements for knowledge and skills of university graduates for the future. The education system has adapted to changes in the pandemic, but the majority of teaching is put into practice by switching the original content of the study to the online environment, which is not comparably efficient.

In this context, and addressing the topics of (i) ICT – new technologies – digital competences, (ii) New innovative curricula/educational methods/development of training courses, (iii) Open and distance learning, the project aims at developing and contributing to new ways of teaching (online) and new educational methods.

Based on the cooperation between the universities of Olomouč (Check Republic), NOVA Lisbon (Portugal) and Pečs (Hungary), the project will develop teaching methodologies, curricula and materials, and enable the exchange and implementation of best practices from all three institutions. This encompasses the inclusion of individual research activities of students based on the production of electronic publications, while promotes the professional dialogue between students, and the direct reflex of results of their work in the taught courses.

The main results of the project will be a systematically created form of the teaching curriculum, prepared for the conditions of full or partial distance education. This curriculum will be tested during the project implementation and its permanent applicability is expected during the following years.

The developed curriculum crosses the boundaries of individual educational and research institutions (NOVA University Lisbon, University of Pečs, University of Olomouč) as well as their educational programs. NOVA CLUNL team is responsible for the creation of 2 pilot courses in Digital Humanities, with new curricula and materials focusing on Computational Linguistics and Terminology subfields of Linguistics, relevant for the majority of the existing Humanities and Social Sciences programs at NOVA University.

Results

. seminar Terminology and Knowledge Organization: curricular unit whose purpose is to train new profiles that cross specialized areas such as Terminology, in its double dimension – linguistic and conceptual – in order to organize knowledge with application to the arts, sciences and industry.

. seminar Linguistic Data Analysis for Digital Humanities: curricular unit that aims at providing essential training on methods and tools for (linguistic and non-linguistic) information extraction from large quantities of digital data, currently available in national and international repositories.

These seminars consist in units with 10 ECTS, open to all master courses at NOVA FCSH and to external studies, and take place in the first semester of the year 2022/2023. Further informatioon: https://www.fcsh.unl.pt/alunos/opcoes-livres-2022-23/#1600183409914-026c7527-27c3 (you can download EN information on “Ficha da Unidade Curricular”)

CLUNL’s team

Rute Costa (coord.)
Raquel Amaro
Ana Salgado
Bruno Almeida
Chiara Barbero
Jucileia Gumbe
Margarida Ramos
Sílvia Barbosa

Partner Institutions

University of Olomouč (Czech Republic)
University of Pečs (Hungary)
NOVA University Lisbon (Portugal)