University of Florida
Department of Classics




Eleni Bozia, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Classics
137 Dauer Hall
University of Florida
POBox 117435
Gainesville, FL 32611

Tel: (352) 273-3694
Fax: (352) 846-0297
E-Mail: bozia [@]

DIG 6837: Digital Tools for the Arts and Humanities

M 4th periods

W 4-5th period
CSE E413

Instructor: Dr. Eleni Bozia
Office: Dauer 137
Phone: 352 273 3694

Office Hours: Wednesday 6th-7th periods or by appointment

Textbooks (optional)

  • J. Drucker et al. 2013. Introduction to Digital Humanities. (available online).

  • Course Description

  • This course will focus on the study of digital humanities applications, games, tools, and social networks and the way they enhance traditional research in the humanities and the arts. The course will examine and expand on current theoretical discussions, presentation of applications, tools, and games. Finally, an interdisciplinary group project will engage the students into collaborative research and offer hands-on experience on contemporary digital tools.

  • During the first two weeks, we will discuss and define Humanities, Digital Humanities, and Human-centric computing. Having established a background, we will proceed to explore text-, image-, and audio-based tools and projects. Furthermore, we will work with visualization tools, Treebank annotation, using the Arethusa framework, 3D digitization, stylo, xml, html, and open software development APIs, such as Google maps.
  • The class will also be taught as part of the International Consortium of SunoikisisDC and the Harvard Center for Hellenic Studies SunoikisisDC

  • Purpose of the Course

  • The purpose of the course is to expose students of different fields to the interdisciplinary research by introducing the importance of digital tools for enhanced study and research in the humanities and the arts, as well as the significance of understanding digital humanities concepts and how they affect the design of games and computational tools. The course will implement collaboration between digital scientists, artists, and humanists.

  • Goals and Objectives

  • 1. Understand the term digital and computational in many contexts.
  • 2. Understand how interdisciplinary projects are designed and how they work.
  • 3. Work on the enhancement of arts and humanities via computational and digital tools.
  • 4. Find and apply concepts of Humanities on digital media and computer applications.
  • 5. Produce a collaborative, interdisciplinary project that will bring together students from the digital sciences, the arts, and the humanities. .

  • Course Requirements

    • Daily preparation of the assigned material is required and necessary. This will also help you succeed in your projects.
    • Weekly Projects and short reports on the project
    • Final Project

    Final project Due:
    Wednesday, April 10th
    Final Presentations:
    April 12th-17th-19th
    Late work/makeup work will not be accepted, unless
    appropriate documentation is provided.


    1. Your perfect attendance is expected. The university recognizes the right of the individual professor to make attendance mandatory. After due warning, professors can prohibit further attendance and subsequently assign a failing grade for excessive absences.
    2. There will be no make-up work except in extraordinary and documented cases.
    3. Students requesting classroom accommodation must first register with the Dean of Students Office. The Dean of Students Office will provide documentation to the student who must then provide this documentation to the Instructor when requesting accommodation.
    4. The use of cellular devices during class is strictly prohibited.
    5. Academic Honesty is expected at all times. We, the members of the University of Florida community, pledge to hold ourselves and our peers to the highest standards of honesty and integrity. On all work submitted for credit by students at the university, the following pledge is either required or implied: "On my honor, I have neither given nor received unauthorized aid in doing this assignment."

    Minus grade scale:

  • A 93-100
  • A- 90-92
  • B+ 87-89
  • B 84-86
  • B- 80-83
  • C+ 77-79
  • C 74-76
  • C- 70-73
  • D+ 67-69
  • D 64-66
  • D- 60-63

  • Grades:
    Attendance and Participation 25%
    Weekly Projects and Reports 40%
    Final Project 35%

    College of Liberal Arts and Sciences