Why choose this course?

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The Master’s Degree in Text Sciences and Culture Enhancement in the Digital Age [Scienze del testo e valorizzazione della cultura nell'era digitale] (LM - 43 Computer Methodologies for the Humanities) is focused on areas of knowledge and competences that are specific to today’s culture and practice of digital technologies, and has the aim to train specialists whose transversal and multidisciplinary qualifications guarantee their ability to operate in the world of globalization and digital transition.

The programme has been designed in response to the growing demand for professional profiles combining a humanistic background with skills on the latest empirical, quantitative and data mining techniques. In particular, it hinges on advanced IT skills specifically applied to the humanities, training students – especially in the first year of the course – in the theory and practice of digital humanities and information technology, and in their applications in the audiovisual field, data base and data mining, and digital methodologies for the processing of textual and linguistic data. It also offers legal (intellectual property and digital technology law, digital libraries), anthropological and geographical (digital mapping) competences. These competences are taught in collaboration with the School of Economics, the School of Engineering and the Law Department of the University of Bergamo, and Riga Technical University (with which a double degree is in preparation, collaboration agreements being currently defined).

The MA course is divided into two curricula:

  • Digital text sciences, multimodal translation, transcodification [Scienze del testo, traduzione multimodiale, transcodificazioni], focusing on the impact of digitalisation on textual and linguistic dynamics, including interlingual translation, linguistic analysis and machine translation, and developing specific linguistic, and philological skills, such as computational linguistics, corpus linguistics and quantitative methods for the analysis of textual data, databases and digital text processing and transmedia studies;
  • Enhancement and digital management of cultural productions [Valorizzazione e gestione digitale delle produzioni culturali], focusing on transmediality and its impact on today’s cultural production, also in a management perspective, and developing competences offered by digital publishing and digital literature modules, as well as by cultural, literary, artistic and historical disciplines (such as visual culture, digital art, public history).

Discover more about our innovative teaching methodologies here.

Video Presentation_Prof. Rossana Bonadei_Head of Department

Video Interview_Prof. Stefania Maci_Course Coordinator