The course on Digital Humanities is part of the educational curriculum of the LM in Information, Publishing, Journalism.

In accordance with the objectives of the degree program, the course will provide students with a basic knowledge of the main topics and problems in the field of Digital Humanities, with a specific focus on topics of more direct relevance for philosophy, and on the relationship between Digital Humanities and Philosophy.

The main aim of the teaching is to allow students to understand the theoretical debate on the nature and definition of Digital Humanities, and to understand the philosophical relevance of many among the problems dealt with in that field.

At the end of the course, participants will be able to read and understand papers and research work done by the Italian and international community of Digital Humanists, and to connect them with the work done in the field of Philosophy of Information.
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The course will discuss the relationship between digital humanities and philosophy. Among the topics discussed, the concept of representative omnipotence of digital encoding (and its history), basic concepts of the philosophy of information; introduction to and philosophical relevance of Artificial Intelligence; the development of generative AI; the relationship between media studies and philosophy; simulism; an introduction to computer ethics.

Core Documentation

- Lecture notes (will be available on the Moodle platform)
- David J. Chalmers, Reality+, Allen Lane 2022
- Margaret A. Boden, Artificial Intelligence: A Very Short Introduction, Oxford 2018

Non-attending students and students not taking part in project works will add Francesca Tomasi, Organizzare la conoscenza: Digital Humanities e web semantico, Bibliografica 2020, or Fabio Ciotti, Digital Humanities - Metodi, strumenti, saperi, Carocci 2023

Type of delivery of the course

The course will be in presence. Further courseware, as well as content related to project work activities, will be available on the Moodle platform

Type of evaluation

For attending students, project work and written or oral test; for non attending students, oral test