Required Readings

Plenary Lecture

Chapters 1 & 2 of Martin Eve’s book,  Open Access and the Humanities. They are available freely to read:

Building Blocks for DH

Digitisation and metadata

Whitelaw: ‘Generous Interfaces for Digital Cultural Collections’.

Markup Languages

“Getting Started Using TEI: What is TEI?”

Digital Images part 1

Manovich, Lev. 2015. ‘Data Science and Computational Art History’, International Journal for Digital Art History (1/1), 13-35.

Bookmark the following websites:


RKD Netherlands Institute for Art History –

Flickr (British Library) –

Digital Images part 2

Go to the Computer Science Unplugged series

and spend one hour with the Image Representation: Colour by Numbers section.

Try to get as far as possible in the related links sections that cover more complex material. The site is meant for children and for learning computer science without a computer, so it should be easy reading.

Digital Texts



Voyant Tools

Old Bailey Online



Information Visualisation


Making Your Data Legible: A Basic Introduction to Visualizations, from The Historian’s Macroscope: Big Digital History by Shawn Graham, Ian Milligan, & Scott Weingart,

Case studies from

Bookmarks (please check these sites work on your computer)

Conceptual Thresholds

Please read the following article:

Meyer, J.H.F. and Land, R. (2003) Threshold concepts and troublesome knowledge: linkages to ways of thinking and practising,
In: Rust, C. (ed.), Improving Student Learning – Theory and Practice Ten Years On. Oxford: Oxford Centre for Staff and Learning Development (OCSLD), pp 412-424. [See an on-line version: Enhancing Teaching-Learning Environments in Undergraduate Courses, ETL Project, Occasional Report 4, May 2003]