HIST 697: Data Analysis for History

HIST 697-001: Data Analysis for History
(Spring 2023)

07:20 PM to 10:00 PM M

Peterson Hall 2408

Section Information for Spring 2023

In this course you will learn to use computational methods to create historical interpretations. You will work with historical data, which includes finding, gathering, manipulating, analyzing, visualizing, and arguing from datasets, with special attention to geospatial, textual, and network data. These methods will be taught primarily using programming languages for data analysis. While data analysis methods can be applied to many topics and time periods, they cannot be understood separate from how the discipline forms meaningful questions and interpretations, nor divorced from the particularities of the sources and histories of some specific topic. You will therefore work through a series of example problems using datasets from the history of the nineteenth-century United States, and then apply the methods to write a research paper using a dataset from your own historical field.

Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Introduces students how to create, computationally analyze, and publish historical data. Students explore theoretical and historical issues as well as learn programming skills. Notes: Students with limited computer competency should consult with department before enrolling. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: HIST 696 or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Junior Plus, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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