Graduate School

Selected Topics in Digital Humanities

This course is part of the programme:
Humanities (Third level)

Objectives and competences

The aim of the course is to provide an insight into the most current events in the field of development and use of computer technologies in the humanities and in the field of communications. Students will develop the ability to confront with new trends and thinking about them, and also they will be able to learn about the content of the neighbouring areas that are relevant to the digital humanities.


No specific prerequisites for this course.

Content (Syllabus outline)

Presentations of the works of selected scholars and and experts in the fields of digital humanities, interface design, creative technologies, new media art etc.

 Presentation

 Discussion

 Prototype development

 Essay

The course allows the study program to respond without delay to the latest trends in the field of humanities, information technology and new media.

Intended learning outcomes

 Knowledge of the latest developments and trends in the field of digital humanities and new media.

 Ability of independent thinking on new developments in the field of digital humanities and new media.


Due to the nature of the subject literature is not prescribed in advance. It is determined each year so as to follow latest developments in the field. Partly it is found by the students through research as a part of the study process.


Prototype, essay (100%)

Lecturer's references

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Aleš Vaupotič is the dean of the School of Humanities, a lecturer in literature, and the head of the Research centre for humanities, University of Nova Gorica. His research areas include digital humanities, theory of new media art, literary realism, and theory of discourse. He is also a video and new media artist. Selected articles:

VAUPOTIČ, Aleš. How to study literary realism as archive art? : the case of Charles Dickens’ later novels. Between, ISSN 2039-6597, 2017, vol. 7, no. 13, str. 1-20., doi: 10.13125/2039-6597/2623. [COBISS.SI-ID 4822779]

BOVCON, Narvika, VAUPOTIČ, Aleš. A network of themes : a qualitative approach to Gerhard Richter’s text. Metacritic Journal for Comparative Studies and Theory, ISSN 2457-8827, 2017, vol. 3, no. 1, str. 63-74, ilustr., doi: 10.24193/mjcst.2017.3.04. [COBISS.SI-ID 4841467]

VAUPOTIČ, Aleš. Semiotika in realizem. Primerjalna književnost, ISSN 0351-1189, avg. 2016, letn. 39, št. 2, str. 101-119, [227]. [COBISS.SI-ID 61600098]

VAUPOTIČ, Aleš. Teorija tehno-slike Viléma Flusserja. V: ZORMAN, Barbara (ur.), VAUPOTIČ, Aleš (ur.). Literatura in gibljive slike : tematski sklop = Literature and moving images : thematic section, (Primerjalna književnost, ISSN 0351-1189, letn. 37, št. 2). Ljubljana: Slovensko društvo za primerjalno književnost. 2014, letn. 37, št. 2, str. 151-163, [245]. [COBISS.SI-ID 55122274],

BOVCON, Narvika, VAUPOTIČ, Aleš, KLEMENC, Bojan, SOLINA, Franc. “Atlas 2012” augmented reality : a case study in the domain of fine arts. V: HOLZINGER, Andreas (ur.), et al. Human factors in computing and informatics : proceedings, First International Conference, SouthCHI 2013, Maribor, Slovenia, July 1-3, 2013, (Lecture notes in computer science, ISSN 0302-9743, 7946). Heidelberg [etc.]: Springer. cop. 2013, str. 477-496, ilustr. [COBISS.SI-ID 2782459]

VAUPOTIČ, Aleš. Med literaturo in novomedijsko umetnostjo : sonetoidni spletni projekt Vuka Ćosića in Tea Spillerja. Primerjalna književnost, ISSN 0351-1189, 2013, letn. 36, št. 1, str. 61-79, [308], ilustr. [COBISS.SI-ID 2854907]

VAUPOTIČ, Aleš, BOVCON, Narvika. Obrat po prostorskem obratu : umetniškoraziskovalni pristop. Primerjalna književnost, ISSN 0351-1189, 2013, letn. 36, št. 2, str. 225-244, [306]. [COBISS.SI-ID 2854651]

VAUPOTIČ, Aleš. Literature and new media art in the “sonnetoid” web projects by Slovenian artists Vuk Ćosić and Teo Spiller. Revue de littérature comparée, ISSN 0035-1466, oct./déc. 2013, année 87, no. 4, str. 423-440. [COBISS.SI-ID 3290363]

University course code: 3IK069

Year of study: 1

Course principal:




  • Lectures: 30 hours
  • Individual work: 150 hours

Course type: elective

Languages: slovene, english

Learning and teaching methods:
presentations of the work and the results of selected experts and practitioners in the areas relevant to the development and use of computer technology in the humanities will be organized. students will actively participate in the in depth discussion after each presentation. prototype development for a communication model and its evaluation. visits to companies working in the field of digital humanities.