School of Humanities

Selected Topics in Digital Humanities

This course is part of the programme:
Digital Humanities, interdisciplinary programme

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 areas that are relevant to the digital humanities and can not be included in the program of study due to the rapid development of the field.


The undergraduate students of informatics must complete the compulsory-elective course Humanities.

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

 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.

 The ability of argumentation and discussion in a group.


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.


Active participation in discussions (40%), Short-written articles with reflections on the presented topics (60%)

Lecturer's references

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

Selected articles:

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, str. 151-163. [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: First International Conference, SouthCHI 2013, Maribor, Slovenia, July 1-3, 2013. HOLZINGER, Andreas (ur.), et al. Human factors in computing and informatics : proceedings, (Lecture notes in computer science, ISSN 0302-9743, 7946). Heidelberg [etc.]: Springer, cop. 2013, str. 477-496, ilustr. [COBISS.SI-ID 2782459]

VAUPOTIČ, Aleš. The book and the World Wide Web. Primer. književ., jun. 2012, letn. 35, št. 1, str. 201-211, ilustr. [COBISS.SI-ID 49282658]

VAUPOTIČ, Aleš. Peirceova teorija raziskave kot poetološki model : primer literarnega realizma = Peirce’s theory of inquiry as a poetological model : the case of literary realism. V: ŠKULJ, Jola (ur.), HABJAN, Jernej (ur.). Živo branje : literatura, znanost in humanistika : literature, science and the humanities, (Primerjalna književnost, letn. 35, št. 2). Ljubljana: Slovensko društvo za primerjalno književnost, 2012, avg. 2012, letn. 35, št. 2, str. 83-93, 225-236. [COBISS.SI-ID 49711970]

VAUPOTIČ, Aleš. Kdo izbere, kaj bralec bere? Kibertekstualna perspektiva = Who chooses what the reader reads? The cybertextual perspective. V: DOVIĆ, Marijan (ur.), HABJAN, Jernej (ur.), VAUPOTIČ, Aleš (ur.). “Kdo izbere?” : Literatura in literarno posredništvo : Literature and literary mediation, (Primerjalna književnost, letn. 33, št. 2). Ljubljana: Slovensko društvo za primerjalno književnost, avg. 2010, str. 151-161, 321-331. [COBISS.SI-ID 43258466]

VAUPOTIČ, Aleš. Realism revisited : Dicken’s Hard Times as a narrativized archive. V: MONTANDON, Alain (ur.). Fortunes et infortunes des genres littéraires, (Caietele Echinox, vol. 16). Cluj-Napoca: Université “Babeş-Bolyai”, Le Centre de Recherches sur l’Imaginaire: University Phantasma, The Center for Imagination Studies, 2009, str. 175-185. [COBISS.SI-ID 2190075]

VAUPOTIČ, Aleš. Literarno-estetski doživljaj in novi mediji – prihodnost literature?. Primer. književ., 2007, letn. 30, št. 1, str. 203-216. [COBISS.SI-ID 34809186]

University course code: 2DH016

Year of study: 2

Course principal:




  • Lectures: 30 hours
  • Seminar: 30 hours
  • Individual work: 120 hours

Course type: elective (humanities)

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 guided discussion after each presentation; understanding and ability of independent thinking on this matter will be developed with the preparation of short articles (essay).