V22.0380 - 001: Computing in the Humanities and the Arts -- Prof. Deena Engel - Spring, 2009




Class Notes




Guest Speakers


Welcome to "Computing in the Humanities and the Arts "

Course Description:

V22.0380: Special Topics. Computing in the Humanities and the Arts

Topics in the field of Humanities & Arts Computing include but are not limited to: digitization of text and image; hypertext design and delivery; working with multi-lingual texts and topics in machine translation; electronic publishing and dissemination; OCR; and designing databases of images, documents, and text. We will analyze the impact of technology on research in the Humanities and the Arts as well as delivery as seen through current technology in libraries and museums. Students will also be encouraged to learn about and evaluate current computing tools and methodologies in their specific fields of interest within the Humanities and the Arts.

Course Information:

This course meets on Mondays and Wednesdays, 11:00-12:15 in room 202 CIWW. (Note: Some classes will be held in the Digital Studio on the second floor of the Bobst Library; announcements will be made ahead of time in these cases.)


  1. This course counts towards the CS Minor in Computer Applications.
  2. Pre-requisite: V22.0004 or equivalent; please see the instructor with any questions or send email to . There are no pre-requisites for formal training in the Humanities or the Arts.
  3. The midterm exam will be held on Wednesday, March 11, 2009 in class. The students will present their final projects to the class in lieu of a final exam (so there will be no final exam).

Contact Information

Deena Engel
Department of Computer Science
Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
251 Mercer Street, Room 526
New York, New York 10012
Tel.: 212-998-3131

Office Hours, Spring, 2009: Mondays 2:00 - 3:30 PM; Thursdays 11:00 - 12:30 and at other times by appointment in room 422 of Warren Weaver Hall.

Please send email to with any questions.