The first months of the academic year in Besançon were hot: summer was still in town, the intensive French course and then the dive into studies left no time for respite. Nevertheless, for the first time in a long time, I felt like I was where I belonged.
The Rare Book and Digital Humanities master’s program provides an excellent opportunity to satisfy an interest in the humanities, ancient languages, and slightly less ancient books on the one hand, while introducing students to the variety of tools and software that are used in modern DH research. Latin and Ancient Greek interspersed with courses on Python force the brain to make new neural connections at breakneck speed.
This is not a classic program that expands on the modern humanities. Access to the Municipal Library of Besançon with the opportunity to explore many rare books, workshops by American, French and Italian researchers, participation in international projects, life in one of the most charming French cities, diverse student life… Years of study will certainly be remembered for a long time and allow you to find your professional identity. Whatever career path you are interested in: from rare bookseller to creator of multimedia projects in humanities – a dense course schedule provides the chance to try everything and find your new passion.
I have a master’s degree in history but I’ve been working at a digital agency for the past few years, not letting go of the thought about continuing my education. For several years I had been looking for the right course that would allow me to combine my two passions: humanities and technology. Until I saw the description of the Rare Book and Digital Humanities program. It was an immediate attraction that didn’t fade away after the first year. I look forward to seeing what the second year has in store.