Posted on October 10th, 2016 .
We’re very pleased to announce the 2017 Digital Humanities Summer Institute!
The Digital Humanities Summer Institute provides an ideal environment for discussing and learning about new computing technologies and how they are influencing teaching, research, dissemination, creation, and preservation in different disciplines, via a community-based approach.
A time of intensive coursework, seminars, and lectures, participants at DHSI share ideas and methods, and develop expertise in using advanced technologies. Every summer, the institute brings together faculty, staff, and students from the Arts, Humanities, Library, and Archives communities as well as independent scholars and participants from areas beyond.
Described by one participant as an event that “combines the best aspects of a skills workshop, international conference, and summer camp,” the DHSI prides itself on its friendly, informal, and collegial atmosphere. We invite you to join the DHSI community in Victoria for a time of focused practice, learning, and connecting with (and making new) friends and colleagues.
Fabulous 2017 Offerings (Plus Registration & Scholarships)
Offerings for 2017 are the result of consultation with our community about the topics and material we’d all like to see covered at DHSI now and in the future, as well as a call for proposals for courses among members of our community. This year, we’re able to have a number of additional courses on offer and, overall, continue with smaller class sizes to facilitate better our learning together! As well, following DHSIers’ suggestions, there is also the opportunity to take more than one course, across two weeks, as well as a host of new opportunities to meet others who share common interests in the areas that bring us together.
At the moment, preparations for 2017 are already humming along in Victoria, and our ‘quiet’ launch of our registration earlier has resulted in courses beginning to fill … even a bit ahead of anticipated schedule. As in the past: if there’s a course you or a member of your team absolutely need, we’d recommend registration earlier rather than later for it!
If you’ve not yet seen the list of our 40+ 2017 course offerings plus our growing group of pre-DHSI workshops (at http://dhsi.org/courses.php) and our emerging schedule (at http://dhsi.org/schedule.php), we’d really encourage you to do so. We’re pretty excited about it! And, in addition to a great mix of classic courses and new ones recommended by our community, we’ve got some great talks in store from Julia Flanders (Northeastern U), Elena Pierazzo (U Grenoble Alpes), and Brewster Kahle, and others — as well as our DHSI Colloquium, lunchtime unconference sessions, and much more … including alliance this year with the engaging academic program of the international gathering of the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing (SHARP: http://www.sharpweb.org/) taking place 9-12 June.
Further, as we do every year, we’ll have the pleasure of awarding a number of tuition scholarships. Application is via http://dhsi.org/scholarships.php, and these scholarships cover tuition costs with the exception of a small, non-refundable administration fee (students $150, non-students $300). The absolute deadline to apply for scholarships is 14 February 2017, though the scholarship committee considers applications on a regular, rolling basis and evaluates applications based on need, merit, and course availability at the time of evaluation; scholarship spots tend to fill exceptionally quickly. We’re also hoping to work, as we’ve done in the past, with ACH, GO::DH, and SHARP for sponsored travel bursaries (!); details on our website.
Wonderful Partners and Sponsors
We’re very, very happy to welcome and work with our new and returning partners and sponsors last year and this — among them U Victoria and its Library, the U British Columbia Library and its Faculty of Arts, U British Columbia Okanagan, the Simon Fraser U Library, the Canadian Institute for Studies in Publishing (Publishing@SFU), Vancouver Island U, the Simpson Center for the Humanities at U Washington, the Pacific Northwest Colleges Consortium, the College of Arts at U Guelph, the Centre for Digital Humanities in the Faculty of Arts at Ryerson U, Hamilton College DHi, Bucknell U, Texas A&M U, NYU English, CUNY Graduate Center, U Wisconsin-Green Bay, U Michigan Institute for the Humanities, Texas Christian U New Media Writing Studio, SUNY Oswego College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Rutgers U-Camden Digital Studies Center, Baylor U, Grand Valley State U, the Sherman Centre for Digital Scholarship @ McMaster U, Carnegie Mellon U, Indiana U Libraries, Whitman College, the College of Wooster, U Pittsburgh, Greensburg, Penn State, Behrend College, U South Florida Library, History and English, and the Digital Humanities Group at UC Berkeley; project partners and sponsors including the Editing Modernism in Canada (EMiC) project, the Modernist Versions Project (MVP), NINES, the Advanced Research Consortium (ARC), the Canadian Writing Research Collaboratory / Le Collaboratoire scientifique des écrits du Canada (CWRC/CSÉC), the Lesbian and Gay Liberation in Canada (LGLC) project, the TEI Archiving Publishing and Access Service (TAPAS) project, the Digital Scholarly Editions Initial Training Network (DiXiT), and the Implementing New Knowledge Environments (INKE) project; organisational partners and sponsors including the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organisations (ADHO), the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences (CFHSS), the Modern Language Association (MLA), the Canadian Society for Digital Humanities / Société canadienne des humanités numériques (CSDH/SCHN), the Association for Computers and the Humanities (ACH), the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing (SHARP), the Electronic Literature Organization (ELO), the Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory (HASTAC), Compute Canada, the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN), Association for Documentary Editing (ADE), Digital Library Federation (DLF), and the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).
We’re so very grateful for such good company! And we’re even more pleased to note that membership in these groups allows discounted registration (details at http://dhsi.org/registration.html).