2012 Digital Humanities Summer Institute
4-8 June 2012, University of Victoria
We are pleased to announce the 2012 Digital Humanities Summer Institute! The DHSI at the University of Victoria provides an ideal environment for discussing and learning about new computing technologies and how they are influencing the work of those in the Arts, Humanities and Library communities. The institute takes place across a week of intensive coursework, seminar participation, and lectures. It brings together faculty, staff, and graduate students from different areas of the Arts, Humanities, Library and Archives communities and beyond. During the DHSI, we share ideas and methods, and develop expertise in applying advanced technologies to our teaching, research, dissemination and preservation.
*HOST AND SPONSORS
Now in its tenth year of operation, the institute takes place on the University of Victoria campus, and is generously hosted by the University of Victoria's Faculty of Humanities and its Electronic Textual Cultures Lab. The DHSI is sponsored by the University of Victoria and its Library, University of British Columbia Library, the College of Arts at the University of Guelph, Texas A&M University, the Centre for Digital Humanities, Department of English, Ryerson University, the Faculty of Arts at the University of Waterloo, the Brittain Fellowship at Georgia Tech, the Editing Modernism in Canada (EMiC) project, NINES, INKE, the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organisations, the Society for Digital Humanities / Société pour l'étude des médias interactifs, the Association for Computers and the Humanities, the Social Science and Humanities Research Council, and others.
*TUITION SCHOLARSHIPS, ACH BURSARIES: http://dhsi.org/scholarships.php
We are very pleased that we are able to offer a limited number of tuition scholarship spots for the 2012 summer institute. Scholarship spots are open to everyone, and are awarded on the basis of need, merit, and course availability; scholarships cover all tuition costs, with the exception of an administration fee. The application form is available online at http://dhsi.org/scholarships.php. The application deadline is February 14th. Please note that scholarships are awarded on a rolling basis beginning immediately, to expedite travel planning and other arrangements, and there are a limited number of scholarship spots available in each course.
The Association for Computers and the Humanities (http://www.ach.org) is again graciously offering several bursaries to assist graduate students in defraying travel and lodging costs. You may apply for this bursary at the same time as for DHSI scholarships by indicating on the scholarship application form that you are a graduate student member of the ACH and would like to be considered for the ACH bursary. Please apply early as courses will fill quickly.
We are very excited that this year's institute lectures will be given by Laura Mandel (Texas A&M) and Adriaan Van der Weel (Leiden U).
Building on the success of the graduate student colloquium over the past three years, our DHSI Colloquium has been expanded to include the work of all new or emerging scholars (including, but not limited to, graduate students; early career scholars and humanities scholars who are new to the digital humanities; librarians, and those in cultural heritage; alt-academics; academic professionals; and those in technical programs). Please see the call for papers at
*COURSES FOR 2012: http://dhsi.org/courses.php
Fundamentals / Introductory Courses:
1. Text Encoding Fundamentals and their Application: Julia Flanders (Brown U), Constance Crompton (ETCL, U Victoria), and Melanie Chernyk (ETCL, U Victoria)
2. Digitisation Fundamentals and their Application: Robin Davies (VIU) and Michael Nixon (VIU)
Tools & Methods / Intermediate Courses:
3. Introduction to XSLT for Digital Humanists: Syd Bauman (Brown U) and Martin Holmes (U Victoria, HCMC)
4. Multimedia: Design for Visual, Auditory, and Interactive Electronic Environments: Aimée Morrison (U Waterloo)
5. Geographical Information Systems in the Digital Humanities: Ian Gregory (Lancaster U)
6. Physical Computing and Desktop Fabrication for Humanists: William J. Turkel (U Western Ontario)
7. Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities: Katherine D. Harris (San Jose State), Diane Jakacki (Georgia Tech), and Jentery Sayers (U Victoria)
8. Creating Digital Humanities Projects for the Mobile Environment: Dene Grigar (Washington State, Vancouver), Brett Oppegaard (Washington State, Vancouver), John Barber (Washington State, Vancouver), and Will Luers (Washington State, Vancouver)
9. Designing RESTful APIs (Application Programming Interfaces): Neal Audenaert (Texas A&M)
10. Digital Humanities Databases: Harvey Quamen (U Alberta), Jon Bath (U Saskatchewan), Matt Bouchard (U Toronto)
11. Augmented Reality: An Introduction: Markus Wust (N Carolina State)
Seminars & Consultations / Advanced Courses
12. Issues in Large Project Planning and Management: Lynne Siemens (U Victoria)
13. Digital Editions: Matt Huculak (Dalhousie U)
14. Out-of-the-Box Text Analysis for the Digital Humanities: David Hoover (NYU)
15. Understanding the Pre-Digital Book: Helene Cazes (U Victoria), Adriaan Van der Weel (Leiden U), Erik Kwakkel (Leiden U), and Erin Kelly (U Victoria), with Ray Siemens (U Victoria)
16. Online Tools for Literary Analysis: Susan Brown (U Guelph / Alberta) and Stan Ruecker (Illinois Institute of Technology)
17. SEASR in Action: Data Analytics for Humanities Scholars: Loretta Auvil (NCSA, UIUC) and Boris Capitanu (NCSA, UIUC)
Early registration fees for the institute are $500 CDN for students and $950 CDN for non-students. After April 1, 2011, fees will be $600 CDN (student) and $1250 CDN (non-student). The tuition scholarship covers this fee minus an administration fee.