[Humanist] 31.369 Digital Humanities Summer Institute 2018

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Fri Oct 20 07:29:27 CEST 2017

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 31, No. 369.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Thu, 19 Oct 2017 18:45:28 +0000
        From: Ray Siemens <siemens at uvic.ca>
        Subject: 2018 Digital Humanities Summer Institute

DHSI 2018
June 4-8 and 11-15 2018
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
  - Register via http://dhsi.org/courses.php
  - Apply for a tuition scholarship via http://dhsi.org/scholarships.php


Dear Friends and Colleagues,

We’re very pleased to announce the 2018 Digital Humanities Summer Institute!

The Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI) 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, Social Sciences, 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," 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 2018 Offerings (Plus Registration & Scholarships)

Offerings for 2018 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 previous 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 2018 continue to hum along in Victoria, and our 'quiet' launch of our registration system 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 50+ 2018 course offerings plus our growing group of shorter workshops and other activities, we'd really encourage you to do so; see http://dhsi.org<http://dhsi.org/>.  We’re pretty excited about how things are coming together!  And, in addition to a great mix of classic and new courses (recommended by our community), we've got some great talks in store from Bethany Nowviskie (CLIR Digital Library Federation; U Virginia), Jordan Abel (Simon Fraser U), William Bowen (UTSC, Iter) and David Gaertner (U British Columbia), and others -- as well as our DHSI Conference and Colloquium, lunchtime unconference sessions, and much more … including alliance this year with the engaging programs of the Digital Library Federation and the Symposium on Indigenous New Media, which will take place from 8-11 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 2018, 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 a number of groups to offer additional support in the form of travel bursaries (!); details on our website.

- To register for a DHSI course: http://dhsi.org/courses.php
- To apply for a tuition scholarship: http://dhsi.org/scholarships.php

* Wonderful Partners and Sponsors

DHSI takes place on the University of Victoria campus, and is offered by UVic's Electronic Textual Cultures Lab. Please see our archive for our offerings since 2001, beginning at Vancouver Island University, and our partnered events and offerings worldwide.

We're very, very happy to welcome and continue working with our new and returning partners and sponsors! DHSI's current institutional partners and sponsors include 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 at 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, Iowa State U, Penn State, Behrend College, U South Florida Library, History and English, Emory U Center for Digital Scholarship, Digital Scholarship Center at U Cincinnati, Christopher Newport U, Gonzaga U, Five Colleges of Ohio, U Virginia Library, U Toronto, Jackman Humanities Institute, Hofstra U, Digital Research Center, California State U Northridge, Center for Digital Humanities, and the Digital Humanities Group at UC Berkeley.     DHSI's project partners and sponsors include 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 Digital Scholarly Editions Initial Training Network (DiXiT), the Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute (CANSSI), the International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) Consortium, the AMICAL Consortium, and the Implementing New Knowledge Environments (INKE) project.     DHSI's organisational partners and sponsors include the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organisations (ADHO), the 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), the Renaissance Society of America (RSA), the Society for Textual Scholarship (STS), the Social Science Research Council (SSRC), the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), and others.

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).


2018 is shaping up to be another banner year, and we hope very much that you are considering joining us for it!  (And do tell a friend!)

All best,

  For the DHSI team

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