[Humanist] 22.521 2009 Digital Humanities Summer Institute, UVic

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 22, No. 521.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2009 15:41:01 -0800
        From: "Ray Siemens" <siemens at uvic.ca>
        Subject: 2009 Digital Humanities Summer Institute, Open for Registration

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Announcing the 
2009 Digital Humanities Summer Institute 
University of Victoria, June 8-12, 2009 

We are now open for registration! Early registration rates are available
until April 1, 2009. To register, or for more information, go to this URL:
http://www.dhsi.org. See the Registration Fees section below for rates. 

* Mandate 

The Digital Humanities Summer Institute provides an environment ideal to
discuss, to learn about, and to advance skills in new computing technologies
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 student theorists, experimentalists, technologists, and
administrators from different areas of the Arts, Humanities, Library and
Archives communities and beyond to share ideas and methods, and to develop
expertise in applying advanced technologies to activities that impact
teaching, research, dissemination and preservation. 

* Host and Sponsors 

The institute is hosted by the University of Victoria's Faculty of
Humanities, its Humanities Computing and Media Centre, and its Electronic
Textual Cultures Lab, and has been sponsored by the University of Victoria
and its Library, University of British Columbia Library, Simon Fraser
University Library, Acadia University, 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 of
Canada's Image, Text, Sound and Technology Program, and others. 

* Curriculum 

Institute Lectures (to be confirmed): 
  - Melissa Terras (University College London)
  - Dot Porter (Dublin, DHO)
  - Donald Bruce (Guelph)
  - Robert Blake (UC Davis)
  - Daniel O'Donnell (Lethbridge)

Introductory offerings: 
[1] Text Encoding Fundamentals and their Application 
(instructed by Julia Flanders [Brown U] and Syd Bauman [Brown U]) 

[2] Digitisation Fundamentals and their Application 
(instructed by Robin Davies [Vancouver Island U] and Michael Nixon
[Vancouver Island U]) 

Intermediate offerings: 
[3] Transcribing and Describing Primary Sources using TEI-conformant XML 
(instructed by Matthew Driscoll [Arnamagnaean Institute, Copenhagen]) 

[4] Expressing Physical Materiality in Digital Projects
(instructed by Dot Porter [Dublin, DHO])

[5] Multimedia: Design for Visual, Auditory, and Interactive Electronic
(instructed by Aimee Morrison [U Waterloo]) 

[6] Teaching and Learning with Technology in Applied Linguistics 
(instructed by Catherine Caws [U Victoria] and Ulf Scheutze [U Victoria])

[7] Online Journal Publishing Using PKP's Open Journals System (OJS) 
(instructed by PKP Staff [Kevin Stranack and Alec Smecher]) 

Advanced consultations: 
[8] Issues in Large Project Planning and Management 
(instructed by Lynne Siemens [U Victoria], with seminar speakers TBA.) 

[9] Out-of-the-Box Text Analysis for the Digital Humanities 
(instructed by David Hoover [New York U]) 

[10] Digital Tools for Literary History 
(instructed by Susan Brown [U Alberta, Guelph] and Stan Ruecker [U Alberta])

* Registration Fees ($ CDN) 

Early registration fees for the institute are $950 for faculty and staff,
and $500 for students. Standard fees will apply as of April 1st. Information
about scholarships will be announced on this listserv as it becomes
* Accomodation On Campus
The University of Victoria is currently holding space for Summer Institute
participants in dormitory and cluster housing. Internet access is available
in each bedroom and payphones are located in or near all buildings. To
secure a room, we advise booking before April 8, 2009. A deposit for your
first night's accommodation is required to guarantee all reservations. The
remaining balance is due at check-in.

Residence Rooms
Bedrooms in Residence (dormitory) buildings come with either 1 or 2 single
beds. Shared washroom facilities are located on each floor along with a
central lounge to relax and watch TV with other guests. * Rates TBA

Cluster Units
Similar to an apartment or townhouse, Cluster Housing units come with 4
bedrooms, 2 washrooms and a shower. Each bedroom in the unit contains 1
single bed. The living room is furnished with a loveseat and coffee table.
The kitchen has a fridge, stove, dishwasher and dining room table with
chairs and is equipped with dishes, cutlery and utensils. Please note cable
and phone lines are available however televisions and telephones are not
provided in the units. * Rates TBA

To make a reservation, please use the form provided on the DHSI website.

For additional information and floor plans visit

Individual DHSI participants are responsible for making their own
reservations with the University of Victoria Housing Office. To secure a
room, please book by APRIL 8th, 2009. After this date, we cannot guarantee
room availability. 

* Website 

For further details -- such as the list of speakers, a tentative schedule,
the registration form, and additional accommodation information – see the
institute's website, at this URL: http://www.dhsi.org.

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