2015 Digital Humanities Summer Institute (June 2015, University of Victoria)

29 Sep 2014

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.

DHSI makes its announcements via the DHSI e-mail list and DHInstitute on Twitter, as well as other venues.

2015 Offerings (Registration & Scholarships)

Offerings for 2015 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, 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, by having several fabulous DHSI offerings during the weeks just before (1-5 June) and after (15-19 June) DHSI’s core week of 8-12 June.

At the moment, preparations for 2015 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 must have, we’d recommend registration earlier rather than later for it!

If you’ve not yet seen the list of 2015 course offerings and our schedule, 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 planned by, among others, David Hoover (NYU), Claire Warwick (U Durham), Malte Rehbein (U Passau), and Constance Crompton (UBC-Okanagan) – as well as our DHSI Colloquium, lunchtime unconference sessions, birds-of-a-feather gatherings, and much more.

Further, as we do every year, we’ll have the pleasure of awarding a number of tuition scholarships. Application - 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, 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 very pleased to be working with ACH and GO::DH for sponsored travel bursaries.

New Graduate Certificate in DH

Recently, U Victoria has launched a DHSI-based Graduate Certificate program in Digital Humanities, with applications received beginning September 2014 for intake in May 2015. The certificate program can be taken in conjunction with other graduate degrees at Victoria and elsewhere, or on its own. Furthermore, one of the most unique elements of this program is that it allows those who come to DHSI to receive graduate university credit for the work they’ve done while at DHSI, in combination with courses at other partner institutes (Oxford, Leipzig, and HILT, among many others) and institutions. Please see our homepage announcements bar for further details and news about the program.