The Digital Humanities Summer Institute at the University of Victoria 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.
During a week of intensive coursework, seminars, and lectures, participants 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 week of practice, learning, and connecting with (and making new) friends and colleagues.
Preparations for 2014 are already humming along in Victoria, and our ‘quiet’ launch of our registration over the weekend 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!
Further, as we do every year, we’ll have the pleasure of awarding a number of early tuition scholarship spots. 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, 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.
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, Aimée Morrison (U Waterloo) and Alex Gil (Columbia U) — as well as our DHSI Colloquium, lunchtime unconference sessions, birds-of-a-feather gatherings, and much more!
- To register for a 2014 DHSI course: http://dhsi.org/courses.php
- To apply for a tuition fellowship: http://dhsi.org/scholarships.php