DHSI Statement on Ethics and Inclusion

The Digital Humanities Summer Institute is dedicated to offering a safe, respectful, friendly, and collegial environment for the benefit of everyone who attends, and for the advancement of the interests that bring us together. There is no place at DHSI for harassment or intimidation of any kind.

As part of the DHSI community, together we:

  • Create and maintain a community that welcomes and encourages intellectual discussion and debate on issues impacting both our local DHSI community and the broader Digital Humanities community.
  • Affirm that we are an inclusive organization and community that is anti-oppression and recognizes intersectionalities.
  • Commit to ensuring that all events and engagements are free from harassment and/or oppression, including but not limited to restrictions on free expression, discrimination against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, military status, and beyond. We do not tolerate harassment of DHSI participants in any form.
  • Commit to ensuring that all documents, presentations, slides, or materials connected to or otherwise disseminated at DHSI conform to these standards of inclusiveness.
  • Recognize that sexual harassment (including, but not limited to, unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favours, or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature) is a specific type of discriminatory harassment and is abuse.
  • Commit to helping each other recognize our own positionality when articulating statements and beliefs, rather than enabling assumptions that we are “all on the same page.” This requires articulation, explanation, asking questions, working respectfully across difference, and showing compassion and understanding.
  • Resolve, collectively and individually, not to use sexually, racially, transphobic, or ableist derogatory or demeaning language or imagery in DHSI events and activities.
  • Agree to carry these commitments beyond the face-to-face or communal spaces, including into online venues.
  • Commit to educate each other on matters of discrimination and oppression, and support anti-oppression education, pedagogy, and research.

We acknowledge and respect the Lkwungen-speaking peoples, on whose traditional territory the university stands, and the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.

Please contact the DHSI Director if you have any concerns related to these issues at DHSI.

Further resources:

Led by Jacqueline Wernimont and Angel David Nieves, with the DHSI community (2015, 2016; links and acknowledgement rev. 2018).

DHSI@Congress 2019, University of British Columbia (5 June 2019)

Register now! [Please note: Courses that are full will not appear as options for registration.]

Are you curious about how the Digital Humanities can support your research, teaching, and dissemination? Join us for the fifth annual DHSI@Congress workshop series on June 5th at the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of British Columbia. Built on the community model of the Digital Humanities Summer Institute, the 1.5 hour DHSI@Congress sessions are facilitated by established scholars and emerging leaders in the field. We invite interested Congress attendees to register for any and all workshops that engage their interest.

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Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, hosts, and instructors , all spots in the workshops are made available via a tuition scholarship, requiring only the payment of a non-refundable $25 administrative fee for each session. DHSI@Congress has been developed by the DHSI in partnership with the Canadian Society for Digital Humanities/ Société canadienne des humanités numériques (CSDH/SCHN), the Ryerson Centre for Digital Humanities, and the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences (CFHSS). The 2019 workshops will be delivered in English, with plans for French-language sessions in the coming years.

The DHSI@Congress workshops are only open to registered Congress attendees. Please have your Congress confirmation number on hand in order to register. Register for DHSI@Congress here (for administrative reasons, each workshop requires a separate registration).

For more information, feel free to contact the DHSI@Congress organizer, Constance Crompton, at constance.crompton@uottawa.ca or follow us @DHInsitute on Twitter.

DHSI@Congress 2019 Schedule

DHSI@Congress Workshop Descriptions

  • Opening Plenary: Decolonial DH?: Maker Ethics Across Indigenous Studies and the Digital Humanities, David Gaertner (UBC)
    In her essay on Nishnaabeg poetics, Leanne Simpson points towards the importance of maker culture in the decolonization movement: "by becoming makers we disconnect ourselves from being consumers engaged in the corporate-capitalist empire. We become producers of not just things but of our own meanings." In this assertion Simpson gestures towards potential connections with the Digital Humanities, which similarly emphasize maker pedagogies and research methodologies. Building from Simpson and the DH maker ethic, this talk examines the decolonial potential of DH via the student-driven initiatives coming out of First Nations and Indigenous Studies at UBC.

  • Digital Humanities Pedagogy, Laura Estill (St Francis Xavier)
    Intended for teaching faculty, instructors, librarians, and graduate students, this high-impact three-hour workshop provides an overview of how to apply DH tools to support larger pedagogical objectives, set goals, and manage expectations. In the workshop we will focus on two such applications: collaborative online writing systems and textual and spatial visualization. The workshop will involve discussion and analysis of multimodal project assessment, and single and scaffolded assignment development. Participants are asked to bring their own computers, together with one sample assignment (for a course already taught or to be taught), which will be used as the basis for our discussion and analysis. By the workshop's conclusion, participants should leave with a revised course assignment to meet their own expectations of digital pedagogy in the humanities.

  • CWRCshop, Mihaela Ilovan, Kim Martin and the CWRC team (U Alberta, U Guelph)
    The Canadian Writing Research Collaboratory / Le Collaboratoire scientifique des écrits du Canada (CWRC, pronounced “quirk”; cwrc.ca) is a free online platform that facilitates digital scholarship on writing and culture. This workshop will introduce CWRC’s research environment and allow prospective users to give it a try. CWRC provides an online space for creating collections containing bibliographical records, page scans and other images, audio, videos, and born-digital texts. It can be used to create thematic collections, biocritical scholarship such as that of the Orlando Project, critical editions, side-by-side editions of texts and page images, anthologies including for open courseware, and edited collections such as Regenerations). It integrates tools including the ability to perform text recognition on page images, and the ability to create or edit digital texts online using an in-browser text editor, and structural markup using the Text Encoding Initiative. It supports collaborative workflows, varied user permissions, and collection management. To promote interoperability, CWRC leverages linked data to create relationships between people, places, texts and organizations mentioned across all collections.It provides a robust platform for Research Data Management, as now mandated by SSHRC, with solid backup, export, and long-term preservation of data.
    This workshop is aimed at scholars, students, and writers who work in literary studies, Canadian studies, library and information science, and/or digital humanities. It is suitable for those with no digital humanities experience and will include a short introduction to the principles of interoperability, preservability, and collaboration that inform CWRC. Participants will learn how to create collections, add items to those collections with appropriate metadata, and begin to correct and encode ingested content; time permitting, there will be a taste of some other CWRC functionality.

  • Introduction to the Command Line, Megan Meredith-Lobay (UBC)
    Ever wondered what computer geeks are doing when they are typing strange commands into the black screen? Turns out, it isn’t that mysterious after all! Learning and using the command line to control your computer is essential for unlocking the research potential of your machine. This hands-on workshop will explain the basics of the command line so that you can learn to navigate your system, manipulate files, organise your data, install powerful research software, and whip those gremlins into shape. But probably not the last one.

  • Best Practices for Data Visualization, Alison Hedley (McGill)
    This workshop introduces essential theoretical and practical aspects of quantitative data visualization, focusing on best practices for modelling humanities data in graphical forms. Participants will gain familiarity with what data visualization is, its purpose, and the steps of the visualization process; working knowledge of key technical and humanistic considerations involved in deciding how to visualize data; introductory experience with generating data graphics; and a toolset of resources for preparing and visualizing data on their own. No previous data visualization experience is required. The instructor will contact participants in advance to ensure content is relevant to their topical research interests.

  • "Student Un/Conference: Creating an Online Space for Students Who Do DH", Kim Martin and Chelsea Miya (U Guelph, U Alberta)
    Join us for a lunchtime discussion about what it means to be a graduate student or new scholar in the digital humanities. This event will be a safe and supportive environment for students to ask questions about any issues related to DH. Topics might include: CV help, reviewing for journals and conferences, non-traditional dissertations, post-doc positions, leaving academia/quit-lit, etc.
    We hope this conversation can help generate ideas for the soon-to-launch student section of the CSDH website. This online space will be created for (and by!) students across Canada who “do DH” in all its forms. Students can use this website to build a supportive online community, network with senior scholars and mentors, find answers to DH-related questions, showcase their work, and share their knowledge and experiences. Visit the Student Un/Conference event page for details.

DHSI 2019 Conference and Colloquium!

See the schedule here!

Proposals are now being accepted for presentations at the DHSI Conference & Colloquium, to be held in June 2019 alongside classes at the Digital Humanities Summer Institute, University of Victoria. Open to all, the DHSI Conference & Colloquium offers an opportunity to present research and projects within an engaging, collegial atmosphere. Participation comes free with DHSI registration, and contributors not planning to register for a DHSI course can join for a modest participation fee of $150 CDN.

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Proposals may focus on any topic relating to the wider Digital Humanities. Submissions are welcome from emerging and established scholars alike, including faculty, graduate students, undergraduates, early career scholars, independent researchers, 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.

Submissions are welcome across a number of formats. In your abstract, please indicate which format you would prefer, but note that, due to scheduling requirements, not all preferences can be accommodated:

  • Full-length Presentation (June 8) USE KEYWORD “FULL” ON SUBMISSION FORM
    Contributors have 20 minutes to complete their presentations, which will form part of themed sessions hosted throughout a “conference-like” event scheduled on the weekend.
  • Short Presentation (June 3-7 & 10-14) USE KEYWORD “SHORT” ON SUBMISSION FORM
    Contributors have 5 or 10 minutes to complete their presentations, which will be scheduled at evening sessions during DHSI’s two main teaching weeks. Presenters can indicate which week(s) they will be attending DHSI.
  • Posters & Digital Demonstrations (June 7) USE KEYWORD “DEMO” ON SUBMISSION FORM
    Contributors display A1 landscape posters at a conference reception, jointly hosted with the Digital Library Federation. Alternatively, contributors may opt to demo digital projects at the reception. Digital project presenters are required to bring their own laptops.

Please submit proposals using https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=dhsi2019. Submissions should include the title of the submission, the name(s) and affiliation(s) of contributor(s), and a 300 word abstract. DHSI attendees with a preference for a particular week should be sure to indicate so in their submissions (see http://dhsi.org/schedule.php). The deadline for submissions is 14 February, at 8:00pm PST (UTC-8). Submissions will be peer-reviewed, with authors being notified by late February 2019.

For more information, contact Lindsey Seatter (lseatter@uvic.ca) and/or Kim O’Donnell (kkgilber@sfu.ca).

#Right2Left Workshop (8 June 2019)

#Right2Left at #DHSI2019 is interested in exploring challenges, opportunities, and implications that are distinctive to digital work in languages written from right to left such as Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, and Syriac. We are soliciting proposals for a half-day workshop to take place on 8 June 2019, between the first and second week of DHSI.

See the schedule here!

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Topics for exploration might include:

  • multi-directional texts
  • digital methods and RTL scripts
  • RTL workarounds
  • pre-Unicode histories of RTL digital environments
  • LTR transliteration/approximation of RTL languages
  • digital literacies in RTL environments
  • minimal RTL computing
  • digital pedagogy for RTL languages
  • localisation for RTL cultures
  • rethinking DH for RTL languages
  • RTL digital cultures and the humanities
  • RTL digitality for research and pedagogy in the social sciences
  • RTL digital cultures and public users' behaviour

The format is yet to be determined, but the workshop might include presentations, lightning talks of work in progress or future research ideas, field reports, brainstorming sessions, tool demos, and an opportunity for social networking. If you are interested in participating, please send your expression of interest indicating both your topic and the desired format of your participation to rtlright2left@gmail.com by 21 January 2019 [EXTENDED TO FEBRUARY!]. Include in your submission a short bio statement of no more than 150 words.

The Complexities of Teaching DH in Global Contexts

ADHO SIG for Digital Humanities Pedagogy and Training
Mini-conference and Meeting
9 July, 9am-1pm, at DH2019 in Utrecht, Netherlands
Drift 25 2.03 (~10 mins walks from TivoliVredenburg)

  • 9.00-9.15: Welcome, Introduction (Walter Scholger, Ray Siemens)
  • 9.15-10.00: Pedagogy and Globality (10 minute papers + discussion)
    • Tunde Ope-Davies (U Lagos): "Digital Humanities Training in Global Contexts: A Case Study of Lagos Summer School in Digital Humanities (LSSDH)"
    • Lik Hang TSUI, ZHU Benjun, CHEN Jing (Harvard U, Peking U, Nanjing U): "Finding Flexibility to Teach the 'Next Big Thing': Digital Humanities Pedagogy in China"
  • 10.00-10.45: Subject / Method / Approach (10 minute papers + discussion)
    • Lynne Siemens (U Victoria): "Teaching Project Management Across Diversity"
    • Eli Bleeker (Royal Dutch Academy of Arts and Sciences): "Promoting Sustainable Digital Editing"
    • Alison Wiggins (U Glasgow): "Scholarly Editing in the DH Classroom"
  • 10.45-11.00: Break
  • 11.00-12.00: Programmatic / Institutional / Beyond (10 minute papers + discussion)
    • Elisa Beshero-Bondar and Sayre Greenfield (U Pittsburgh at Greensburg): "Free-Ranging Digital Studies: Advantages of Programmatic Incoherence"
    • Stefania Scagliola (Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History): "Ranke.2 Source Criticism in the Digital Age"
    • Ray Siemens (U Victoria): "Continuing the DH Training Network?"
  • 12.00-12.30: SIG Group Driven Topics, Breakout Session
  • 12.30-13.00: Report Out / SIG Planning
  • 13.00-: Informal Discussion Over Lunch (Optional)

Please note that all participants and attendees will need to be registered for DH2019.

Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations Special Interest Group for Digital Pedagogy and Training conveners: Ray Siemens, Diane Jakacki, Katherine Faull, Brian Croxall, Walter Scholger, Tanja Wissik.

Join the discussion: http://lists.lists.digitalhumanities.org/mailman/listinfo/sig-teach

Already Thinking Ahead to 2020?

If so, here’s a quick peek at the courses firming up for 2020! We anticipate dates the first two full weeks of June -- 1-5 and 8-12 -- with confirmation soon on that ….

Come join us for a course (or two), the colloquium and conference, wonderful institute lecturers including Roopika Risam, Elisabeth Burr, and Aaron Mauro, and much, much more!

Click here for course offering details, as we know them now and very much subject to change ...

  • Tentative Offerings, Week 1
    • [Foundations] Text Encoding Fundamentals and their Application
    • [Foundations] Digitisation Fundamentals and their Application
    • [Foundations] DH For Department Chairs and Deans
    • [Foundations] Race, Social Justice, and DH: Applied Theories and Methods
    • [Foundations] Intersectional Feminist Digital Humanities: Theoretical, Social, and Material Engagements
    • Intro to Project Planning and Management for DH: Issues and Approaches
    • Text Mapping as Modelling
    • Out-of-the-Box Text Analysis for the Digital Humanities
    • Sound and Digital Humanities
    • Critical Digital Pedagogy and Praxis
    • Digital Humanities for Japanese Culture: Resources and Methods
    • Conceptualising and Creating a Digital Edition
    • Retro Machines & Media
    • Geographical Information Systems in the Digital Humanities
    • Introduction to IIIF: Sharing, Consuming, and Annotating the World’s Images
    • Open Access and Open Social Scholarship
    • Linked Open Data and the Semantic Web
    • Code the X-Files using the XML family of languages
    • Introduction to Humanities Data Analysis & Visualization in R
    • Information Security for Digital Researchers
    • Engaging Play/Playing to Engage: Teaching and Learning through creating games in the College Humanities Classroom
    • Videopoem as Pedagogy
    • eTextBook Publishing and Open Educational Resources on the Web and Mobile Devices
    • Spatial DH: De-Colonizing Cultural Territories Online
    • Extreme DHSI
  • Tentative Offerings, Week 2
    • [Foundations] Music Encoding Fundamentals and their Applications
    • [Foundations] Introduction to Computation for Literary Studies
    • [Foundations] Fundamentals of Programming/Coding for Human(s|ists)
    • [Foundations] Making Choices About Your Data
    • Intro to Visualization with Javascript and D3
    • Digital Storytelling
    • Stylometry with R: Computer-Assisted Analysis of Literary Texts
    • MultiMedia Processing for Humanists
    • Digital Games as Tools for Scholarly Research, Communication and Pedagogy
    • Queer Digital Humanities: Intersections, Interrogations, Iterations
    • Parsing and Writing XML with Python
    • Surveillance and the Critical Digital Humanities
    • Text Analysis with Python and the Natural Language ToolKit
    • Ethical Data Visualization: Taming Treacherous Data
    • Accessibility & Digital Environments
    • Agile Project Management
    • Digital Humanities Pedagogy: Integration in the Curriculum
    • Web APIs with Python
    • Digital Fictions, Electronic Literature, Literary Gaming
    • Drupal for Digital Humanities Projects
    • The Post-Digital Book: Teaching Print Culture with Digital Technologies
    • Anti-Colonial DH Pedagogy
    • LOD Ontologies for the Humanities
    • Extreme DHSI

DHSI@MLA 2019, Chicago: DH Curious? Digital Humanities Tools and Technologies for Students, Emerging Scholars, Faculty, Librarians, and Administrators

DH Curious? Digital Humanities Tools and Technologies for Students, Emerging Scholars, Faculty, Librarians, and Administrators
Thursday January 3, 8.30am-11.30am, Plaza Ballroom B (Hyatt Regency)
Saturday January 5, 8.30am-11.30am, Plaza Ballroom B (Hyatt Regency)

Please note that all registrations are handled through the MLA conference site.

Description: Sponsored by the Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI), the Electronic Textual Cultures Lab (ETCL), and the Implementing New Knowledge Environments (INKE) Partnership, this workshop offers participants both theoretical and hands-on considerations of Digital Humanities (DH) tools, software, and engagements, for students, scholars, librarians, and administrators alike. This session will focus on on-campus digital scholarship; DH tools, software, and methodologies; digital mapping; digital pedagogy; humanities data; and open social scholarship. The session is structured around an opening talk, two sessions of breakout groups (some seminar, some hands on, where participants can sample a handful of relevant DH technologies, concepts, and trends), and group discussion as follows. Please see the list of breakout sessions with abstracts and presenter information below.

We are pleased to be working with the MLA Office of Scholarly Communication and the Strategic Initiatives group on this workshop.

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  • 8.30-8.45: Welcome, Opening Talk and Brief Opening Statements
  • 8.45-10.00: Breakout Session 1
  • 10.00-10.15: Break
  • 10.15-11.15: Breakout Session 2 (a repeat, so attendees can engage two topics)
  • 11.15-End: Wrap-up and Full Group Discussion

Anticipated breakout sessions and leaders:

  • Digital Project Fundamentals: Surveying Tools and Methods (Elizabeth Grumbach, Arizona State U) : This workshop will offer participants an introduction to digital humanities fundamentals, specifically tools and methodologies. We will explore technologies and platforms that allow scholars of all skills levels to engage with digital humanities methods. Participants will not only be introduced to a variety of tools (including mapping, visualization, data analytics, and multimedia digital publication platforms), but also discuss how and why to choose specific applications, platforms, and tools based on project needs. This workshop is geared towards all academic professionals, graduate students, and undergraduate students, but those new to digital humanities or digital scholarship will likely benefit the most from this survey of tools and methods.
  • Digital Pedagogy (Katherine Faull, Bucknell U) : Are you interested in incorporating the methods of the digital humanities into your courses? Are you unsure of where to start, or not sure of which tools to use for which assignment? How do you assess DH assignments? What kind of support might you need from specialists in your library or IT department? This session on Digital Pedagogy will introduce you to some platforms that work well in the classroom, model some assignment development, and share rubrics for assessment. Bring your ideas for an assignment (or even for a course) and we will share some things that work well and some that haven't based on experience in the undergraduate liberal arts classroom.
  • Finding and Working With Humanities Data (Paige Morgan, U Miami) : This workshop will introduce participants to techniques for finding datasets that focus on humanities texts and material, both in repositories and in the wild. We'll look at the different forms that these datasets might be found in, and what that means for using them. We will also look at the data/material itself, and explore ways of using it to develop effective research questions, as well as thinking about how the dataset connects to non-DH research focused on the same subjects. No programming or tech experience required—we won't be looking at anything more advanced than spreadsheets.
  • Geospatial Humanities (Randa El Khatib, U Victoria) : This session will address key concepts and practices in GIS-based spatial humanities projects. We will address common challenges integral to digital mapping (automatically extracting reusable geodata from large texts, curating accurate geodata, visualizing complex data in distinguishable ways, georeferencing historical maps, etc.) and explore solutions by looking at various resources. We will also discuss the most optimal gazetteers and most suitable platforms for different types of projects. In total, the session is meant to provide a foundation for building a GIS-based project, and to point to useful resources that can support this endeavour in its various stages.
  • On-Campus Spaces and Services for Digital Scholarship (Rebecca Dowson, Simon Fraser U Library) : Libraries have long been spaces for traditional, print-based academic work, including the dissertation. But how are libraries evolving to support or intersect with digital humanities research? How does the development of the research commons reflect the need for alternative approaches to learning and scholarship in the digital age? This workshop will grapple with these topics, as well as explore the research commons at Simon Fraser University (SFU) Library in Burnaby, British Columbia, as an exemplar. The SFU Library’s Research Commons opened in 2014 and supports the research endeavours of the university community, with particular focus on graduate students during all stages of the research lifecycle--ideas, partners, proposal writing, research process, and publication--and provides easy access to both physical and virtual research resources.
  • Open Access & Open Social Scholarship (Alyssa Arbuckle, U Victoria) : Open social scholarship involves creating and disseminating research and research technologies to a broad audience of specialists and active non-specialists in accessible ways. In this offering we will consider the role of open knowledge dissemination in academia and at large. More specifically, we will focus on the history, evolution, forms, and impact of open social scholarship within the domain of scholarly communication. We will survey pertinent research in Open Access (OA) methods, theory, and implementation, as well as touch on issues related to online journals, repositories, peer review, rights management, advocacy, metrics, and infrastructure.


  • Alyssa Arbuckle is the Associate Director of the Electronic Textual Cultures Lab (ETCL) at the University of Victoria. In this role, she works with the Implementing New Knowledge Environments (INKE) Partnership and assists with the coordination of the Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI). She is also an interdisciplinary PhD student at the University of Victoria, studying open social scholarship and its implementation, and holds a BA Honours in English from the University of British Columbia and an MA in English from the University of Victoria. Please see for more information.
  • Rebecca Dowson is the Digital Scholarship Librarian at Simon Fraser University Library's Research Commons. Rebecca supports researchers at all levels who are engaged with digital humanities through project consultations, digital skill development workshops, and coordinating the Library's resources in digitization and project hosting. She is also responsible for administering SFU's Open Access Fund and supporting researchers with scholarly communication. Her research interests include the intersection of libraries and digital humanities, with a particular interest in digital cultural heritage projects, digital skill building, and new forms of scholarly publishing. Rebecca joined SFU Library in 2009 as the English and History Liaison Librarian. She joined the Research Commons team in 2015.
  • Randa El Khatib is pursuing her doctoral degree in the English Department at the University of Victoria. She is the Special Projects Coordinator at the Electronic Textual Cultures Lab, where she oversees the Open Knowledge Practicum and other projects. Working on plays and epic poetry of the English Renaissance, Randa’s research focuses on how space is represented in fictional and allegorical settings. She is the project manager of the TopoText team that develops digital mapping tools for humanities research at the American University of Beirut. As of July 2017, Randa holds the ADHO Communications Fellow position.
  • Katherine Faull is Presidential Professor of German and Humanities at Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA and co-chair of the Department of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics. Trained at King's College, London and Princeton University, and a Life Member of Clare Hall, University of Cambridge, she has published extensively on questions of gender, race, and autobiography in the Moravian Church in North America in the colonial period. Her current international collaborative DH project focuses on the Moravian memoirs (moravianlives.org) and brings together top scholars in the field and undergraduate students in the exploration of 18th century life writing. Katie has published scholarly articles on digital pedagogy at a liberal arts institution and is coordinator (and founder) of the Digital Humanities minor at Bucknell. For more, go to http://www.katiefaull.com.
  • Eizabeth Grumbach is the Project Manager for the Institute for Humanities Research's (IHR) Nexus Lab at Arizona State University, where she also serves as the Director of Digital Content and Special Programs for HASTAC. Her current interests lie in project management for the humanities and social sciences, ethical and responsible digital research practices, and disrupting academic myths. She has been on the #altac track since 2012.
  • Paige Morgan is a Digital Humanities Librarian at the University of Miami, and specializes in questions around data modeling and digital humanities infrastructure. Previously she has worked on developing digital humanities and digital scholarship communities at the University of Washington, and at McMaster University as a CLIR postdoctoral fellow. Her research interests include linked data and emotional labour in technology work, and you can find her writing at DH+Lib and in a forthcoming issue of College and Undergraduate Libraries.

Propose a 'Community' Course for DHSI 2021 (by 1 April 2020)

Thanks, everyone, for such amazing course suggestions and proposals!

Excited as we are about the DHSI’s coming meeting and planning already for 2019 and 2020, we’re also beginning to think (at least a little bit) about our gatherings beyond that! As part of that, we are now receiving proposals for courses to be offered in 2021. Those who have been to DHSI will know that we have a number of core offerings that we repeat annually (and sometimes even more often than that) and a number of community-proposed offerings that rotate from year to year (with some repeated courses from among that group). Here, we’re hoping for proposals for new community offerings -- and especially so from members of the DHSI community.

If you’re interested in proposing a community offering for DHSI 2021, we’d welcome hearing from you (by 1 April 2020)!

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We’re very happy to consider any and all proposals members of our community might wish to bring forward. Suggestions made by DHSIers in the past have indicated that there’s particular interest in a number of areas complementing current curriculum, areas of DH convergence with traditional academic disciplines and societal concerns (social justice, race, class, and access to name a few), social media, new media in digital literary / historical / language studies, professional issues, crowdsourcing, serious gaming, computer-assisted language learning, humanities data statistics and visualisation, non-textual data (esp. audio and video), electronic publishing, musicology, augmented reality and immersive environments, app development, visual culture, art history, design, and new approaches to scholarly editing, among others.

Especially, we’re interested in proposals for single-instructor, small group offerings that are highly interactive pedagogically, employing hardware that participants can readily access (i.e. their own laptop computers, with standard or easily acquired peripherals) and software that is readily available (for download onto those laptops). One quick hint, too: many of those who submit proposals try out some of their ideas at the previous year's DHSI unconference, colloquium, and workshop sessions.

We’re not asking for too much in advance: a proposal should be no more than one page + CV, and should take the shape of the below:

  1. Proposed title
  2. One paragraph description, including the intended audience (something similar to what's found on http://dhsi.org/courses.php)
  3. a brief statement of its association with other DHSI offerings (like the last paragraph of existing course descriptions, which read something like: "Consider this offering to build on, or be built on by ..." and/or "Consider this offering in complement with ..."
  4. ... and, if you're interested in leading it, also a
    1. Summative day-by-day overview, given the 5-day DHSI format (in a half-page)
    2. Instructor’s CV

And, for better or worse, our pockets aren’t deep: for those offering to teach our community courses, we can’t promise much more than glory (plus your travel, local lodging, and a free meal or two ;) ... but can generously extend something that all DHSIers value: the opportunity to engage with an excellent community, one that every year gets broader, deeper, and much richer in its Digital Humanities engagement!

Please be in touch with your proposals for DHSI 2021 before 1 April 2020, sending them to Ray Siemens at siemens@uvic.ca.

Contact info:
institut@uvic.ca P: 250-472-5401 F: 250-472-5681