Saturday, 3 June 2017 [Workshop: A Brief Introduction to DH]

9:00 to 4:00 Workshop: A Brief Introduction to DH

Sunday, 4 June 2017 [DHSI Registration, Meetings, Workshops]

9:00 to 4:00 Full Day Workshops
   - An Introduction to Data for Digital Humanities Projects
   - Intersectionality and Surveillance

Early Class Meeting: 3. [Foundations] DH For Department Chairs and Deans
Further details are available from instructors. Registration materials will be available in the classroom.
12:30 to 5:00 DHSI Registration (NEW LOCATION: MacLaurin Building, Room A100)
After registration, many will wander to Cadboro Bay and the pub at Smuggler's Cove OR the other direction to Shelbourne Plaza and Maude Hunter's Pub.
1:00 to 4:00 3-hour Workshops
   - DHSI Knits: History of Textiles and Technology
   - Use Apache Spark to Explore and Process Large Datasets for Humanities Research
   - Enhancing Digital Humanities Scholarship through Sequential and Temporal Analyses
   - 3D Visualization for the Humanities
   - Archives for Digital Humanists

Monday, 5 June 2017

Your hosts for the week are Ray Siemens and Dan Sondheim.
7:45 to 8:15 Last-minute Registration (MacLaurin Building, Room A100)
8:30 to 10:00 Welcome, Orientation, and Instructor Overview (MacLaurin A144)
10:15 to Noon Classes in Session
12:15 to 1:15 Lunch break / Unconference Coordination Session
Undergraduate Meet-up, Brown-Bag (details via email)
1:30 to 4:00 Classes in Session
4:10 to 5:00 Institute Panel: Perspectives on DH (or, #myDHis ...)
(MacLaurin A144)
Jessica Otis (Carnegie Mellon U): "DH In The Big Tent." Abstract: As a Digital Humanities specialist at Carnegie Mellon University, I experience the "Big Tent" of digital humanities on a regular basis. I support professors and students using everything from computer simulations for philosophical research to machine learning for studying old texts, while my own projects run the gamut from text encoding to network analysis to software containerization. For me, working in DH is a balancing act between pushing the borders of humanities knowledge while still maintaining a meaningful core of "what is DH?"

David Wrisley (NYU Abu Dhabi / American U Beirut): "#myDHis messy" Abstract: As a digital medievalist working with a textual record where orthographic variance is the norm, living in environments with complex multilingual medleys, and contributing to a number of local DH cultures across countries, my DH is perpetually messy. Some infrastructure can make things easier, but I would like to speak in praise of bricolage: making do with what you have, when you have it and for as long as you have it. Whereas some might argue that confusion is the mother of error, let us consider it instead as a necessary step towards creativity.

Meaghan Brown (Folger Shakespeare Library): "#myDHis Dusty" Abstract: As the Fellow for Data Curation at the Folger Shakespeare Library, the digital project I manage and the projects I coordinate with are deeply engaged with and indebted to our physical holdings. While Digital Humanities is often accused of being entranced with the shiny and new, I have found that descriptive bibliography and other ‘dusty’ disciplines have a great deal to offer as we create, curate, and connect digital objects. I want to ask how forms of scholarly description and organization can help us structure digital collections and think about the material implications of digital humanities work.

Angel David Nieves (Hamilton C): "Engaging Social Justice Pedagogy and Scholarly Practices in the Digital Humanities." Abstract: An emerging critical discourse applying social justice theory and practice to digital/media scholarship is claiming growing interest. What might an intersectional framework accomplish with respect to digital humanities when an analysis with respect to race, class, gender, sexuality and difference is provided? Nieves will provide some points and reflection for further debate and discussion.

Corina Koolen (U Amsterdam): "The Downside of Difference." Abstract: Computational methods and models generally focus on differences between data sets, even though the overlap between data sets can be large. I argue that we miss part of the truth – and might even practice a form of cherry picking – when we overlook the commonalities. My argument will take the form of an example: the ‘gap’ between female and male authors in Dutch literary award nominees.

Jacob Heil (C of Wooster): "#myDHis edgy and therefore slow" Abstract: Hoping that you’ll forgive an admittedly fast-and-loose borrowing from graph theory, I want to wonder (with you) whether or not, in the work that we do and in our discourses of “collaboration,” we privilege the node over the edge. Do we think more about, say, expertise than we do about the natures of the relationships between experts? In these brief remarks I want to draw upon my experiences building up (and building upon) cultures of DH as a way of recentering the humanness of digital humanities.

... and more to come!
5:00 to 6:00 Opening Reception (University Club)

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

9:00 to Noon Classes in Session
12:15 to 1:15 Lunch break / Unconference
"Mystery" Lunches
1:30 to 4:00 Classes in Session
4:15 to 5:30 DHSI Colloquium Session 1 (MacLaurin A144)
6:00 to 8:00 DHSI Newcomer's Beer-B-Q (Grad Club)

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

9:00 to Noon Classes in Session
12:15 to 1:15 Lunch break / Unconference
"Mystery" Lunches
1:30 to 4:00 Classes in Session
4:15 to 5:30 DHSI Colloquium Session 2 (MacLaurin A144)
6:00 to 7:00 "Half Way There!" Birds of a Feather Get-Together (Felicitas, Student Union Building)

Thursday, 8 June 2017

9:00 to Noon Classes in Session
12:15 to 1:15 Lunch break / Unconference
"Mystery" Lunches

[Instructor lunch meeting]
1:30 to 4:00 Classes in Session
4:15 to 5:30 DHSI Colloquium Session 3 (MacLaurin A144)
5:30 to 7:30 DHSI Librarians Reception
Digital Scholarship Commons, Mearns Centre for Learning /McPherson Library 3rd Floor

7:30 to 9:30 (Groovy?) Movie Night (MacLaurin A144)

Friday, 9 June 2017 [DHSI; SHARP Opening]

9:00 to Noon DHSI Classes in Session
11:00 to 1:30 SHARP Conference Registration (MacLaurin A100)
Late registration is available at the SHARP information desk, at this same location.
12:15 to 1:15 DHSI Lunch Reception / Course E-Exhibits (MacLaurin A100)
1:30 to 3:30 DHSI Week 1 Farewell
SHARP Conference Opening, Welcome

Joint Institute Lecture (SHARP and DHSI): Julia Flanders (Northeastern U): “Cultures of Reception: Readership and Discontinuity in the History of Women's Writing.”
(MacLaurin A144)

Abstract: The work of textual recovery and republication for which the Women Writers Project is well known is to all appearances an effort to rediscover a textual and artifactual history: a history of books, once in circulation, now lodged invisibly in remote libraries and inaccessible to scholars and students, but brought back into the light by digital remediation. But the more significant and difficult rediscovery has to do with readership. In republishing these texts we are also seeking to reinsert them into a cultural landscape that has forgotten how to read them. And in republishing them digitally we are also reopening the question of what it means to read. Our challenge is to develop mechanisms of circulation that avoid reproducing the original conditions of invisibility and disappearance in which women's writing circulated. This presentation will examine the WWP's work on readership and reception in the context of digital technologies of reading and textual circulation.

4:00 to 5:00 Joint Reception: SHARP and DHSI (University Club)
DHSI Colloquium Poster/Demo Session
SHARP Digital Demo and Poster Session

Saturday, 10 June 2017 [SHARP Conference + Suggested Outings!]

8:30 to 9:00 Late Registration (at the SHARP information desk) (MacLaurin A100)
8:45 to 5:00 SHARP Conference Sessions
5:00 to 6:00
SHARP Lecture: Lisa Gitelman (NYU): “Emoji Dick, Prequels and Sequels.”
(MacLaurin A144)

Abstract: This is the second in a sequence of talks that takes a 2010 "translation" of Moby Dick into emoji as an opportunity to consider the conditions of possibility that might delimit books and literature in the contemporary moment. A massive white codex and extended work of crowd-sorcery, Emoji Dick points toward the varieties of reading and--especially--of not reading that characterize our ever more digitally mediated and data-described world. Here I proceed by locating Emoji Dick alongside a key group of precursors and successors.

All day
Suggested Outings
Some ideas, for those who'd like to explore the area!
Suggested Outing 1, Botanical Beach (self-organised; car needed)
A self-guided visit to the wet, wild west coast tidal shelf (and historically-significant former research site) at Botanical Beach; we recommend departing early (around 8.00 am) to catch low tide for a better view of the wonderful undersea life! Consider bringing a packed lunch to nibble-on while looking at the crashing waves when there, and then have an afternoon drink enjoying the view from the deck of the Port Renfrew Hotel.

Suggested Outing 2, Butchart Gardens (self-organised)
A shorter journey to the resplendently beautiful Butchart Gardens and, if you like, followed by (ahem) a few minutes at the nearby Church and State Winery, in the Saanich Penninsula. About an hour there by public bus from UVic, or 30 minutes by car.

Suggested Outing 3, Saltspring Island (self-organised; a full day, car/bus + ferry combo)
Why not take a day to explore and celebrate the funky, laid back, Canadian gulf island lifestyle on Saltspring Island. Ferry departs regularly from the Schwartz Bay ferry terminal, which is about one hour by bus / 30 minutes by car from UVic. You may decide to stay on forever ....

Suggested Outing 4, Paddling Victoria's Inner Harbour (self-organised)
A shorter time, seeing Victoria's beautiful city centre from the waterways that initially inspired its foundation. A great choice is the day is sunny and warm. Canoes, kayaks, and paddle boards are readily rented from Ocean River Adventures and conveniently launched from right behind the store. Very chill.

And more!
Self-organised High Tea at the Empress Hotel, scooter rentals, visit to the Royal BC Museum, darts at Christies Carriage House, a hangry breakfast at a local diner, whale watching, kayaking, brew pub sampling (at Spinnaker's, Swans, Moon Under Water, and beyond!), paddle-boarding, a tour of used bookstores,and more have also been suggested!

Sunday, 11 June 2017 [SHARP + DHSI Registration, Workshops]

8:30 to 9:00 Late Registration (at the SHARP information desk) (MacLaurin A100)
8:45 to 5:00 SHARP Conference Sessions
9:00 to Noon DHSI Workshop: Race, Social Justice, and DH: Applied Theories and Methods
12.30 to 5:00 DHSI Registration (NEW LOCATION: MacLaurin A100)
After registration, many will wander to Cadboro Bay and the pub at Smuggler's Cove OR the other direction to Shelbourne Plaza and Maude Hunter's Pub.
1:00 to 4:00 DHSI 3-hour Workshops
   - DHSI Knits: Using Design Technology
   - Intersections of DH and LGBTTIQ+ Studies
   - Regular Expressions
   - Digital Publishing in the Humanities
   - Steering the XPath
   - Crowdsourcing as a Tool for Research and Public Engagement
   - Web Annotation as Critical Humanities Practice
5:00 to 6:00
SHARP Lecture: Robert Bringhurst: “The Mind-Book Problem.”
(MacLaurin A144)

Abstract: I used to hear a lot, in philosophical circles, about the mind-brain problem and its cognate, the mind-body problem. More recently, in pedagogical circles, I hear about an issue which I’ve come to call the mind-book problem. It is, briefly, the failure of so many human minds, in a hyperliterate society, to find any deep, lasting, and fruitful engagement with the book.
      All these problems (mind-brain, mind-body, and mind-book) seem to me related to one another. They are also related to something larger: the mind-world problem, familiar to philosophers and medical practitioners in all times and places. There are many who feel that the mind-world problem has reached epidemic proportions today, especially in the humanities. This may have something to do with the prevalence of the mind-book problem there as well.
      The book has been praised as the ark of civilization, the measure of the human heart, and the voice of God incarnate. It has also, of course, been damned as a form of dalliance or the invention of the Devil. More recently, it has been patronized as an archaic cultural relic in need of replacement or technological upgrading. I will not deny that upgrading is possible, and on several fronts desirable. But a book without a mind – like a mindless brain, a mindless body, or a mindless civilization – is a problem for which a technological upgrade may not be the answer. I will explore the mind-book problem from this and other angles.

6:00 to 9:00 SHARP Banquet (University Club)

Monday, 12 June 2017 [SHARP + DHSI]

Your hosts for the week are Alyssa Arbuckle, Ray Siemens and Dan Sondheim.
7:45 to 8:15 DHSI Last-minute Registration (MacLaurin A100)
8:30 to 10:00 DHSI Welcome, Orientation, and Instructor Overview (MacLaurin A144)
8:45 to 4:00 SHARP Conference Sessions
10:15 to Noon DHSI Classes in Session
12:15 to 1:15 DHSI Lunch break / Unconference Coordination Session
DHSI Undergraduate Meet-up, Brown-Bag (details via email)
1:30 to 4:00 DHSI Classes in Session
4:10 to 5:00 Joint Institute Lecture (SHARP and DHSI): Brewster Kahle (Internet Archive) and Jo-Ann Roberts (CBC): "A Conversation with Brewster Kahle, moderated by Jo-Ann Roberts.”
(MacLaurin A144)

SHARP Conference Closing Remarks
5:00 to 6:00 Joint Reception: SHARP and DHSI (University Club)

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

9:00 to Noon Classes in Session
12:15 to 1:15 Lunch break / Unconference
"Mystery" Lunches
1:30 to 4:00 Classes in Session
4:15 to 5:30 DHSI Colloquium Session 4 (MacLaurin A144)
6:00 to 8:00 DHSI Newcomer's Beer-B-Q (Grad Club)

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

9:00 to Noon Classes in Session
12:15 to 1:15 Lunch break / Unconference
"Mystery" Lunches
1:30 to 4:00 Classes in Session
4:15 to 5:30 DHSI Colloquium Session 5 (MacLaurin A144)
6:00 to 7:00 "Half Way There (yet again)!" Birds of a Feather Get-Together (Felicitas, Student Union Building)

Thursday, 15 June 2017

9:00 to Noon Classes in Session
12:15 to 1:15 Lunch break / Unconference
"Mystery" Lunches

[Instructor lunch meeting]
1:30 to 4:00 Classes in Session
4:15 to 5:30 DHSI Colloquium Session 6 (MacLaurin A144)
7:30 to 9:30 (Groovier?) Movie(r) Night (MacLaurin A144)

Friday, 16 June 2017

9:00 to Noon Classes in Session
12:15 to 1:15 Lunch Reception / Course E-Exhibits (MacLaurin A100)
1:30 to 2:45 Awards and Bursaries Recognition

Institute Lecture: Elena Pierazzo (U Grenoble Alpes)
2:45 to 3:00 Closing, DHSI in Review (MacLaurin A144)

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