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Announcing DHSI 2012, Registration and Scholarships


2012 Digital Humanities Summer Institute
4-8 June 2012, University of Victoria

We are pleased to announce the 2012 Digital Humanities Summer  Institute!  The DHSI at the University of Victoria provides an ideal  environment for discussing and learning about new computing technologies  and how they are 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 students from different areas of  the Arts, Humanities, Library and Archives communities and beyond. During the DHSI, we share ideas and methods, and develop expertise in  applying advanced technologies to our teaching, research, dissemination  and preservation.

Now in its tenth year of operation, the institute takes place on the  University of Victoria campus, and is generously hosted by the  University of Victoria’s Faculty of Humanities and its Electronic  Textual Cultures Lab.  The DHSI is sponsored by the University of  Victoria and its Library, University of British Columbia Library, the  College of Arts at the University of Guelph, Texas A&M University,  the Centre for Digital Humanities, Department of English, Ryerson  University, the Faculty of Arts at the University of Waterloo, the  Brittain Fellowship at Georgia Tech, the Editing Modernism in Canada  (EMiC) project, NINES, INKE, the Alliance of Digital Humanities  Organisations, 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, and  others.

Registration for the 2012 DHSI is now open!  Registration and course information is available via .

We are very pleased that we are able to offer a limited number of  tuition scholarship spots for the 2012 summer institute.  Scholarship  spots are open to everyone, and are awarded on the basis of need, merit,  and course availability; scholarships cover all tuition costs, with the  exception of an administration fee.  The application form is available  online at . The application deadline is February 14th.  Please note that  scholarships are awarded on a rolling basis beginning immediately, to  expedite travel planning and other arrangements, and there are a limited  number of scholarship spots available in each course.

The Association for Computers and the Humanities ( ) is again graciously offering several bursaries to assist graduate  students in defraying travel and lodging costs. You may apply for this  bursary at the same time as for DHSI scholarships by indicating on the  scholarship application form that you are a graduate student member of  the ACH and would like to be considered for the ACH bursary.  Please  apply early as courses will fill quickly.

We are very excited that this year’s institute lectures will be given by  Laura Mandel (Texas A&M) and Adriaan Van der Weel (Leiden U).

Building on the success of the graduate student colloquium over the past  three years, our DHSI Colloquium has been expanded to include the work  of all new or emerging scholars (including, but not limited to, graduate  students; early career scholars 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).  Please see the call for papers at .

Fundamentals / Introductory Courses:
1. Text Encoding Fundamentals and their Application: Julia Flanders  (Brown U), Constance Crompton (ETCL, U Victoria), and Melanie Chernyk  (ETCL, U Victoria)
2. Digitisation Fundamentals and their Application: Robin Davies (VIU) and Michael Nixon (VIU)

Tools & Methods / Intermediate Courses:
3. Introduction to XSLT for Digital Humanists: Syd Bauman (Brown U) and Martin Holmes (U Victoria, HCMC)
4. Multimedia: Design for Visual, Auditory, and Interactive Electronic Environments: Aimée Morrison (U Waterloo)
5. Geographical Information Systems in the Digital Humanities: Ian Gregory (Lancaster U)
6. Physical Computing and Desktop Fabrication for Humanists: William J. Turkel (U Western Ontario)
7. Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities: Katherine D. Harris (San Jose  State), Diane Jakacki (Georgia Tech), and Jentery Sayers (U Victoria)
8. Creating Digital Humanities Projects for the Mobile Environment: Dene  Grigar (Washington State, Vancouver), Brett Oppegaard (Washington  State, Vancouver), John Barber (Washington State, Vancouver), and Will  Luers (Washington State, Vancouver)
9. Designing RESTful APIs (Application Programming Interfaces): Neal Audenaert (Texas A&M)
10. Digital Humanities Databases: Harvey Quamen (U Alberta), Jon Bath (U Saskatchewan), Matt Bouchard (U Toronto)
11. Augmented Reality: An Introduction: Markus Wust (N Carolina State)

Seminars & Consultations / Advanced Courses
12. Issues in Large Project Planning and Management: Lynne Siemens (U Victoria)
13. Digital Editions: Matt Huculak (Dalhousie U)
14. Out-of-the-Box Text Analysis for the Digital Humanities: David Hoover (NYU)
15. Understanding the Pre-Digital Book: Helene Cazes (U Victoria),  Adriaan Van der Weel (Leiden U), Erik Kwakkel (Leiden U), and Erin Kelly  (U Victoria), with Ray Siemens (U Victoria)
16. Online Tools for Literary Analysis: Susan Brown (U Guelph / Alberta) and Stan Ruecker (Illinois Institute of Technology)
17. SEASR in Action: Data Analytics for Humanities Scholars: Loretta Auvil (NCSA, UIUC) and Boris Capitanu (NCSA, UIUC)

Early registration fees for the institute are $500 CDN for students and  $950 CDN for non-students. After April 1, 2011, fees will be $600 CDN  (student) and $1250 CDN (non-student). The tuition scholarship covers  this fee minus an administration fee.

For more information, please visit . You can contact members of the DHSI team at .

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