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The Board is pleased to announce a new benefit for individual members of the TEI-C and for staff at institutional members of the TEI Consortium.
This year, the TEI-C is a partner organization of FSCI, and all TEI-C community members are eligible to receive a $150 tuition discount for FORCE11 Scholarly Communications Summer Institute (FSCI2018) hosted by the UC San Diego Library, July 30 – August 3, 2018 at the MET building on the campus of the University of California, San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA USA.
The code for this discount is TEI-MEMBER.
The Text Encoding Initiative Consortium (TEI-C) invites nominations for election to the TEI-C Board, the Technical Council, and the TAPAS Advisory Board.
The following positions are vacant and up for election: 3 on the Board, 5 on the Council, a number yet to be determined on the TAPAS Advisory Board.
Please submit your nominations to the TEI-C Board Nominating Committee by 1st May 2018 through this form.
More information can be found on the Call for Nominations page.
The Program Committee is pleased to announce its call for proposals for the 18th annual Conference and Members Meeting of the Text Encoding Initiative Consortium (TEI) to be held September 9-13 2018 at Hitotsubashi Hall by the University of Tokyo.
This year’s theme, TEI as a Global Language, is particularly apt since this is the first TEI Conference and Members Meeting outside Europe or North America. All TEI-related proposals for individual papers, panel sessions, posters, and demonstrations are welcome. Special consideration will be given to proposals related to this year’s theme, TEI as a Global Language.
This year’s conference will be held in conjunction with the annual Japanese Association for Digital Humanities Conference from 9-11 September, also hosted by the University of Tokyo, and it is possible to participate in both events. The theme for this year’s JADH is Leveraging Open Data. Further information on JADH2018 is available here. The co-location of both conferences will provide ample opportunities for networking, social events, and cross-pollination of conference themes.
This year’s conference celebrates the global reach of the TEI. Not only is this the first time the conference has been held in Asia, the Guidelines themselves are available in three languages important to the region (Japanese, Chinese, and Korean), reflecting the rich textual scholarship of these linguistic communities (the Guidelines are also available in English, French, German, and Spanish!). The Association of Digital Humanities Organisations recognised the global impact of the TEI on the 30th anniversary of its founding by awarding it the prestigious Antonio Zampolli Prize. The prize is awarded triennially to an individual which has made a significant contribution to the digital humanities as well as a contribution to the advancement of humanities research. This was the first time an organisation received the award. The academic communities that use the Guidelines span, not only the humanities, but the sciences and social sciences: from epigraphy to modernist texts, from the creation of corpora to authoring contemporary scholarship. This year’s conference theme reflects and celebrates the TEI, both as a global community and language.
The TEI Consortium has released version 3.3.0 of the TEI Guidelines (Codename: Johnny Rotten). For more details, please see the release notes.
The TEI Consortium Board of Directors is pleased to announce the next two TEI Conferences and Members’ Meetings.
In 2018, the University of Tokyo in Tokyo, Japan will host the TEI Conference and Members’ Meeting alongside the annual Japanese Association for Digital Humanities Conference. The dates for the TEI Conference and Members’ Meeting are 9-13 September 2018.
In 2019, the University of Graz in Graz, Austria will host the TEI Conference and Members’ Meeting. The dates for the Conference and Members’ Meeting are 16-20 September 2019.
We look forward to seeing you in Tokyo in 2018 and in Graz in 2019.
Posted on behalf of Michelle Dalmau and the Board of Directors.
The Text Encoding Initiative Consortium (TEI-C) invites nominations for election to the TEI-C Board, the Technical Council, and the TAPAS Advisory Board.
The following positions are vacant and up for election: 2 on the Board, 6 on the Council and 2 on the TAPAS Advisory Board.
Please submit your nominations to the TEI-C Board Nominating Committee by September 13, 2017 through this form.
More information can be found on the Call for Nominations page.
The TEI Consortium has released version 3.2.0 of the TEI Guidelines (Codename: Telstar).
For more details, please see the release notes.
The TEI Consortium (TEI-C) has created the Rahtz Prize for TEI Ingenuity in memory of Sebastian Rahtz, who contributed significantly to the TEI infrastructure. The award is intended to honour Sebastian’s noteworthy technical and philosophical contributions to the TEI, and to encourage innovation in the TEI community. The Rahtz Prize for TEI Ingenuity is awarded to an individual or team judged to have made a significant contribution to the TEI-C’s mission in particular by means of technical innovation. Many members of the TEI community are engaged in exploring new ways of implementing and expanding the coverage of the TEI encoding system. It is hoped that the Rahtz Prize will not only recognize excellent work already completed, but through its celebration and dissemination of nominated works also encourage new projects and fresh approaches. The recipient(s) of the 2017 award will receive $1,000 USD or equivalent.
The TEI community is encouraged to nominate prospective candidates for the Rahtz Prize. Self-nominations will also be accepted. You do not have to be a member of the TEI-C to make a nomination. The TEI community can also contact members of the Awards Panel to facilitate nominations: Gabriel Bodard (firstname.lastname@example.org), Hugh Cayless (email@example.com), or Michelle Dalmau (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Nominations should be submitted through a form, which requires contact information for the nominee, or nominees in the case of a team, a project title, and a brief statement for the nomination: https://goo.gl/forms/o7juxgAJIEAZSeVv2. Nominators will be asked to provide their name and contact details for the record and to ensure they are not robots. These data will not be published or otherwise shared.
The Award Panel will review the nominations and extend invitations for applications by 15 April 2017. Nominees interested in applying will need to submit their application materials by 15 June 2017. For more information about the Rahtz Prize, including the nomination and application process, consult: http://www.tei-c.org/Activities/rahtz.xml.
Nominations are due 1 April 2017 by midnight Hawaii/Aleutian Standard Time (HAST).
The meeting this year will take place on the 11th through the 15th of November 2017 at the University of Victoria in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. The most recent meetings have been held:
- 2016 in Vienna, Austria, hosted by the Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities (ACDH) and the Austrian Academy of Sciences from 26th to 30th of September
- 2015 in Lyon, France, hosted by the Histoire, archéologie, littératures des mondes chrétiens et musulmans médiévaux (CIHAM) and Histoire et sources des mondes antiques (HISoMA) from 28th to 31st of October
- 2014 in Evanston, Illinois, USA, hosted by Northwestern University from 22nd to 24th of October
- 2013 in Rome, Italy, hosted by Sapienza Università di Roma and Associazione per l’Informatica Umanistica e la Cultura Digitale from 2nd to 5th of October
The TEI-C attempts to ensure that the annual meeting is held in a variety of locations reflecting the distribution of TEI members and TEI-related activities with particular interest in institutions that have not previously hosted a TEI Conference and Members’ Meeting. As the TEI community continues to grow globally, the TEI-C is committed to inclusivity. We are also committed to supporting conference settings that are safe and welcoming to all.
Local organizers at the host institution(s) are responsible for providing facilities for all conference-related activities, including pre- and post- events, developing the conference web site, producing a collection of abstracts, organizing a conference dinner, and coordinating appropriate social events. The TEI-C Members’ Meeting and Conference attracts approximately 150 participants and spans 2-4 days, depending on the proposals submitted and the workshops offered. The conference is entirely financed through conference registration fees, a $7,000 USD subvention from the TEI-C, and contributions that the Local Conference Organising Committee is able to obtain from sponsors.
The host application requires thorough logistical, fiscal and other information from the prospective meeting host(s) to enable the TEI-C Board of Directors to fully review the applications with special emphasis on:
- the level of support and underwriting (financial and logistical) the institution can offer to ensure the success of the meeting.
- the venue itself and its suitability for a meeting of this size and type.
- the kinds of support the organizers can draw upon locally to ensure the logistical success of the meeting.
Additional information about conference expectations and requirements, including detailed information about the application process can be found: http://members.tei-c.org/hosting.
Prospective hosts are invited to discuss their plans informally with members of the TEI-C Board of Directors (http://www.tei-c.org/About/board.xml) before submitting an application. We are currently in the process of updating conference protocols, sample proposals, etc. Please contact the Chair of the TEI-C Board, Michelle Dalmau, email@example.com, about details not covered in the “Hosting a TEI Conference and Members’ Meeting” documentation (http://members.tei-c.org/hosting).
Applications are due 26 May 2017, and will be reviewed by the members of the TEI-C Board who make the final decisions.
See the journal website. More to come!
Please see more information in the post to TEI-L.
Pardon the late announcement here, but the first few articles of issue 9 of the Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative have been published. Read more in the announcement on TEI-L.
The TEI Consortium (TEI-C) and by extension the TEI Community as a whole have been named the recipient of the Antonio Zampolli Prize to be awarded at the Digital Humanities 2017 conference (http://dh2017.adho.org) in Montréal, Canada. Nancy Ide, Michael Sperberg-McQueen, and Lou Burnard will accept the prize on behalf of the TEI-C and TEI Community. Read more in the announcement on TEI-L.
We are pleased to announce that we have opened registration for the Association for Documentary Editing’s 2016 Conference, “Celebrate the Vibrancy of Documentary Editing,” to be held in New Orleans, Louisiana, from August 4-6, 2016. The draft schedule is available here.
There’s still time to nominate candidates for election to the TEI Board of Directors, TEI Technical Council, and the TAPAS Advisory Board. See more in the message to TEI-L.
A call for nominations to the TEI Board and Technical Council and for the TAPAS Advisory Board has been issued on TEI-L.
The 2016 TEI conference will be hosted by the Austrian Centre of Digital Humanities at the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna, September 28-30. The deadline for paper and poster submissions is May 15. Submit abstracts (no longer than 300 words) via ConfTool at https://www.conftool.net/tei2016/ , where you will find more precise instructions. If you submit your proposal well before the deadline you do us and yourself a favour. The Program Committee will notify you of its decisions no later than June 17.
Whatever the theme of a conference, people will submit what they are interested in: the conference will be what you want to make of it. We may want to give it a name once we know what the program looks like. In the meantime we will give equal attention to any submission plausibly related to the Text Encoding Initiative.
We will highlight the work of the Technical Council at this conference and have a plenary session exploring questions the council and membership may have for each other. “Whither TEI?” is a possible name for that particular session.
The conference will offer opportunities for pre-conference workshops on Monday and Tuesday, September 26-27. If you have such proposals write to firstname.lastname@example.org directly, preferably well before May 15. The program committee will review such proposals separately from conference submissions and discuss them with the Local Committee, because they involve both substantive and logistical issues.
A skeletal version of the conference site is now up at http://tei2016.acdh.oeaw.ac.at/ and will acquire more flesh as the weeks go by.
The hashtag for the conference is #teiconf2016. Feel free to share this information with anybody who might be interested in this event.
Dear friends and colleagues,
Please share this information with anyone who may benefit. We’ve scheduled the Digital Mitford Coding School to follow immediately after the Keystone DH Conference (see http://keystonedh.network/2016/) , so we hope the timing may be convenient for people participate in both. Here’s the official invitation to our project’s Coding School with information on how to register:
We invite you to join members of the Digital Mitford project team from Saturday June 25 through Monday June 27, 2016 for the Fourth Annual Workshop Series and Coding School, hosted by the newly established Center for the Digital Text at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg. As featured on its public website, http://digitalmitford.org, the Digital Mitford project has two major purposes: Continue reading
To all digital humanists, or people working on digital humanities projects,
Please, save the date and join us for the annual Day of Digital Humanities that will take place on April 8th, 2016.
A Day in the Life of the Digital Humanities (Day of DH) is a project looking at a day in the work life of people involved in digital humanities computing. Every year it draws people from across the world together to document, with text and image, the events and activities of their day. The goal of the project is to weave together the journals of participants into a resource that seeks to answer, “Just what do digital humanists really do?”
This year, the event will be hosted on behalf of centerNet at the Laboratorio de Innovación en Humanidades Digitales (LINHD) in Madrid. For this reason, want to innovate and make the day more collaborative. We will boost multilingual participation and groupal cooperative activities.
We are working on the website now, www.dayofdh2016.uned.es which will be opened for registration soon. If you have any suggestions or ideas in the meantime, please, let us know!
Posted by Paul O’Shea, TEI Social Media Coordinator, on behalf of The LINHD team.
Twitter: @dayofdh and #dayofDH
Elena González-Blanco García
Dpto. de Literatura Española y Teoría de la Literatura, Despacho 722
Facultad de Filología, UNED
Paseo Senda del Rey 7
tel. 91 3986873
- Dorothy Kim
- Alex Gil
- Radhika Gajjala
- Hoyt Long
The Versioning Machine Team are delighted to announce a new release of the Versioning Machine: 5.0 (http://v-machine.org/). The Versioning Machine is a framework and an interface for displaying multiple versions of text encoded according to the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) Guidelines. This new release incorporates a number of new features, including the ability to resize and reorganize text panels, panning and zooming in the image viewer, and text-audio interlinking. Moreover, the Versioning Machine’s underlying code has also been completely revised to make it more compatible with newer technologies.
The new Versioning Machine blog contains also a section called ‘VM in use’. There you will find projects that have used VM in the past. If you are a VM user and you would like that us to link to your edition, please send us a short project description and a link to your project website.
As ever, we welcome feedback on the VM and if you have questions about using it please contact the VM team via the comment page at http://v-machine.org/comments/
[Posted by Paul O’Shea, TEI Social Media Coordinator, on behalf of The Versioning Machine Team, E: email@example.com]
Job description: Assistant Director of the Center for Digital Humanities
The Center for Digital Humanities (CDH) at Princeton seeks an Assistant Director to play a leadership role in managing CDH-sponsored projects, fostering a dynamic community for postdoctoral fellows, graduate students and undergraduates, coordinating new initiatives, and participating in the administration of the CDH. The successful candidate will draw upon previous training and experience in digital humanities, project management, grant-writing, and program coordination to help the CDH develop these key areas of activity and outreach.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Creatively engages in support of faculty and students involved in digital scholarship. Participates in the development of digital projects and collections by providing a full range of reference, instruction, and collection development/management, preservation, and metadata services for all areas of digital scholarship.. Supports and serves as a resource to colleagues in developing digital projects. Contributes to and supports the digital and online presence of the Library through the investigation, implementation and enhancement of tools that assist with research, instruction and scholarship. Participates in Web-development team. Actively participates in and contributes to the Tri-College Group. Reports to Coordinator for Digital Scholarship and Services.
Voting for DH Awards is open!
DH Awards 2015 is open for voting at: http://dhawards.org/dhawards2015/voting/ until the end of 27 February 2016. Versions of this announcement in French, Japanese and Spanish are available from the website.
Digital Humanities Awards are a set of entirely open annual awards run as a DH awareness raising activity. The awards are nominated and voted for entirely by the public. These awards are intended to help put interesting DH resources in the spotlight and engage DH users (and general public) in the work of the community. Although the working language of DH Awards is English, nominations may be for any resource in any language. Awards are not specific to geography, language, conference, organization or field of humanities. There is no financial prize associated with these community awards. There were many nominations and the international nominations committee (http://dhawards.org/dhawards2015/committee/) reviewed each nomination. We are sorry if your nomination was not included, or changed category, all decisions are final once voting opens. Please seehttp://dhawards.org/dhawards2015/faqs2015/ for this and other frequently asked questions.
Anyone is allowed to vote, yes anyone, but please only vote once.
Please cast vote by looking at the nominations and following the link to voting form at http://dhawards.org/dhawards2015/voting/before midnight (GMT) on 27 February 2015 when voting will be closed.
[Posted by Paul O’Shea, TEI Social Media Coordinator on behalf of Dr James Cummings, James.Cummings@it.ox.ac.uk, Academic IT Services, University of Oxford.]
We are delighted to announce that HILT2016 registration is now open. HILT will be held June 13-16, 2016 with special events onJune 17th in Indianapolis, IN, USA. Courses for 2016 include:
Building and Sustaining a Digital Humanities Center taught by Julia Flanders
Digital humanities centers are complex, situated ecosystems that operate within many different kinds of constraints. Starting one is difficult; running one is harder; keeping one going for the long term is hardest of all. This class will look at a range of different types of centers, considering a variety of institutional locations, staffing models, funding approaches, and research agendas. Using real-world cases drawn from the international digital humanities context and from class participants, we’ll investigate a series of practical challenges including communication mechanisms, data management planning, fundraising and fiscal strategies, engaging with students, and space planning. The course will give participants an opportunity to develop concrete plans for their own center (real or hypothetical), as well as a broader familiarity with existing models. Participants should be prepared to think through the practical and intelllectual challenges of establishing and maintaining a digital humanities or digital scholarship center. Familiarity with the general landscape of digital humanities will be assumed and will be important for participation.
Visiting Senior Research Fellow
King’s College London
Department of Digital Humanities
King’s College London
26-29 Drury Lane
Professor of Italian Studies and Digital Humanities
Université Grenoble-Alpes – LUHCIE
Bureau Bâtiment ‘Stendhal’ F307
BP 25 38040 Grenoble Cedex 9
Tel. +33 4 76828032
San Diego State University: Library and Information Access
DIGITAL HUMANITIES LIBRARIAN
[Posted on behalf of John A. Walsh by Paul O’Shea, TEI Social Media Coordinator.]
Dear TEI Community,
I am pleased to announce the publication of Issue 8 of the Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative. Please join me in thanking our wonderful Guest Editors, Arianna Ciula and Fabio Ciotti. The full announcement of issue 8 follows.
John A. Walsh
General Editor, Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative
UC Berkeley is currently searching for a librarian for literature and digital humanities. An ALA-accredited Master’s degree is required, and a background in literature is strongly preferred, as this person’s responsibilities include being a literature / literary studies selector. Excellent communication skills are a must; the person must be able to help translate digital humanities methods and practices for a library audience, and vice versa. In addition to serving as the librarian for literatures, the person will work closely with the Digital Humanities at Berkeley program on joint activities and initiatives between that program and the library.
It is a pleasure for us to announce that registration is open for the two courses offered by the Digital Innovation Lab @UNED (LINHD): the “Experto professional en Humanidades Digitales” http://linhd.uned.es/p/titulo-propio-experto-profesional-en-humanidades-digitales/ in its second edition (specialization course in Digital Humanities), and the “Experto Profesional en Edición Digital Académica” http://linhd.uned.es/p/titulo-propio-experto-en-edicion-digital-academica/ (specialization course in Digital Scholarly Editing).
Registration is open till 1st December and admissions are limited. The courses will start in January 2015 and will end in September. Each of them consists of 30 units, and will be taught completely online and in Spanish.
We hope that this initiative will let users a deeper knowledge of digital humanities and digital scholarly editing. Please, feel free to circulate this message among all people that could be interested in following any of these programs.
Posted by Paul O’Shea, TEI Social Media Manager, on behalf of Elena González-Blanco García, Director of the Digital Humanities Innovation Lab @UNED (LINHD)
TeiCoPhiLib: A Library of Components for the Domain of Collaborative Philology
Federico Boschetti and Angelo Mario Del Grosso
We’re happy to announce the release of the Data Dictionary Generator (DDG), a free and open source tool for creating web-formatted documentation for TEI encoding projects.
Aimed at the TEI editing community and intended to be run inside the <oXygen/> XML Editor, the DDG generates profiles of every element and attribute appearing in a TEI file. Each entry includes a definition from the TEI Guidelines, a local, project-specific definition (if provided), and a brief snapshot of how the element or attribute is actually being used. By making it easy to compare these three things, the DDG aims to help project editors reflect on current practice within their projects and quickly create stronger encoding guidelines for their collaborators.
To download the Data Dictionary Generator or to learn more, visit http://humanities.lib.rochester.edu/?p=519
Posted on behalf of Joe Easterly (Digital Humanities Librarian,
University of Rochester, River Campus Libraries, 755 Library Road, Rochester NY 14627 http://humanities.lib.rochester.edu) by Paul O’Shea, TEI Social Media Coordinator.
International Conference on Statistical Analysis of Textual Data
JADT 2016 (7-10 Jun e 2016, Nice, France)
Held every year since 1990 –other, the JADT Brings together 150 to 200 Researchers Involved in the automatic processing of textual and statistical data. The meeting Provides a forum in qui Their participants can present results, compares Existing tools, and exchange with colleagues on Their Methodological and practical experiences.
This is a gentle reminder for everyone that the next LingSIG meeting is coming close. We should be able to learn soon about the exact conference schedule, but here’s a sneak peak: prepare for Thursday October 29th, from 16h30 to 18h. And again, we would like to repeat the call for micropresentations (see below). Two slots are already reserved — please kindly contact Piotr and Andreas directly (or via this list) if you would like to contribute.
Brock University’s Centre for Digital Humanities (Ontario, Canada) invites applications for a probationary tenure-track position in Digital Prototyping at the rank of Assistant Professor.
Scholars whose work intersects with digital prototyping (e.g., computer programming, human-computer interaction, industrial design, and/or locative media) connected to questions in the humanities are encouraged to apply. A demonstrated skillset related to entrepreneurship, leadership, and/or project management is also essential.
For full details, please see the position description below:
2nd Call for Participation: Workshops
ACM Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces (ITS) 2015
Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
November 15–18, 2015
ACM ITS is the premier venue for research in the design, development and use of new and emerging interactive surface technologies. ACM ITS 2015 welcomes original, high-quality research and industry contributions that advance the state-of-the-art in the area of interactive surfaces (including tabletops, large displays, mobile, and mini devices). The conference embraces innovations in a wide variety of areas including design, software, hardware, understanding of use, and applications or deployments of interactive surfaces. This year’s event will be held at the Vidamar Resort Madeira hotel on the wonderful island of Madeira in Portugal.
12th IAPR International Workshop on Document Analysis Systems, April 11-14, 2016, Island of Santorini, Greece
Further information and information about the submission can be found here: http://www.primaresearch.org/das2016/
About the conference
DAS 2016 is the 12th edition of the 100% participation single-track IAPR sponsored workshop focusing on system-level issues and approaches in document analysis and recognition. The workshop comprises invited speaker presentations, oral, poster, tutorial and demo sessions as well as working group discussions.
DAS 2016 will be organized on the island of Santorini, Greece (April 11-14, 2016). Santorini was created from a volcanic eruption that left it with volcanic cliffs overlooking a black and red coast, dazzling against the turquoise Mediterranean. Santorini is one of the most popular, beautiful and unique islands in the world since it combines a cosmopolitan atmosphere, spectacular scenery of deep blue sea and whitewashed houses, breathtaking sunsets, ancient sites, world-class restaurants and an active volcano.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 8, 2016
The Division of Arts & Humanities of the College of Letters & Science at the University of California, Berkeley, invites applications for postdoctoral fellowships in the Digital Humanities.
Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Digital Humanities at Berkeley is designed to increase our capacity for teaching and scholarship in the digital humanities, with a focus on integrating these into the central academic enterprise of the university.
From: Douglas Ivison <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Canada Research Chair Tier 2 in New Media and Literary Culture
Lakehead University Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in New Media and Literary Culture
Lakehead University invites applications for a SSHRC Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in New Media and Literary Culture. All scholars working at the intersection of media studies and literary studies are encouraged to apply. We are especially interested in applicants whose research takes account of new media (analog and/or digital) and their implications for literary culture, including but not limited to work in the areas of comparative textual media, electronic literatures, digital poetics, writing machines, emerging textualities, intersections of print and new media culture, digital literary scholarship, new media as literary form, the history and future of reading, book history, and media archaeology. A secondary specialisation in Writing and Rhetoric would be an asset.
Call for Contribution: Special Issue on Computer-Aided Processing of Intertextuality in Ancient Languages
“Europe’s future is digital”. This was the headline of a speech given at the Hannover exhibition in April 2015 by Günther Oettinger, EU-Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society. While businesses and industries have already made major advances in digital ecosystems, the digital transformation of texts stretching over a period of more than two millennia is far from complete. On the one hand, mass digitisation leads to an „information overload“ of digitally available data; on the other, the “information poverty” embodied by the loss of books and the fragmentary state of ancient texts form an incomplete and biased view of our past. In a digital ecosystem, this coexistence of data overload and poverty adds considerable complexity to scholarly research.
Joint Session between CSDH/SCHN and ACCUTE for Congress 2016
Calgary, Alberta, Canada | May 30 – June 1, 2016
What potential resides in the integration of the digital humanities with distance technologies? How might such an integration facilitate the offering of literature courses online? Although the phenomenon of literature courses delivered entirely or partially with the assistance of web-based technologies has made significant inroads into North American curricula and generated lively debates across social and traditional media, the prospects for teaching literature online still remain uncertain. With the rise in popularity of summer institutes such as DHSI at the University of Victoria, and the recent spread of localized DH institute offerings at Guelph and Dalhousie, the moment seems to have arrived when Canadian institutions might consider how the rise of the digital humanities could contribute to transitioning literature departments toward adopting year-round DH course offerings at the undergraduate and graduate level. How might techniques and technologies of the digital humanities be coupled with literature courses offered online? How productive is the relationship between the practices of “distant reading” and the pedagogy of distance technologies? What kinds of institutional resources are necessary for distance course design and support? What kinds of open-source tools and platforms might be enlisted in such courses? How do we measure the long-term impact of such offerings on enrolments? How do we persuade colleagues and administrators to accept the potential for the move toward dedicated distance course offerings?