DHSI 2011 Registration and Scholarships

Tuition Scholarships and Registration for the 2011 Digital Humanities Summer Institute University of Victoria, June 6-10, 2011 http://www.dhsi.org

We are pleased to announce that registration for the 2011 DHSI is now open. We are able to offer of a limited number of tuition scholarship spots for the 2011 Summer Institute.  The scholarships are open to everyone and are awarded on the basis of need and merit; scholarships cover all tuition costs, with the exception of a small administration fee.

The application form is available online at http://www.dhsi.org/home/scholarships. The application deadline for this year is February 14th, with news of scholarships returned no later than the end of February.  Please note that scholarships are awarded on a rolling basis, to expedite travel planning and other arrangements, and there are a limited number of scholarship spots in each course.  Please apply early as courses will fill quickly.

Additional ACH Travel Bursary
The Association for Computers and the Humanities (http://www.ach.org) is again 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.

About the DHSI
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 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.

Courses for 2011
For more information about our courses and to register, please go to http://www.dhsi.org/courses.

Introductory Courses:
Text Encoding Fundamentals and their Application: Julia Flanders (Brown U), Doug Knox (Newberry Library), and Melanie Chernyk (U Victoria)

Digitisation Fundamentals and their Application: Robin Davies (VIU) and Michael Nixon (VIU)

Tools and Methods (Courses in this section are aimed at students who have completed the relevant fundamentals course at the DHSI or otherwise have some experience with digital humanities tools and methods.)

Introduction to XSLT for Digital Humanists: Syd Bauman (Brown U) and Martin Holmes (U Victoria, HCMC)

Multimedia: Design for Visual, Auditory, and Interactive Electronic Environments: Aimée Morrison (U Waterloo)

SEASR in Action: Data Analytics for Humanities Scholars: Loretta Auvil (NCSA, UIUC) and Boris Capitanu (NCSA, UIUC)

Geographical Information Systems in the Digital Humanities: Ian Gregory (Lancaster U)

Data Discovery, Management, and Presentation: James Smith (Texas A&M U)

Seminars and Consultations (Seminars and consultations are aimed at participants who are currently working on a project and would like to consult with an expert in their field.)

Issues in Large Project Planning and Management: Lynne Siemens (U Victoria)

Digital Editions: Meagan Timney (U Victoria, EMiC)

Out-of-the-Box Text Analysis for the Digital Humanities: David Hoover (NYU)

Registration Fees
Early registration fees for the institute are $500 CDN for studentsand $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 a small administration fee ($125 for students / $225 for non-students).

Host and Sponsors
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, its Humanities Computing and Media Centre and its Electronic Textual Cultures Lab.
The DHSI is sponsored by the University of Victoria and its Library, University of British Columbia Library, College of Arts, University of Guelph, Texas A&M University, the Editing Modernism in Canada (EMiC) project, NINES, INKE, the Society for Digital Humanities / Société pour l’étude des médias interactifs, the for Computers and the Humanities, the Social Science and Humanities Research Council, and others.

Institute Lecture
We are pleased to announce that this year’s institute lecture will be given by Matthew Kirschenbaum, Associate Professor in the Department of English at the University of Maryland and Associate Director of the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH).

Graduate Colloquium
We will be holding our third annual Graduate Colloquium during the summer institute. Please see the call for papers at http://etcl.uvic.ca/2010/10/07/cfp-dhsi-2011-graduate-student-colloquium/.

THATCamp Victoria
Immediately following the DHSI will be THATCamp Victoria. Look for more news about this soon!

For more information, please visit http://www.dhsi.org. You can contact Ray Siemens (Director) and Cara Leitch (Assistant Director) at institut@uvic.ca.

Cara Leitch