21.539 Scholarship Announcement -- 2008 Digital Humanities Summer Institute

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2008 06:08:10 +0000

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 21, No. 539.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

         Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2008 06:03:03 +0000
         From: Melanie Chernyk <institut_at_uvic.ca>
         Subject: Scholarship Announcement --
2008 Digital Humanities Summer Institute

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Announcing the
2008 Digital Humanities Summer Institute
University of Victoria, May 26-30, 2008

* Scholarships

We are pleased to announce that funding from the
Social Sciences and Research Council of Canada,
and other partners, makes possible the
offering of a limited number of
scholarship-subsidized spots in the 2008 Summer
Institute. These will be awarded to scholars in the
digital humanities, both students and
professionals. The application deadline is March
1st. Applicants will be informed of their success
before March 15th. The application form is
available on line at:
Scholarships will be awarded first to those
coming to the institute for the first time, then to returning participants.

* Additional ACH Travel Bursary

The Association for Computers and the Humanities
(http://www.ach.org) is offering several
bursaries to assist graduate students by
defraying travel and lodging costs. You may apply
for the this bursary at the same time as for
Institute 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.

* Mandate

The Digital Humanities Summer Institute provides
an environment ideal to discuss, to learn about,
and to advance skills in new computing
technologies 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
student theorists, experimentalists,
technologists, and administrators from different
areas of the Arts, Humanities, Library and
Archives communities and beyond to share ideas
and methods, and to develop expertise in applying
advanced technologies to activities that impact
teaching, research, dissemination and preservation.

* Host and Sponsors

The institute is hosted by the University of
Victoria's Faculty of Humanities, its Humanities
Computing and Media Centre, and its Electronic
Textual Cultures Lab, and has been sponsored by
the University of Victoria and its Library,
University of British Columbia Library, Simon
Fraser University Library, Acadia University, 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 of
Canada's Image, Text, Sound and Technology Program, and others.

* Curriculum

Institute Lectures (to be confirmed):

Margaret Conrad (U New Brunswick), Michael
Eberle-Sinatra (U Montreal), Alan Liu (U
California Santa Barbara), Melissa Terras (University College London)

Introductory offerings:
[1] Text Encoding Fundamentals and their Application
(instructed by Julia Flanders [Brown U] and Syd Bauman [Brown U])
[2] Digitisation Fundamentals and their Application
(instructed by Allison Benner [U Victoria] and Cara Leitch [U Victoria])

Intermediate offerings:
[3] Transcribing and Describing Primary Sources using TEI-conformant XML
(instructed by Matthew Driscoll [Arnamagnaean Institute, Copenhagen])
[4] Multimedia: Design for Visual, Auditory, and
Interactive Electronic Environments
(instructed by Aimee Morrison [U Waterloo])
[5] Online Journal Publishing Using PKP's Open Journals System (OJS)
(instructed by PKP Staff [James MacGregor and Alec Smecher])

Advanced consultations:
[6] Issues in Large Project Planning and Management
(instructed by Lynne Siemens [U Victoria], with seminar speakers TBA.)
[7] Out-of-the-Box Text Analysis for the Digital Humanities
(instructed by David Hoover [New York U])
[8] Corpus Text Analysis for Linguistics
(instructed by staff from Modelling Change: The
Paths of French [France Martineau and Anthony Kroch]).

* Registration Fees ($ CDN)

Early registration fees for the institute are
$950 for faculty and staff, and $500 for
students. Standard fees will apply as of April 1st.

* Website

For further details -- such as the list of
speakers, a tentative schedule, the registration
form, and accommodation information ­ see the
institute's website, at this URL: http://www.dhsi.org.

Melanie Chernyk
Co-coordinator, Digital Humanities Summer Institute
phone (250) 472-5401
fax (250) 472-5681
Received on Tue Feb 12 2008 - 01:09:39 EST

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