Digital Humanities Summer Institute

The Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI), was hosted by the University of Victoria campus in Saanich and Oak Bay within Greater Victoria, British Columbia. The Digital Humanities Summer Institute provides an ideal environment for discussing and learning about new computing technologies and how they are influencing teaching, research, dissemination, creation, and preservation in different disciplines, via a community-based approach. This year’s event was attended by over 800 faculty members, researchers, students, librarians, and administrators. Gale is the sole corporate sponsor of the event and the only publisher in attendance.

A time of intensive coursework, seminars, and lectures, participants at DHSI share ideas and methods, and develop expertise in using advanced technologies. Every summer, the institute brings together faculty, staff, and students from the Arts, Humanities, Library, and Archives communities as well as independent scholars and participants from areas beyond.

Described by one participant as an event that “combines the best aspects of a skills workshop, international conference, and summer camp,” the DHSI prides itself on its friendly, informal, and collegian atmosphere. DHSI in Victoria is a time of focused practice, learning, and connecting with (and making new) friends and colleagues.

The photograph below is of our recent scholarship award winners. The winners, pictured clockwise from the top middle are as follows: Michael Pierce Williams, Nathan Waite, Paula Johanson, Lindsey Seatter, and Chelsea Miya. Please note that our other award winner, Margaret Konkol, was absent due to illness. All the winners expressed their profound thanks and gratitude to UVICLibraries and Gale for their awards funding and what a difference it has made in their studies and towards their academic success.




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