Constance Crompton, Assistant Professor, Digital Humanities and English, Department of Critical Studies | Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies
The DHSI@Congress returns for a third year with eight hands-on workshops and two plenary talks that introduce Digital Humanities (DH) techniques, tools and methods. Developed for faculty, students, and staff who are curious about DH, but would like a hand getting started, the series features 2.5-hour workshops on topics from project management to DH pedagogy, from theoretical issues to command line 101 (and more!). If you have ever wondered how to create your own multimedia digital exhibits, trace stylistic shifts in a novel, share files with collaborators, or integrate DH into the classroom, these workshops are for you.
The DHSI@Congress workshops are based on the community model pioneered by Raymond Siemens at the Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI) at the University of Victoria, an annual gathering that features 35 five-day courses serving 700 participants. The DHSI@Congress is a condensed version of the DHSI model, offering the chance to learn about a variety of DH topics from established scholars and emerging leaders in the field over the course of two days. The DHSI@Congress workshops are modular, so can be taken singly or as a self-directed two-day course of study.
The DHSI@Congress team is delighted to be partnering with the Faculty of Arts at the University of Calgary this year. Michael Ullyot, Associate Professor in the Department of English and treasurer of the Canadian Society for Digital Humanities/ Société canadienne des humanités numériques, initiated the collaboration. "Digital Humanities is built on a tradition of humanists teaching one another how to use the digital tools that can advance and enhance the important work that we all do," he says, "the DHSI's commitment to having scholars 'hold the digital door open' for each other is very much in keeping with the way we teach and learn at the University of Calgary. The DHSI@Congress workshop offer a great way to learn, share, and create community." The door's open -- come on in!
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Image #2: Image courtesy of Jeremy Boggs CC BY-NC-SA 2.0