Digital Humanities Summer Institute at the University of Victoria

For the fourth year, the Simpson Center is a sponsor of the University of Victoria’s renowned Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI). Held annually, this year’s DHSI takes place June 8-12, 2015. The program provides a dynamic environment for learning about the new computing and communication technologies that are transforming teaching, research, scholarly communication, and preservation.

During a five-day period of intensive workshops, seminars, and lectures, participants share ideas and methods, and develop expertise in using advanced technologies. The institute brings together faculty, staff, and students from the arts, humanities, library, and archives communities as well as independent scholars and participants from industry and government sectors.

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 collegial atmosphere.

For 2015, the Simpson Center is sponsoring seven teams of scholars; each person is receiving support for tuition as well as funding for travel expenses. Additionally, this year the Simpson Center has partnered with the Northwest Five Consortium—Lewis & Clark College, Reed College, University of Puget Sound, Whitman College, and Willamette University—which enhances students’ experience at these liberal arts colleges through development of faculty as teacher-scholars. Faculty from the consortium (listed below) also received sponsorships to attend the DHSI. Recipients and projects include:

University of Washington

Roppyakuban Utaawase Translation Project

  • Paul Atkins (Asian Languages & Literature)
  • Azusa Tanaka (East Asia Library)           

Newbook Digital Texts

  • Rachel Brown (Near Eastern Languages and Civilization)
  • Selim Kuru (Near Eastern Languages and Civilization)             

Within and Beyond the Walled City

  • Olivia Albiero (Germanics)
  • Verena Kick (Germanics)
  • Ellwood Wiggins (Germanics)            

Textual and Digital Studies

  • Jeff Knight (English)
  • Geoff Turnovsky (French & Italian)
  • Beatrice Arduini (French & Italian)           

Spatial Narratives           

  • Eleanor Mahoney (History)
  • Roneva Keel (History)
  • Amir Sheikh (Urban Design & Planning)        

Translingual, Cross-Disciplinary Metadata Group

  • Sasha Welland (Gender, Women, & Sexuality Studies)
  • Chris Hamm (Asian Languages & Literature)
  • Zhihua Li (Asian Languages & Literature)
  • Can Zhao (Comparative Literature)

Slavic   

  • Kat Dziwerek (Slavic Languages & Literatures)
  • Jose Alaniz (Slavic Languages & Literatures)

 

Northwest Five Consortium

Reed College    

  • Annie Downey (Library Research)                        

Whitman College           

  • Sharon Alker (English)
  • Emily Jones (German)               

University of Puget Sound

  • Renee Houston (Communication Studies)

Willamette University

  • Anna Cox (Spanish)
  • Abigail Susik (Art History)    

Lewis & Clark College

  • Philippe Brand (French)
  • Sarah Warrren (Sociology)