October 19, 2010

Digital Humanities Institutes Seek Summer Participants

The 2011 institutes sponsored by the National Endowment of the Humanities Office of Digital Humanities have been announced and are beginning to accept participant applications (check for updated links as information comes available).

  • University of Denver's Institute for the Digital Humanities will host a series of three workshops held over 18 months for faculty and advanced graduate students on the use of digital media in scholarship and teaching.
  • Computer Simulations in the Humanities will be hosted by the University of North Carolina, with a focus on computer simulations and modeling techniques in the humanities for twenty four humanities scholars.
  • Brown University will lead an Advanced Text Encoding Seminars to provide a more in-depth look at specific encoding problems and topics.
  • The SUNY Research Foundation of Albany’s Institute for Globally Networked Learning in the Humanities will include a capstone conference on developing international team taught courses in the humanities.
  • The Digital Institute for Archaeology will support advanced training in geospatial technologies critical to the practice of modern archaeology at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.
  • The University of Southern California Los Angeles will support a month-long summer institute, “Broadening the Digital Humanities: The Vectors CTS Summer Institute on Digital Approaches to American Studies.”
  • The University of Virginia will host “Summer Workshops: Emerging Issues in Digital Scholarship,” a two-year series of summer workshops engaging scholars and institutional administrators in concerns relating to peer review and evaluation of digital scholarship.
These institutes bring together scholars, librarians, scientists, museum officials, technologists, and advanced graduate students for intense learning experiences at various institutions. If accepted as a participant, most of the institutes will cover travel costs. Information on hosting an institute is available online.

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