Digital Humanities Summer Institute at the University of Victoria

For the third 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 2-6, 2014. 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 2014, the Simpson Center is sponsoring four teams of scholars; each person is receiving support for tuition as well as funding for travel expenses. Recipients include:

Demystifying the Digital Humanities

  • Brian Gutierrez (English)
  • Sarah Kremen-Hicks (English)
  • Paige Morgan (English)
  • Brian Reed (English)
  • Helene Williams (Information School)

Environmental Humanities

  • Verena Kick (Germanics)
  • Rich Watts (French & Italian)
  • Sabine Wilke (Germanics)

Making Sense of Cities

  • Kim England (Geography)
  • Susan Kemp (Social Work)
  • Thaisa Way (Landscape Architecture)

UW IT Learning Technologies

  • Tyler Fox (UW-IT)
  • Peter Wallis (Education)