Professional Development Opportunities for Digital Humanities

Sent to the NITLE list by Rebecca Frost Davis, Ph.D.
Program Officer for the Humanities
National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education (NITLE)

The Office of Digital Humanities of the National Endowment for the Humanities sponsors Institutes for Advanced Topics in Digital Humanities. The calendar of upcoming institutes is available here:

While some institutes are only open to humanities researchers, others include opportunities for information technology, library staff and others.

Upcoming institutes include:

Early Modern Digital Agendas
Early Modern Digital Agendas is a three-week summer institute to be hosted by the Folger Institute at the Folger Shakespeare Library in July 2013. Jonathan Hope, Professor of Literary Linguistics at the University of Strathclyde, will direct a survey of the most current resources and methods in digital research in early modern studies.

Project Director: Owen Williams
Location: To be held at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC.
Dates: July 8, 2013 – July 26, 2013
Application Information: Website

Humanities Heritage 3D Visualizations: Theory and Practice
A training institute in practical and theoretical approaches to 3D real-time visualization of cultural heritage sites for twenty humanities scholars jointed hosted by Arkansas State University and the University of Arkansas.

Project Director: Alyson Gill and David Frederick
Location: Arkansas State University, Jonesboro campus in northeast Arkansas in the Mississippi Delta region, and the Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville (UAF), located in northwest Arkansas
Dates: June 17, 2013 – July 6, 2013
Application Information: Website

Linked Ancient World Data Institute
A two-year series of summer seminars, hosted by New York University and Drew University, for humanities scholars, library and museum professionals, and advanced graduate students on the possibilities of the Linked Open Data model for use in humanities scholarship with a particular focus on Ancient Mediterranean and Near East studies.

Project Director: Tom Elliott
Location: The 2013 opportunity will be held at the Drew University campus in New Jersey
Dates: May 30, 2013 – June 1, 2013
Application Information: Website

Digital Humanities Data Curation
As the materials and analytical practices of humanities research become increasingly digital, the theoretical knowledge and practical skills of information science, librarianship, and archival science — which come together in the research, and practice of data curation – will become more vital to humanists.

The three-day workshop will provide a strong introductory grounding in data curation concepts and practices, focusing on the special issues and challenges of data curation in the digital humanities. Learning will be largely case-based, supplemented by short lectures, guest presentations, and practical exercises.

Project Director: Trevor Muñoz
Location: The first workshop will be held at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Additional institutes will be hosted by Brown University and the University of Maryland, College Park.
Dates: Various dates in 2013 and 2014. The first one will be June 24-26, 2013.
Application Information: Website

High Performance Sound Technologies for Access and Scholarship (HiPSTAS)
A four-day institute at the University of Texas, Austin’s School of Information, with a follow-up workshop for humanities scholars, librarians, archivists, and advanced graduate students on the use of analytical tools to study digital audio collections of spoken word, such as oral histories, poetry, and Native American oral traditions.

Project Director: Tanya Clement
Location: The first institute (the “A-Side”) will be hosted by the University of Texas, Austin’s School of Information with a follow-up (the “B-Side”) meeting in May 2014.
Dates: The institute will be held May 29-June 1, 2013 with a follow-up meeting in May 2014.
Application Information: Website

Taking TEI Further: Teaching and Publication
A series of workshops to be held at Brown University for humanities faculty, related staff, and graduate students to explore advanced uses of digital text encoding for use in humanities scholarship and teaching.

Project Director: Julia Flanders
Location: To be held at Brown University in Providence, RI.
Dates: Various Dates in 2012 – 2015
Application Information: Website

One Week | One Tool: A Digital Humanities Barn Raising
A one week institute for twelve participants on the principles of humanities-centered tool design, development, and implementation, followed by a year of development support and evaluation.

Project Director: Tom Scheinfeldt
Location: George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.
Dates: July 28, 2013 – August 3, 2013
Application Information: Website


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