Summer Training Opportunities

There are a number of national and international workshops and intensive training opportunities in the digital humanities and digital liberal arts that run during the summer. Please see below for more information about some of the most popular events. This is by no means an exhaustive list. Many of the summer institutes may be full or no longer accepting applications, but this list may help you plan for future summers as well.

Middlebury faculty and staff can apply to the DLA for funding to attend these professional development opportunities. The DLA considers requests for funding under $3000 on a near-weekly basis. For more information, click here or select the funding tab above.

THATCamp (The Humanities and Technology Camp) (various dates) Many locations across the U.S. & Europe

THATCamps are open, inexpensive meetings where humanists and technologists of all skill levels learn and build together in sessions proposed on the spot. They are collaborative, informal, spontaneous and meant to encourage making connections across disciplines, ranks, and technologies.

DHSI@Dal (4-15 May, 2014) Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Dalhousie is hosting a two-week summer institute to provide training in the digital humanities relevant to research and teaching for graduate students, faculty and others, from Dalhousie or elsewhere. All are welcome. The offerings this year at the DHSI@Dal (Atlantic) draw on the well-established DHSI at the University of Victoria.

DH@Guelph (19-22 May, 2015) Guelph University, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

They are currently offer three four-day workshops as part of the Digital Humanities Summer Institute training network. Registration deadline is April 20th, after which additional fees will be charged.

The Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI) (June 6-10 + 13-17, 2016) University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

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. This year, they’re running two weeks of different courses. Classes fill very quickly, and this is probably the most popular and largest DH series of workshops in the world. Middlebury participants receive a discount through our membership in the Digital Library Federation. Email the dla[at]midd for more details.

HILT (Humanities Intensive Learning & Teaching) (27-31 July 2015) Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

HILT is offering 10 courses this summer, from crowdsourcing to digital storytelling, designed for novices and those interested in gaining a foundation in digital practices and skills. It is generally less expensive than DHSI to attend and also (like DHSI) has wonderful and experienced instructors.

DH@Leipzig (28 July – 7 August 2015) Universität Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany

The European Summer University offers a range of workshops on important areas of Digital Humanities and Language Resources. All workshops run in parallel through the 11 days. Each workshop consists of a total of 16 sessions or 32 teaching hours. Registration is closed for 2015. Dates announced for 2016.

Digital Pedagogy Lab (10-14 August 2015) University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, US

Digital Pedagogy Lab is a five-day practical institute that explores the role and application of digital technology in teaching. The institute will have three tracks, providing hands-on practice with and discussion of networked learning, digital identity, new media, and critical digital pedagogy.