DHSI Colloquium, 5-8 June 2012, at the University of Victoria

26 Sep 2011 - 00:00

The DHSI Colloquium showcases new and emerging, innovative and engaging work of those at DHSI.

Call for Papers (1 December 2011)

Proposals are now being accepted for presentations at the DHSI Colloquium for the digital humanities, to be held in June 2012 at the University of Victoria.

Open to all DHSI attendees, the colloquium starts on the second day of the institute and takes place during sessions that begin and end each day. Presentations will be informal and may take the form of full-length conference papers (15-20 minutes), short conference papers, those traditional in their delivery, and those more demonstration-oriented. Brief high-impact formats such as paper-slams, lightning presentations, dork shorts, pecha kuchas, etc., will also be given consideration. The colloquium welcomes presentations by individuals or teams of two or more presenters.

We invite proposals of 200-300 words for these presentations. Successful proposals will focus on specific applications, aspects and/or cases of digital humanities research, as opposed to general issues pertaining to the digital humanities; topics may include, but are not limited to, the scholar’s role in personal and institutional research projects, tool application and development, perspectives on digital humanities implications for the individual’s own research and pedagogy, etc. Potential presenters should be new or emerging scholars (including, but not limited to, graduate students; early career scholars and humanities scholars who are new to the digital humanities; librarians, and those in cultural heritage; alt-academics; academic professionals; and those in technical programs).

Please submit abstracts via https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=dhsicolloquium2012. Deadline for submissions is December 1, 2011. Submissions will be peer-reviewed and all who have submitted an abstract will be notified by late February 2012. For more information, contact dhsicolloquium2012 [at] easychair.org.

About the DHSI

The Digital Humanities Summer Institute at the University of Victoria provides an ideal environment for discussing and learning about new computing technologies, and how they are influencing the work of those in the Arts, Humanities and Library communities. The Institute takes place across a week of intensive coursework, seminar participation, and lectures. It brings together faculty, staff, and graduate students from different areas of the Arts, Humanities, Library, and Archives communities. During the DHSI, we share ideas and methods, and develop expertise in applying advanced technologies to our teaching, research, dissemination, and preservation. For more information see www.dhsi.org http://www.dhsi.org/ .


In recent years, courses have filled up quickly. We encourage applicants interested in attending the DHSI to register early. A number of sponsored tuition scholarships are also available. Registrations and applications for tuition scholarship applications will be accepted beginning in October.

Digital Textual Studies Conference, 9-10 June 2012

This year, DHSI will be immediately followed by a conference on digital textual studies, led by the Textual Studies group of the Implementing New Knowledge Environments (INKE) project, and sharing our Friday DHSI Institute lecture. Details will be available early in the Fall term.