ICHASS/CDH Humanities HpC Summer Institute Announcement

22 Dec 2011 - 00:00

Funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, The Humanities High Performance Computing Collaboratory (HpC) is a summer institute for graduate students and faculty who are conducting scholarship in the digital humanities. HpC offers two five-day workshops, one with the University of Illinois’ Institute for Computing in Humanities, Arts, and Social Science (I-CHASS), and the other at the University of South Carolina’s Center for Digital Humanities (CDH). Attendees will 1) receive a comprehensive education in four computational concentrations: computer vision, augmented reality, game design, and mobile app development; 2) receive instruction in digital humanities project design and management; 3) obtain hands on experience with a variety of technical platforms; 4) work with technical staff to outline pilot explorations in at least one area of computational concentrations; and 5) join a year long virtual community where scholars will support their peers in authoring digital humanities projects.

The first workshop will take place in Champaign, IL on June 10-14, 2012. The second will take place in Columbia, SC on August 5-9, 2012. There will be a two-day concluding conference to be hosted by CDH August 25-26. From June 10 2012 to June 10, 2013, participants will be linked by an online collaboratory where they can discuss, plan, and develop new projects in the digital humanities.

Because the goal of HpC is to familiarize scholars in the humanities with the crucial technologies and methods of advanced computing, applicants need not have any technical background or expertise.

To apply, please send a letter of interest that outlines your current technical and intellectual investment in digital humanities and C.V. to Michael Simeone, mpsimeon[at]illinois.edu. Please submit your application before January 15th, 2012. HpC will select a total of 25 applicants for participation in the institute.

For more information visit www.dhhpc.org