Category Archives: Off- Campus

European Summer University in Digital Humanities


From July 18- 28, 2017 the Leipzig Summer University will offer a unique space for the discussion and acquisition of new knowledge, skills, and competences in computer technologies which are essential in Humanities Computing. The eleven days of this Summer University will include an intensive program that consists of workshops, teaser sessions, public lectures, regular project presentations, a poster session and a panel discussion. Furthermore, the Summer University aims to confront the “Gender Divide,” the under- representation of women in the field of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in Germany and other parts of the world. Application deadlines and more information can be found at their website linked below:

DCS-Related Conference and Workshop Opportunities!

Early Modern Digital Agendas: Network Analysis

This two-week, July 17- 28, 2017, institute expands on the growing interest and expertise in the field of Network Analysis and its scholarly applications for early modern scholars. The focus of this institute is on the best practices for building and curating network analysis projects while ensuring that each participant comes away with their own understanding of how such work fits into the broader developments within the disciplinary fields of early modern studies and Digital Humanities. Participants are shown practical skills and methods that can be contributed to their own work. The visiting faculty are exciting people working in the United Staes, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Location: Folger Institute Washington, DC. Application Deadline: March 1, 2017.



Digital Humanities Summer Workshop 

The University of Guelph is hosting a series of 4-day workshops on topics related to digital humanities research and teaching from May 8 -11, 2017. Available workshops include: Introduction to Code/ Art and Visualization, Minimal Computing for Humanities Scholars, 3D Modeling, Getting Going with Scholarship Online, Online Public Intellectual Work through Social Media, An Introduction to Augmented Reality, Spatial Humanities, Get Down with Your Data, Omeka Workshop, Introduction to Digital Humanities Pedagogy, Making Manuscripts Digital, Integrating Archival Research into the Classroom, and XSLT for Digital Editions. Explore their website for an in-depth look at  each individual workshop! Registration Early Bird Deadline: April 1st and Registration Open until: May 1, 2017.

Five Day Coding School 

Interested in learning text encoding methods and their applications in the Digital Humanities in the context of an active digital archive project? Pitt- Greensburg’s Coding School is offering a Coding School from June 27th- July 1, 2017. Participants learn and reflect on the encoding of markings on manuscript material, as well as the auto- tagging enormous and complicated texts with regular expression matching. You are asked to indicate your data analysis and visualizaiton background that way both beginning and advanced coders will have an opportunity to learn something new at their respective level. The focus is to share knowledge of TEI XML and related humanities computing practices with all serious scholars interested contributing to the project. Email Indication of interest Deadline: email: by April 3, 2017. Registration fees Deadline: May 15, 2017.


Visualizing for Justice- Creative, Critical and Contestational Mapping

This two hour event is open to the public on April 5, 2017 at Emerson College. In order to attend you’re required to book a ticket and register your details in advance. Infographics, data visualizations, and mapping for civic engagement advocacy have grown in popularity due to the rise of Big Data, freedom of information, and user- friendly software. The rise in data visualization increases the opportunity for information re- use, increased transparency, and new forms of civic participation. Yet challenges with security, tracking down hard to find information, and more often leads to ambiguous data.  Event includes short presentations of recent data visualization and mapping work from critical cartographers, journalists, designers and social justice campaigners.