Digital Humanities Summer Institute
|Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI)|
|Venue||University of Victoria|
The Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI) is an annual digital humanities training program held in June at the University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada. DHSI now attracts over 600 participants  for a week of courses, forum discussions, paper sessions, and unconferences.
DHSI started in 2001 at Vancouver Island University (then Malaspina C-U). The inaugural DHSI included lead speakers Susan Hockey (University College London), Nancy Ide (Vassar C), Willard McCarty (Kings College London), and John Unsworth (U Virginia). Susan Schreibman (U Maryland), Ray Siemens (U Victoria), and staff from the Centre for Digital Humanities Innovation were instructors. In 2004, DHSI moved to the University of Victoria, where it currently resides.  It is estimated that as of 2012, there were approximately 1,800 alumni of the institute, with a large portion returning multiple years to take further courses. 
In past and present, major overarching themes of DHSI have included collaboration, interdiscplinarity, and the creation and cultivation of a larger Digital Humanities community beyond the structure of the typical academic environment.  Especially noted has been the opportunity for digital humanists at all stages of their careers, levels of expertise in the field, and roles in the contribution to the Digital Humanities to engage and network with each other. 
DHSI includes courses and presentations on various areas of research, including:
- text analysis
- electronic literature
- digital documentary editing
- text encoding & TEI
- digital publishing
- web development
- digital pedagogy
- physical computing
- text mapping
- 3-D modelling
- visual design
- topic modelling
- data mining
Partners & Affiliates
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DHSI takes place on the University of Victoria campus and is offered by UVic's Electronic Textual Cultures Lab.
DHSI's current institutional partners and sponsors include the University of Victoria and its Library, the University of British Columbia Library, University of British Columbia Okanagan, the Simon Fraser University Library, the Canadian Centre for Studies in Publishing (Publishing@SFU), the Innovation Lab @ VIU Cowichan and Vancouver Island University, the Simpson Center for the Humanities at the University of Washington, the College of Arts at the University of Guelph, the Centre for Digital Humanities in the Faculty of Arts at Ryerson University, English, North Carolina State University, Hamilton College DHi, Bucknell University, Texas A&M University, NYU English, CUNY Graduate Centre, CulturePlex @ Western U, and the Digital Humanities Group at UC Berkeley.
DHSI's project partners and sponsors include the Editing Modernism in Canada (EMiC) project, the Modernist Versions Project (MVP), NINES, the Advanced Research Consortium (ARC), the Canadian Writing Research Collaboratory/ Le Collaboratoire scientifique des écrits du Canada (CWRC/CSÉC), the Lesbian and Gay Liberation in Canada (LGLC) project, the TEI Archiving Publishing and Access Service (TAPAS) project, the LINCS partnership, and the Implementing New Knowledge Environments (INKE) project.
DHSI's organizational partners and sponsors include the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO), the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences (CFHSS), the Modern Language Association (MLA), the Canadian Society for Digital Humanities/ Société canadienne des humanités numériques (CSDH/SCHN), the Association for Computers and the Humanities (ACH), the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing (SHARP), the Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory (HASTAC), Compute Canada, the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN), the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), and others.
The DH Training Network includes:
- EDIROM DH
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