Digital Humanities Summer Institute 2017, University of Victoria, June 5–16, 2017
The Digital Humanities Summer Institute provides an ideal environment for discussing and learning about new computing technologies and how they are influencing teaching, research, dissemination, creation, and preservation in different disciplines, via a community-based approach.
A time of intensive coursework, seminars, and lectures, participants at DHSI share ideas and methods, and develop expertise in using advanced technologies. Every summer, the institute brings together faculty, staff, and students from the Arts, Humanities, Library, and Archives communities as well as independent scholars and participants from areas beyond.
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. We invite you to join the DHSI community in Victoria for a time of focused practice, learning, and connecting with (and making new) friends and colleagues.
#transformDH and 'Queering the Map': Queer Geographies and Imagined Communities using Community Mapping Projects
Started by Moya Bailey, Anne Cong-Huyen, Alexis Lothian, and Amanda Philips, #transformDH was created at the American Studies Association’s annual conference in 2011, in an attempt to address the intellectual disparities in digital humanities, particularly for marginalized communities based on gender, race, sexuality, and ability. Based on the core values of activism, intersectionality, feminist pedagogy and digital production, #transfromDH has been used to not only promote a variety of projects but also cultivate a community of digital humanities practitioners.
Queering the Map is a community-generated mapping project that geo-locates queer moments, memories and histories in relation to physical space. As queer life becomes increasingly less centered around specific neighborhoods and the buildings within them, notions of ‘queer spaces’ become more abstract and less tied to concrete geographical locations.
As it collectively documents the spaces that hold queer memory, from park benches to parking garages, to mark moments of queerness wherever they occur, it is a digital project representative of #TransformDH, a movement within the digital humanities that not only seeks questions of race, class, gender, sexuality, and disability within the work of Feminist, queer, and antiracist activists, artists, and media-makers outside of academia that contribute to digital studies in all its forms.
In exploring this unique digital space, Y Vy Truong’s session will examine how we can shift our framework of digital humanities from technical processes to political ones, and seek to understand the social, intellectual, economic, political, and personal impact of digital practices as we develop them in our own work.
ARL will host its 14th Annual Leadership Symposium February 8–11, 2018, during the American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting in Denver. Participants in this invitation-only event include master of library and information science (MLIS) students from ARL's numerous diversity and recruitment programs, including the Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce (IRDW), the ARL/Society of American Archivists (SAA) Mosaic Program, and the Fellowship for Digital and Inclusive Excellence.
The ARL Leadership Symposium curriculum focuses on topics related to the major strategic areas of ARL, as well as transitioning into, and building career networks in, research libraries and archives. The program includes presentations from ARL program officers, professionals in member libraries, and human resource professionals. General sessions will be held in the Aspen room with breakouts in the Elm room and the Boardroom.