The 2018 schedule is just taking shape now! Still a few things to confirm, add, etc though ...



Sunday, 3 June 2018 [DHSI Registration + Suggested Outings]

Psst: Some
Suggested
Outings
If you're here a day or two before we begin, or staying a day or two afterwards, here are a few ideas of things you might consider doing ....

Suggested Outing 1, Botanical Beach (self-organised; car needed)
A self-guided visit to the wet, wild west coast tidal shelf (and historically-significant former research site) at Botanical Beach; we recommend departing early (around 8.00 am) to catch low tide for a better view of the wonderful undersea life! Consider bringing a packed lunch to nibble-on while looking at the crashing waves when there, and then have an afternoon drink enjoying the view from the deck of the Port Renfrew Hotel.

Suggested Outing 2, Butchart Gardens (self-organised)
A shorter journey to the resplendently beautiful Butchart Gardens and, if you like, followed by (ahem) a few minutes at the nearby Church and State Winery, in the Saanich Penninsula. About an hour there by public bus from UVic, or 30 minutes by car.

Suggested Outing 3, Saltspring Island (self-organised; a full day, car/bus + ferry combo)
Why not take a day to explore and celebrate the funky, laid back, Canadian gulf island lifestyle on Saltspring Island. Ferry departs regularly from the Schwartz Bay ferry terminal, which is about one hour by bus / 30 minutes by car from UVic. You may decide to stay on forever ....

Suggested Outing 4, Paddling Victoria's Inner Harbour (self-organised)
A shorter time, seeing Victoria's beautiful city centre from the waterways that initially inspired its foundation. A great choice if the day is sunny and warm. Canoes, kayaks, and paddle boards are readily rented from Ocean River Adventures and conveniently launched from right behind the store. Very chill.

And more!
Self-organised High Tea at the Empress Hotel, scooter rentals, visit to the Royal BC Museum, darts at Christies Carriage House, a hangry breakfast at a local diner, whale watching, kayaking, brew pub sampling (at Spinnaker's, Swans, Moon Under Water, and beyond!), paddle-boarding, a tour of used bookstores, and more have also been suggested!

9:00 to 4:00
Early Class Meeting: 4. [Foundations] DH For Department Chairs and Deans
Further details are available from instructors in early May to those registered in the class. Registration materials will be available in the classroom.
3:00 to 5:00 DHSI Registration (MacLaurin Building, Room A100)

After registration, many will wander to Cadboro Bay and the pub at Smuggler's Cove OR the other direction to Shelbourne Plaza and Maude Hunter's Pub OR even into the city for a nice meal.

Monday, 4 June 2018

Your hosts for the week are Alyssa Arbuckle, Ray Siemens, and Dan Sondheim.
7:45 to 8:15 Last-minute Registration (MacLaurin Building, Room A100)
8:30 to 10:00 Welcome, Orientation, and Instructor Overview (MacLaurin A144)
10:15 to Noon Classes in Session
12:15 to 1:15 Lunch break / Unconference Coordination Session (MacLaurin A144)
(Grab a sandwich and come on down!)

Undergraduate Meet-up, Brown-Bag (details via email)
1:30 to 4:00 Classes in Session
4:10 to 5:00 Institute Panel: Perspectives on DH (or, #myDHis ...)
(MacLaurin A144)
- Dorothy Kim (Vassar C)
- Randa El Khatib (U Victoria)
- Sarah Melton (Boston C)
- Milena Radzikowska (Mt Royal C): "Release the Kraken: Story-Driven Prototyping for the Digital Humanities." Abstract: I have spent the last 15 years of my career designing text analysis tools for use by humanities scholars. In this brief presentation, I propose to share a concept-based approach to interface design for DH.
- Lee Zickel (Case Western Reserve U): "Comfortably Trepid." Abstract: #myDHis found outside the well-established, DH-friendly institutions, at an institution that is devoted predominantly to Medicine and Engineering. I, and with increasing frequency other DH practitioners and instructors, am not positioned in a DH Lab or Humanities Center, but in ITS. Part teacher, part technologist, part translator, I will briefly discuss my work supporting humanists and social scientists, particularly those who are new to or less comfortable with computational methodologies.
- Emily Murphy (U Victoria)
- Margaret Konkol (Old Dominion U): "Prototyping Mina Loy’s Alphabet with a 3D Printer." Abstract: This talk discusses the interpretive and methodological implications of using 3D printing technologies to prototype the archival diagrams of a proposed but never constructed plastic segmental alphabet letter kit––– a game designed by modernist poet Mina Loy for F.A.O Schwarz. Although intended as a toy for young children, ”The Alphabet that Builds Itself,” as a work of “object typography” articulates a theory of language as kinetic, geometric, recombinant, and open to mutation. Alphabetic segments extend into the x, y, and z coordinates in exponential iterations and conjoin with magnets. Combining elements of contemporaneous typefaces like Futura and Gil Sans, which represented modernity’s functional ideals and democratic principles of simplicity, these recombinant letters represent, as this talk argues, Loy’s unpublished modernist poem, an articulation of Loy’s concept of language as a physical fact in which substance, not just form, is semantic.

5:00 to 6:00 Opening Reception (University Club)

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

9:00 to Noon Classes in Session
12:15 to 1:15 Lunch break / Unconference
"Mystery" Lunches
1:30 to 4:00 Classes in Session
4:15 to 5:15
DHSI Colloquium Lightning Talk Session 1 (MacLaurin A144)
Chair: James O'Sullivan

  • New Modes of DH and Archival Skills Acquisition in a Graduate Public History Course. Paulina Rousseau (Ryerson U)
  • Walking a Transect: Exploring a Soundscape. John Barber (Washington State U)
  • Centering the Edge Case: Designing Services for Humanities Data Research. Grace Afsari-Mamagani (New York U)
  • Orwellian Vocabulary and the 21st-Century Politics. Ilgin Kizilgunesler (U Manitoba)
  • Making Open Data from a Gray Archive. Sara Palmer (Emory U)
  • 6:00 to 8:00 DHSI Newcomer's Beer-B-Q (Felicitas, Student Union Building)

    Wednesday, 6 June 2018

    9:00 to Noon Classes in Session
    12:15 to 1:15 Lunch break / Unconference
    "Mystery" Lunches
    Brown Bag Lecture: Alexandra Branzan Albu (U Victoria): “Visual Recognition of Symbolic and Natural Patterns”
    (Digital Scholarship Commons, 3rd Floor McPherson Library)

    Abstract: Image-based object recognition is a visual pattern recognition problem; one may characterize visual patterns as either symbolic or natural. Symbolic patterns evolved for human communication; they include but are not limited to text, forms, tables, graphics, engineering drawings etc. Symbolic patterns vary widely in terms of size, style, language, alphabet and fonts; however, literate humans can easily compensate for this variability and instantly recognize most symbolic patterns. On the other hand, natural patterns characterize images of physical structures; they often lack the intrinsic discriminability and structure of symbolic patterns, and vary widely in terms of pose, perspective, and lighting.
    This lecture will explore similarities and differences in approaches designed for recognizing visual and symbolic patterns, and will address the following questions via examples.
    - What are the distinctive characteristics of natural patterns? What dimensions of variability can we infer?
    - What are the distinctive characteristics of symbolic patterns? What dimensions of variability can we infer?

    Alexandra Branzan Albu is an Associate Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and cross-listed with Computer Science. Her research interests are related to image analysis, computer vision, and visual computing. She is actively pursuing outreach activities dedicated to increasing the women's presence in electrical engineering and computer science.
    1:30 to 4:00 Classes in Session
    4:15 to 5:15
    DHSI Colloquium Lightning Talk Session 2 (MacLaurin A144)
    Chair: James O'Sullivan

  • Defining a Taxonomy of of Abandonment for Online Digital Humanities Projects. Luis Meneses (Electronic Textual Cultures Lab, U Victoria) and Jonathan Martin (King’s College London)
  • The Stories We Tell: Representing Gay and Lesbian History through Digital Technologies in the LGLC Project. Nadine Boulay (Simon Fraser University) and Ewan Matthews (Ryerson U)
  • Italian Paleography in the Digital Domain. Isabella Magni (Newberry Library)
  • Digital Humanities, A Question of Ethics. Negar Basiri (Louisiana State U)
  • Writing Poetry in High School. Guadalupe Echegoyen (National Autonomous U Mexico)
  • 6:00 to 7:00 "Half Way There!" [An Informal, Self-Organized Birds of a Feather Get-Together] (Felicitas, Student Union Building)
    Bring your DHSI nametag and enjoy your first tipple on us!

    Thursday, 7 June 2018

    9:00 to Noon Classes in Session
    12:15 to 1:15 Lunch break / Unconference
    "Mystery" Lunches

    UVIC Library/ETCL lunchtime talk: “A Humanities Application of 3D printing and Machine Translation in the ChessBard and Loss Sets” by Dr. Aaron Tucker
    Digital Scholarship Commons, 3rd floor, Mearns Centre for Learning / McPherson Library
    Bring your lunch and come on up!).

    [Instructor lunch meeting]
    1:30 to 4:00 Classes in Session
    4:15 to 5:15
    DHSI Colloquium Lightning Talk Session 3 (MacLaurin A144)
    Chair: James O'Sullivan

  • Documenting Deportation: A Collaborative Digital Collection. Paulina Rousseau (Ryerson U)
  • Unleashing the Power of Texts as Networks: Visualizing the Scholastic Commentaries and Texts Archive. Jeffrey Witt (Loyola U Maryland) and Drew Winget (Stanford U)
  • #haunteDH: Punching holes in the International Busa Machine Narrative. Arun Jacob (McMaster U)
  • Text in World: Computational Analysis of Trauma in Genocide Narratives. Nanditha Narayanamoorthy (U York) and Krish Perumal (U Toronto)
  • 7:30 to 9:30 (Groovy?) Movie Night (MacLaurin A144)

    Friday, 8 June 2018 [DHSI; DLFxDHSI Opening]

    9:00 to Noon DHSI Classes in Session
    12:15 to 1:15 DHSI Lunch Reception / Course E-Exhibits (MacLaurin A100)
    1:00 to 2:00 DLFxDHSI Registration (MacLaurin A100)
    1:30 to 1:50 [DHSI] Remarks, A Week in Review (MacLaurin A144)
    2:00 to 3:00
    Joint Institute Lecture (DHSI and DLFxDHSI):
    Bethany Nowviskie (CLIR DLF and U Virginia): “Reconstitute the World: Machine-reading Archives of Mass Extinction”
    (MacLaurin A144)

    Abstract: The basic constitution of our digital collections becomes vastly more important in the face of two understandings: first, that archives of modernity are archives of the sixth great mass extinction of life on our planet; and next, that we no longer steward cultural heritage for human readers alone. In the same way that we people are shaped by what we read, hear, and see, the machine readers that follow us into and perhaps beyond the Anthropocene have begun to learn from "unsupervised" encounters with our digital libraries. What will we preserve for the living generations and artificial intelligences that will come? What do we neglect, or even choose to extinguish? And from an elegiac archive, a library of endings, can we create forward-looking, speculative collections--collections from which to deep-dream new futures? The most extra/ordinary power we possess is the power to make poetry from records of the past. Could it be called on, one day, to reconstitute the world?

    3:30 to 5:00 Joint Reception: DHSI and DLFxDHSI (University Club)
    DLFxDHSI Poster/Demo Session
    DHSI Colloquium Poster/Demo Session
  • Medlars as a Colonialist Artifact in Menzies' Journal. Paula Johanson (U Victoria)
  • Camp Edit: the Institute for the Editing of Historical Documents. Nikolaus Wasmoen (Association for Documentary Editing, U Buffalo), Jennifer Stertzer (Association for Documentary Editing, U Virginia), and Cathy Moran Hajo (Association for Documentary Editing, Ramapo C)
  • A Digital Archaeology of Life in Cleveland’s Depression-Era Slums. Charlie Harper (Case Western Reserve U) and Jared Bendis (Case Western Reserve U)
  • Feminist Pest Control: controlling and not controlling nonhuman pests. Lindsay Garcia (C of William and Mary)
  • Legends of the Buddhist Saints. Jonathan S. Walters (Whitman C) and Dana Johnson (Freelance Web Developer)
  • Accessibility in Digital Environments Via TEI-Encoded Uncontracted Braille. Gia Alexander (Texas A&M U)
  • Translation3point0: Why Literary Translation Data Matters. Katie King (U Washington)
  • PoéticaSonora: A Digital Audio Repository Prototype for Latin American Sound Art and Poetry. Aurelio Meza (Concordia U)
  • Beauty and the Book: Pre-Raphaelite Artistic Practice Contained. Josie Greenhill (U Victoria)
  • Poetic Procedures/Digital Deformances. Corey Sparks (California State U, Chico)
  • Miranda, the Folger Shakespeare Library’s new Digital Asset Platform. Meaghan Brown (Folger Shakespeare Library)
  • Living Song Project. Quinn Patrick Ankrum (U Cincinnati) and Elizabeth Avery (U Oklahoma)
  • Digital Frankenstein Variorum. Rikk Mulligan (Carnegie Mellon U)
  • Saturday, 9 June 2018 [DLFxDHSI + DHSI Conference and Colloquium]

    8:30 to 9:00 DLFxDHSI Registration (MacLaurin A100)
    9:00 to 5:30 DLFxDHSI UnConference Sessions
    9:00 to 5:00
    DHSI Colloquium Day Conference (MacLaurin A144)

    Admission to the day conference is included in your DHSI registration fee. Please use the following link to add yourself to the participants list so we can be prepared to accommodate you: https://bit.ly/2H8nKQ6​


  • Welcome

  • People I: Documenting Online Lives
  • Examining Gendered Harassment Online and in Silicon Valley. Andrea Flores (Utica C)
  • This is Just to Say I Have <X> the <Y> in your <Z>: Modernist Memes in an Era of Public Apology. Shawna Ross (Texas A&M U)
  • Youtube Yoga and Ritual on Demand: The Virtual Economics of Hindu Soteriology. Dheepa Sundaram (C of Wooster)

  • Break

  • People II: Documenting Lives Online
  • Voices from the Water's Edge: Documenting Change in Post-Katrina New Orleans. Janet Simons (Digital Humanities Initiative, Hamilton C)
  • The Resemblage Project: Creativity and Digital Health Humanities in Canada. Andrea Charise (U Toronto) and Stefan Krecsy (U Toronto)

  • Lunch

  • Projects I: Building and Analyzing
  • Building the ARTECHNE Database: New directions in Digital Art History. Marieke Hendriksen (Old Dominion U)
  • The Ineffective Inquisition: The Holy Office's Sphere of Influence in Early Modern New Spain. Kira Homo (Pennsylvania State U)

  • Break

  • Projects II: Mapping and Visualizing
  • Mapping Sarah Sophia Bank’s Numismatic Collection. Erica Hayes (North Carolina State U) and Kacie Wills (U California, Riverside)
  • Text Mining and Visualizing 18th Century American Correspondence. Ashley Sanders Garcia (U California, Los Angeles)

  • Break

  • Practices: Digital Scholarship on Campus and in the Classroom
  • Digital Humanities in Latin American Studies: Cybercultures Initiative. Angelica Huizar (Old Dominion U)
  • Making it Seem Easy: Interdisciplinary Team Defines and Measures DH interest at SUNY Oswego. Serenity Sutherland (SUNY Oswego), Fiona Coll (SUNY Oswego), Sarah Weisman (SUNY Oswego), Candis Haak (SUNY Oswego), and Murat Yasar (SUNY Oswego)
  • ARL Digital Scholarship Institute. Sarah Melton (Boston C)

  • Concluding Remarks
  • Sunday, 10 June 2018 [SINM + DHSI Registration, Workshops]

    8:30 to 9:00 Symposium on Indigenous New Media Registration (MacLaurin A100)
    9:00 to 5:00 DHSI Registration (MacLaurin A100)
    9:00 to 4:00 SINM Sessions
    9:00 to Noon DHSI AM Workshop Sessions (click for workshop details)
    1:00 to 4:00 DHSI PM Workshop Sessions (click for workshop details)
    4:10 to 5:00
    Joint Institute Lecture (DHSI and SINM):
    David Gaertner (U British Columbia): “A Landless Territory?: CyberPowWow and the Politics of Indigenous New Media.”
    (MacLaurin A144)

    Abstract: Following the 1997 launch of Skawennati's (Mohawk) CyberPowWow, digital space has become a vital new territory for the resurgence of Indigenous storytelling and cultural practice: "We have signed a new treaty," Cree artist Archer Pechawis wrote of this period, "and it is good. We have the right to hunt, fish, dance and make art at www.CyberPowWow.net, .org and .com for as long as the grass grows and the rivers flow." This talk will critically explore the theoretical, cultural, political-economic, and gendered dynamics underwriting the histories and futures of Indigenous new media. Particular attention will be given in examining the ways in which new media and digital storytelling connect to and support key issues in the field of Indigenous studies, such as sovereignty, self-determination, decolonization, and land rights.

    After the day, many will wander to Cadboro Bay and the pub at Smuggler's Cove OR the other direction to Shelbourne Plaza and Maude Hunter's Pub OR even into the city for a bite to eat.

    Monday, 11 June 2018 [DHSI + SINM]

    Your hosts for the week are Ray Siemens and Dan Sondheim.
    7:45 to 8:15 DHSI Last-minute Registration (MacLaurin A100)
    8:30 to 10:00 DHSI Welcome, Orientation, and Instructor Overview (MacLaurin A144)
    9:00 to 4:00 SINM Sessions
    10:15 to Noon DHSI Classes in Session
    12:15 to 1:15 Lunch break / Unconference Coordination Session (MacLaurin A144)
    (Grab a sandwich and come on down!)
    DHSI Undergraduate Meet-up, Brown-Bag (details via email)
    1:30 to 4:00 DHSI Classes in Session
    4:10 to 5:00
    Joint Institute Lecture (DHSI and SINM):
    Jordan Abel (Simon Fraser U): "Indigeneity, Conceptualism, and the Borders of DH.”
    (MacLaurin A144)

    Abstract: This talk brings together digital humanities discourses in computational textual analysis and Indigenous Literary Studies to analyze a corpus comprised of every book of Indigenous poetry published in Canada, extending from Pauline Johnson's 1895 book The White Wampum to Marilyn Dumont's 2015 book The Pemmican Eaters. While the main goal of this research project initially centered on the topic modeling of a corpus of Indigenous poetry, the project also addresses the systemic barriers that have prevented such work gaining traction, and likewise attempts to address the specific challenges that Indigenous writing (and in particular Indigenous poetry) present to current Digital Humanities methodologies.

    5:00 to 6:00 Joint Reception: DHSI and SINM (University Club)

    Tuesday, 12 June 2018

    9:00 to Noon Classes in Session
    12:15 to 1:15 Lunch break / Unconference
    "Mystery" Lunches
    1:30 to 4:00 Classes in Session
    4:15 to 5:15
    DHSI Colloquium Lightning Talk Session 4 (MacLaurin A144)
    Chair: Lindsey Seatter

  • Mapping Indigenous and Chicana/o Environmental Imaginaries using GIS. Stevie Ruiz (California State U, Northridge), Quetzalli Enrique (California State U, Northridge), Enrique Ramirez (California State U, Northridge), and Tomas Figueroa (California State U, Northridge)
  • Doing DH with Graphic Narratives. John Barber (Washington State U)
  • “But is it any good?”: A quantitative approach to the popularity of digital fanfiction. Suzanne Black (U Edinburgh)
  • The American Prison Writing Archive (APWA). Doran Larson (Hamilton C), Janet Simons (Digital Humanities Initiative, Hamilton C), and William Rasenberger (Hamilton C)
  • 6:00 to 8:00 DHSI Newcomer's Beer-B-Q (Felicitas, Student Union Building)

    Wednesday, 13 June 2018

    9:00 to Noon Classes in Session
    12:15 to 1:15 Lunch break / Unconference
    "Mystery" Lunches
    1:30 to 4:00 Classes in Session
    4:15 to 5:15
    DHSI Colloquium Lightning Talk Session 5 (MacLaurin A144)
    Chair: Lindsey Seatter

  • Faraway, so close: Has the political environment really changed in Ecuador?. Luis Meneses (Electronic Textual Cultures Lab, U Victoria)
  • Re-mixing Melville's Reading: Text Analysis of Marginalia with R and XSLT. Christopher Ohge (U London, School of Advanced Study) and Steven Olsen-Smith (Boise State U)
  • Developing Interactive and Open-Source OER: Inquiry-Based Music Theory. Evan Williamson (U Idaho)
  • Spatial Humanities and the Web of Everywhere. Ken Cooper (SUNY Geneseo)
  • 6:00 to 7:00 "Half Way There (yet again)!" [An Informal, Self-Organized Birds of a Feather Get-Together] (Felicitas, Student Union Building)
    Bring your DHSI nametag and enjoy your first tipple on us!

    Thursday, 14 June 2018

    9:00 to Noon Classes in Session
    12:15 to 1:15 Lunch break / Unconference
    "Mystery" Lunches

    [Instructor lunch meeting]
    1:30 to 4:00 Classes in Session
    4:15 to 5:15
    DHSI Colloquium Lightning Talk Session 6 (MacLaurin A144)
    Chair: Lindsey Seatter

  • Composition not Inheritance: Imagining a Functional Digital Humanities. Andrew Pilsch (Texas A&M U)
  • Plotting Our Trajectories: Navigating, Situating, and Re-Inventing Research Topoi with R. Sean McCullough (Texas Christian University) and Jongkeyong Kim (Texas Christian U)
  • Herb Simon and His Books. Avery Wiscomb (Carnegie Mellon U) and Daniel Evans (Carnegie Mellon U)
  • (De/Re)Defining “The Digital”: A Decolonial Approach to Digital Humanities. Ashley Caranto Morford (U Toronto) and Arun Jacob (McMaster U)
  • 7:30 to 9:30 (Groovier?) Movie(r) Night (MacLaurin A144)

    Friday, 15 June 2018

    9:00 to Noon Classes in Session
    12:15 to 1:15 Lunch Reception / Course E-Exhibits (MacLaurin A100)
    1:30 to 2:30
    Institute Lecture: William Bowen (U Toronto Scarborough): “Discovery, Collaboration and Dissemination: Lessons Learned and Plans for the Future”
    (MacLaurin A144)

    Abstract: Much has changed and continues to change in digital humanities since the formal establishment of Iter in the Fall of 1997. However, the mandate of the not-for-profit partnership to support "the advancement of learning in the study and teaching of Middle Ages and Renaissance (400--1700) through the development and distribution of online resources" continues to have relevance. This presentation explores the striking challenges faced by Iter and presents our current thinking on the realization of this mandate for the future through a platform with a focus on facilitating the discovery of the academic resources necessary to our work; creating an environment for collaboration, sharing and developing projects; and on enabling the distribution and publication of our scholarship.

    2:40 to 3:00 Awards and Bursaries Recognition
    Closing, DHSI in Review (MacLaurin A144)

    Contact info:
    institut@uvic.ca P: 250-472-5401 F: 250-472-5681