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)
- Lee Zickel (Case Western Reserve U)
- Emily Murphy (U Victoria)
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)
6:00 to 8:00 DHSI Newcomer's Beer-B-Q

Wednesday, 6 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 2 (MacLaurin A144)
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

[Instructor lunch meeting]
1:30 to 4:00 Classes in Session
4:15 to 5:15 DHSI Colloquium Lightning Talk Session 3 (MacLaurin A144)
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): “The Library of Tomorrow: No, Literally -- Just Tomorrow”
(MacLaurin A144)

Abstract: The digital humanities have always been forward-looking---sometimes even utopian in outlook---and digital library futurism is rampant. But we build our systems and tools at a moment of heightened awareness of personal and institutional vulnerability, when many of our students, library patrons, and colleagues are focused on surviving tomorrow, not imagining better, far-off futures. How would our discourse change if we took their immediate concerns seriously? What kind of DH or digital library infrastructure might we design for them?

3:30 to 5:00 Joint Reception: DHSI and DLFxDHSI (University Club)
DHSI Colloquium Poster/Demo Session
DLFxDHSI Poster/Demo Session

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 Conference and Colloquium Sessions

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): "Distant Reading Indigenous Poetry in Canada.”
(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)
6:00 to 8:00 DHSI Newcomer's Beer-B-Q

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)
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)
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