Saturday, 3 June 2017 [Workshop: A Brief Introduction to DH]

9:00 to 4:00 Workshop: A Brief Introduction to DH (MacLaurin D115, Classroom)

Sunday, 4 June 2017 [DHSI Registration, Meetings, Workshops]

9:00 to 4:00 Full Day Workshops
   - Data Wrangling for Digital Projects (NEW LOCATION: MacLaurin D115, Classroom)
   - Intersectionality and Surveillance (David Strong C124, Classroom)

Early Class Meeting: 3. [Foundations] DH For Department Chairs and Deans (David Strong C114, Classroom)
Further details are available from instructors in early May to those registered in the class. Registration materials will be available in the classroom.
12:30 to 4:30 DHSI Registration (NEW LOCATION: MacLaurin Building, Room A100)
1:00 to 4:00 3-hour Workshops
   - DHSI Knits: History of Textiles and Technology (Fine Arts 124, Classroom)
   - Use Apache Spark to Explore and Process Large Datasets for Humanities Research (NEW LOCATION: David Strong C108, Classroom)
   - 3D Visualization for the Humanities (MacLaurin D105, Classroom)
   - Archives for Digital Humanists (NEW LOCATION: McPherson Library A003, Classroom)
   - Dynamic Ontologies for the Humanities (MacLaurin D016, Classroom)
4:30 to 6:00 DHSI Welcome BBQ (Get the details, and let us know you're coming, via this link!)

After the welcome BBQ, 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.

Monday, 5 June 2017

Your hosts for the week are 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 (click for details and locations)
  • 1. [Foundations] Text Encoding Fundamentals and their Application (Clearihue A102, Lab)
  • 2. [Foundations] Digitisation Fundamentals and their Application (Clearihue A108, Lab)
  • 3. [Foundations] DH For Department Chairs and Deans (David Strong C114, Classroom)
  • 4. [Foundations] Fundamentals of Programming/Coding for Human(s|ists) (Clearihue A103, Lab)
  • 5. [Foundations] Understanding The Predigital Book: Technology and Texts (McPherson Library A003, Classroom)
  • 6. Out-of-the-Box Text Analysis for the Digital Humanities (Human and Social Development A160, Lab)
  • 7. Geographical Information Systems in the Digital Humanities (Business and Economics 170, Lab)
  • 8. CloudPowering DH Research (Clearihue A012, Lab)
  • 9. Digital Storytelling (MacLaurin D111, Classroom)
  • 10. Critical Pedagogy and Digital Praxis in the Humanities (MacLaurin D105, Classroom)
  • 11. Text Processing - Techniques & Traditions (Cornett A229, Classroom)
  • 12. 3D Modelling for the Digital Humanities and Social Sciences (MacLaurin D010, Classroom)
  • 13. RDF and Linked Open Data (David Strong C108, Classroom)
  • 14. Conceptualizing and Creating a Digital Edition (MacLaurin D103, Classroom)
  • 15. Visualizing Information: Where Data Meets Design (MacLaurin D107, Classroom)
  • 16. Drupal for Digital Humanities Projects (MacLaurin D109, Classroom)
  • 17. Introduction to Electronic Literature in DH: Research and Practice (MacLaurin D115, Classroom)
  • 18. Accessibility & Digital Environments (MacLaurin D101, Classroom)
  • 19. Feminist Digital Humanities: Theoretical, Social, and Material Engagements (David Strong C124, Classroom)
  • 20. XML Applications for Historical and Literary Research (MacLaurin D016, Classroom)
  • 21. Open Access and Open Social Scholarship (MacLaurin D114, Classroom)
  • 22. Ethical Collaboration in the Digital Humanities (Clearihue D131, Classroom)
  • 24. Digital Games as Interactive Tools for Scholarly Research, Communication and Pedagogy (MacLaurin D110, Classroom)


  • 12:15 to 1:15
    Lunch break / Unconference Coordination Session (MacLaurin A144)
    (Grab a sandwich and come on down!)

    Unconference discussions through DHSI are coordinated by Paige Morgan, Yvonne Lam, and others; discussion topics, scheduling, and room assignments from among all DHSI rooms will be handled at this meeting. See the proposal/programme/location grid linked here.

    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 ...)
    Co-Chairs: Emily Murphy (Queens U) and Randa El-Khatib (U Victoria)
    (MacLaurin A144)
    Jessica Otis (Carnegie Mellon U): "DH In The Big Tent." Abstract: As a Digital Humanities specialist at Carnegie Mellon University, I experience the "Big Tent" of digital humanities on a regular basis. I support professors and students using everything from computer simulations for philosophical research to machine learning for studying old texts, while my own projects run the gamut from text encoding to network analysis to software containerization. For me, working in DH is a balancing act between pushing the borders of humanities knowledge while still maintaining a meaningful core of "what is DH?"

    David Wrisley (NYU Abu Dhabi / American U Beirut): "#myDHis messy" Abstract: As a digital medievalist working with a textual record where orthographic variance is the norm, living in environments with complex multilingual medleys, and contributing to a number of local DH cultures across countries, my DH is perpetually messy. Some infrastructure can make things easier, but I would like to speak in praise of bricolage: making do with what you have, when you have it and for as long as you have it. Whereas some might argue that confusion is the mother of error, let us consider it instead as a necessary step towards creativity.

    Meaghan Brown (Folger Shakespeare Library): "#myDHis Dusty" Abstract: As the Fellow for Data Curation at the Folger Shakespeare Library, the digital project I manage and the projects I coordinate with are deeply engaged with and indebted to our physical holdings. While Digital Humanities is often accused of being entranced with the shiny and new, I have found that descriptive bibliography and other ‘dusty’ disciplines have a great deal to offer as we create, curate, and connect digital objects. I want to ask how forms of scholarly description and organization can help us structure digital collections and think about the material implications of digital humanities work.

    Angel David Nieves (Hamilton C): "Engaging Social Justice Pedagogy and Scholarly Practices in the Digital Humanities." Abstract: An emerging critical discourse applying social justice theory and practice to digital/media scholarship is claiming growing interest. What might an intersectional framework accomplish with respect to digital humanities when an analysis with respect to race, class, gender, sexuality and difference is provided? Nieves will provide some points and reflection for further debate and discussion.

    Corina Koolen (U Amsterdam): "The Downside of Difference." Abstract: Computational methods and models generally focus on differences between data sets, even though the overlap between data sets can be large. I argue that we miss part of the truth – and might even practice a form of cherry picking – when we overlook the commonalities. My argument will take the form of an example: the ‘gap’ between female and male authors in Dutch literary award nominees.

    Jacob Heil (C of Wooster): "#myDHis edgy and therefore slow" Abstract: Hoping that you’ll forgive an admittedly fast-and-loose borrowing from graph theory, I want to wonder (with you) whether or not, in the work that we do and in our discourses of “collaboration,” we privilege the node over the edge. Do we think more about, say, expertise than we do about the natures of the relationships between experts? In these brief remarks I want to draw upon my experiences building up (and building upon) cultures of DH as a way of recentering the humanness of digital humanities.

    Michelle Schwartz (Ryerson U): "#myDHis radically inclusive" Abstract: My entry into the digital humanities came via a community archive, rather than through traditional academia, and the focus of my work thus far has been to use DH tools to recreate the feeling of that community space online. Rather than working from a specific research question, my goal has been to use DH to make radical history relevant and accessible, and to inspire in people the joy of discovery. One starting point for that mission has been to work with undergraduate, rather than graduate students, to let those students set their own path, and to use their personal journeys to guide the project.

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

    We are grateful to Gale Cengage for its sponsorship of the reception.

    Tuesday, 6 June 2017

    9:00 to Noon Classes in Session
    12:15 to 1:15 Lunch break / Unconference
    "Mystery" Lunches (Sign up here, before 28 May!)
    ETCL 'Brown Bag' Lunch Talk: Corey Davis, "Building Collaborative Models (and Relationships) for Long-Term Digital Preservation" (Hickman 105)

    Research libraries have always played an important role in the long-term preservation of society’s documentary heritage. And while maintaining large collections of print resources over time is not without its difficulties, the challenges of managing digital materials for the long-term are enormous. New methodologies for building and sustaining our cultural heritage are being developed, and this talk will explore a variety of shared services being deployed by research libraries in Canada in support of digital stewardship and preservation activities.

    Our collective cultural memory is increasingly stored in transitory bits and bytes, leading some to warn of an approaching digital dark age, where the historical record is slowly but inevitably overwritten in a thousand air-conditioned server rooms across the globe. Combine this with an environment of increasing political and environmental uncertainty, and the challenges associated with saving our cultural memory can seem daunting. So what can libraries do about it?

    This presentation will define digital preservation as a complex set of systems and organizational activities required to ensure the long-term viability of digital materials over time, and provide an update

    BIO: Corey Davis is the Digital Preservation Network Manager for the Council of Prairie and Pacific University Libraries (COPPUL), a consortium of 22 university libraries in Western Canada, where he works to develop the technical and policy infrastructure to support long term preservation of digital objects for all COPPUL members. He is also Systems Librarian at the University of Victoria Libraries.
    1:30 to 4:00 Classes in Session
    4:15 to 5:45
    DHSI Colloquium Session 1 (MacLaurin A144)
    Chair: Lindsey Seatter (U Victoria)

  • A Question of Style: individual voices and corporate identity in the Edinburgh, 1814-1820. Francesca Benatti (The Open U) and David King (The Open U)
  • Disaster without Relief: Survivors' Stories of the 1928 Hurricane. Christina Boyles (U Iowa)
  • Recognizing Graduate Student Professionalizationthrough Open Badges: An experiment and a discussion. Anandi Silva Knuppel (Emory U)
  • Sustainable & Accessible Interactive Documentary Storytelling Without Heavy Coding: The Story of the Stuff. Ashley Maynor (U Tennessee, Knoxville)
  • Maker and Made: An Uneasy Relationship. John Barber (Washington State U, Vancouver)
  • Pathfinders, the Method; Traversals, the Process. Dene Grigar (Washington State U, Vancouver)
  • The Creation of the First Digital Humanities Research Center on US Latina/o Literature: Doing Work that Matters. Gabriela Baeza Ventura (U Houston) and Carolina Villarroel (U Houston)
  • 6:00 to 8:00 DHSI Newcomer's Beer-B-Q (Smuggler's Cove)

    Wednesday, 7 June 2017

    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 5:45
    DHSI Colloquium Session 2 (MacLaurin A144)
    Chair: Lindsey Seatter (U Victoria)

  • Visualizing a Web of Poems, Poets, and Readers. Amanda Watson (New York U)
  • OKCollaborate: Out-Of-This-World. Interdisciplinary. Fun! Carmel Ohman (U Oregon)
  • Reading Born Digital Literature: mez breeze and Andy Campbell’s All of the Delicate Duplicates. Dene Grigar (Washington State U, Vancouver)
  • Radio Ownership and Nation Building in Post-Colonial Philippines. Teilhard Paradela (U British Columbia)
  • Joyce and the Graveyard of Digital Empires. Elyse Graham (SUNY, Stony Brook)
  • All the feels, all the clicks: Hypertext narrative & the affect effects on/of player choice. Ariel Kroon (U Alberta)
  • Studying repetition in visual images: the IIT and network analysis. Elizabeth Honig (U California, Berkeley)
  • 6:00 to 7:00 "Half Way There!" Birds of a Feather Get-Together (Felicitas, Student Union Building)
    Bring your DHSI nametag and enjoy your first tipple on us!

    Thursday, 8 June 2017

    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 5:45
    DHSI Colloquium Session 3 (MacLaurin A144)
    Chair: Lindsey Seatter (U Victoria)

  • Writing Program Histories and Collaborative Maintenance of a Digital Program Archive. Kayla A. Sparks (Texas Christian U)
  • Gaming Literacy and Education: Re-Thinking Digital Games and Gamification. Polina Vinogradova (Ryerson U)
  • Using Digital Humanities in the Classroom. Claire Battershill (U Reading) and Shawna Ross (Texas A&M U)
  • Beyond the Classroom: Using Student Organizations to Build Collaborative Communities. Kaitlyn Grant (U Alberta), Chelsea Miya (U Alberta), Greg Whistance-Smith (U Alberta), Laura Gerlitz (U Alberta), Kiese Ndily (U Alberta), and Paul Gifford (U Alberta)
  • An analysis of the political environment in Ecuador through Presidential discourses. Luis Meneses (U Victoria)
  • "'My Wife's joined the Suffrage Movement, (I've suffered ever since!)': Suffrage Postcards, the Visual Rhetoric of Masculinity, and Feminist Digital Archiving Practices". Kristin Allukian (U South Florida)
  • Towards Poetics in Multiple Senses: Studying Examples of Suheir Hammad’s Performed Poetry. Thana Al-Shakhs (Louisiana State U)
  • From East to West through Hypertext: Online Literary Journals as a Medium and Translations/Translators of Arabic Literature. Norah Alkharashi (Concordia U)
  • 5:30 to 7:30
    DHSI Librarians Reception
    Digital Scholarship Commons, Mearns Centre for Learning /McPherson Library 3rd Floor


    About one third of DHSI attendees are librarians and archivists, or are in training for library and archival positions. This year, for the first time, the University of Victoria Libraries are pleased to welcome our colleagues to the DHSI Librarians Reception. We invite all librarians, archivists, and friends to join colleagues from across North America and the world for drinks and appetizers in our brand new Digital Scholarship Commons. This event will take place on the third floor of the Mearns Centre for Learning /McPherson Library on Thursday June 8th from 5:30-7:30 pm. RSVP here.

    7:30 to 9:30 (Groovy?) Movie Night (MacLaurin A144)

    Friday, 9 June 2017 [DHSI; SHARP Opening]

    9:00 to Noon DHSI Classes in Session
    11:00 to 1:30 SHARP Conference Registration (MacLaurin A100)
    Late registration is available at the SHARP information desk, at this same location.
    12:15 to 1:15 DHSI Lunch Reception / Course E-Exhibits (MacLaurin A100)
    1:30 to 1:50 DHSI Week 1 Farewell (Hickman 105)
    2:00 to 2:45 SHARP Conference Opening, Welcome (MacLaurin A144)
    2:45 to 3:45
    Joint Institute Lecture (SHARP and DHSI):
    Julia Flanders (Northeastern U): “Cultures of Reception: Readership and Discontinuity in the History of Women's Writing.”
    Chair: Sydney Shep (Victoria U Wellington)
    (MacLaurin A144; the lecture will also be live-streamed, with love and care, to Hickman 105)

    Abstract: The work of textual recovery and republication for which the Women Writers Project is well known is to all appearances an effort to rediscover a textual and artifactual history: a history of books, once in circulation, now lodged invisibly in remote libraries and inaccessible to scholars and students, but brought back into the light by digital remediation. But the more significant and difficult rediscovery has to do with readership. In republishing these texts we are also seeking to reinsert them into a cultural landscape that has forgotten how to read them. And in republishing them digitally we are also reopening the question of what it means to read. Our challenge is to develop mechanisms of circulation that avoid reproducing the original conditions of invisibility and disappearance in which women's writing circulated. This presentation will examine the WWP's work on readership and reception in the context of digital technologies of reading and textual circulation.

    4:00 to 5:00
    Joint Reception: SHARP and DHSI (University Club)
    DHSI Colloquium Poster/Demo Session
    SHARP Digital Demo and Poster Session


    DHSI Colloquium Digital Demonstrations
  • Jane Addams Papers Digital Edition Using Omeka. Cathy Moran Hajo (NYU)
  • Canadian Videotex Artists Restoration Project. John Durno (U Victoria)
  • The Folger’s Digital Anthology of Early Modern English Drama. Meaghan J. Brown (Folger Shakespeare Library) and Elizabeth Williamson (Folger Shakespeare Library)
  • The Electronic Literature Collection 3. Dene Grigar (Washington State U, Vancouver), Davin Heckman (Winona State U), and Marjorie C. Luesebrink
  • Making Up For Lost Time: (Re)Constructing Connections and Unconvering Networks in Don McLeod's Lesbian and Gay Liberation in Canada Chronology. Ewan Matthews (Ryerson), Nadine Boulay (Simon Fraser U), Candice Lipski (UBC Okanagan), Seamus Riordan-Short (UBC Okanagan), Rebecca Desjarlais (UBC Okanagan), Cole Mash (UBC Okanagan), Caitlin Voth (UBC Okanagan)

  • DHSI Colloquium Posters
  • Why Wylie? Checking Census Records for Connections between M. Wylie Blanchet and Isobel Wylie Hutchison. Paula Johanson (U Victoria)
  • “Credit where Credit is Due”: Handling Authorship in Blackfoot Language Digital Resources. Heather Bliss (U Victoria), Inge Genee (U Lethbridge), Marie-Odile Junker (Carleton U)
  • Saturday, 10 June 2017 [SHARP Conference + Suggested Outings!]

    8:30 to 9:00 Late Registration (at the SHARP information desk) (MacLaurin A100)
    8:45 to 5:00 SHARP Conference Sessions
    5:00 to 6:00
    SHARP Lecture: Lisa Gitelman (NYU): “Emoji Dick, Prequels and Sequels.”
    (MacLaurin A144)

    Abstract: This is the second in a sequence of talks that takes a 2010 "translation" of Moby Dick into emoji as an opportunity to consider the conditions of possibility that might delimit books and literature in the contemporary moment. A massive white codex and extended work of crowd-sorcery, Emoji Dick points toward the varieties of reading and--especially--of not reading that characterize our ever more digitally mediated and data-described world. Here I proceed by locating Emoji Dick alongside a key group of precursors and successors.

    All day
    Suggested Outings
    Some ideas, for those who'd like to explore the area!
    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 is 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!

    Sunday, 11 June 2017 [SHARP + DHSI Registration, Workshops]

    8:30 to 9:00 SHARP Late Registration (at the SHARP information desk) (MacLaurin A100)
    8:45 to 5:00 SHARP Conference Sessions
    9:00 to Noon DHSI Workshop: Race, Social Justice, and DH: Applied Theories and Methods (MacLaurin D110, Classroom)
    12.30 to 5:00 DHSI Registration (NEW LOCATION: MacLaurin 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.
    1:00 to 4:00 DHSI 3-hour Workshops
       - DHSI Knits: Using Design Technology (MacLaurin D010, Classroom)
       - Intersections of DH and LGBTTIQ+ Studies (MacLaurin D105, Classroom)
       - Regular Expressions (MacLaurin D111, Classroom)
       - Digital Publishing in the Humanities (MacLaurin D101, Classroom)
       - Steering the XPath (MacLaurin D103, Classroom)
       - Crowdsourcing as a Tool for Research and Public Engagement (MacLaurin D107, Classroom)
       - Web Annotation as Critical Humanities Practice (MacLaurin D016, Classroom)
    5:00 to 6:00
    SHARP Lecture: Robert Bringhurst: “The Mind-Book Problem.”
    (MacLaurin A144)

    Abstract: I used to hear a lot, in philosophical circles, about the mind-brain problem and its cognate, the mind-body problem. More recently, in pedagogical circles, I hear about an issue which I’ve come to call the mind-book problem. It is, briefly, the failure of so many human minds, in a hyperliterate society, to find any deep, lasting, and fruitful engagement with the book.
          All these problems (mind-brain, mind-body, and mind-book) seem to me related to one another. They are also related to something larger: the mind-world problem, familiar to philosophers and medical practitioners in all times and places. There are many who feel that the mind-world problem has reached epidemic proportions today, especially in the humanities. This may have something to do with the prevalence of the mind-book problem there as well.
          The book has been praised as the ark of civilization, the measure of the human heart, and the voice of God incarnate. It has also, of course, been damned as a form of dalliance or the invention of the Devil. More recently, it has been patronized as an archaic cultural relic in need of replacement or technological upgrading. I will not deny that upgrading is possible, and on several fronts desirable. But a book without a mind – like a mindless brain, a mindless body, or a mindless civilization – is a problem for which a technological upgrade may not be the answer. I will explore the mind-book problem from this and other angles.

    6:00 to 9:00 SHARP Banquet (University Club)

    Monday, 12 June 2017 [SHARP + DHSI]

    Your hosts for the week are Alyssa Arbuckle, 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)
    8:45 to 4:00 SHARP Conference Sessions
    10:15 to Noon
    DHSI Classes in Session (click for details and locations)
  • 25. [Foundations] Intro to Computation for Literary Criticism (Clearihue A105, Lab)
  • 26. [Foundations] Developing a Digital Project (With Omeka) (Cornett A229, Classroom)
  • 27. [Foundations] Models for DH at Liberal Arts Colleges (& 4 yr Institutions) (MacLaurin D109, Classroom)
  • 28. [Foundations] Introduction to Javascript and Data Visualization (Clearihue D131, Classroom)
  • 29. Wrangling Big Data for DH (Clearihue A108, Lab)
  • 30. Stylometry with R: Computer-Assisted Analysis of Literary Texts (Clearihue A102, Lab)
  • 31. Sounds and Digital Humanities (MacLaurin D111, Classroom)
  • 32. Digital Humanities Pedagogy: Integration in the Curriculum (Cornett A121, Classroom)
  • 34. Creating LAMP Infrastructure for Digital Humanities Projects (MacLaurin D107, Classroom)
  • 35. Understanding Topic Modeling (MacLaurin D105, Classroom)
  • 36. Palpability and Wearable Computing (MacLaurin D016, Classroom)
  • 37. Building a Professional Identity and Skillset in the Digital Humanities (MacLaurin D101, Classroom)
  • 38. Digital Editing with TEI: Critical, Documentary and Genetic Editing (MacLaurin D114, Classroom)
  • 40. Understanding Digital Video (MacLaurin D103, Classroom)
  • 41. Beyond TEI: Metadata for Digital Humanities (David Strong C114, Classroom)
  • 42. Extracting Cultural Networks from Thematic Research Collections (Clearihue D132, Classroom)
  • 43. Digital Public Humanities (MacLaurin D010, Classroom)
  • 44. Using Fedora Commons / Islandora (Human and Social Development A160, Lab)
  • 45. Practical Software Development for Nontraditional Digital Humanities Developers (David Strong C124, Classroom)
  • 46. Documenting Born Digital Creative and Scholarly Works for Access and Preservation (MacLaurin D115, Classroom)
  • 47. An Introduction to Computational Humanities: Mining, Machine Learning and Future Challenges (MacLaurin D110, Classroom)
  • 48. Games for Digital Humanists (David Strong C108, Classroom & Human and Social Development A170, Lab)
  • 49. Introduction to XSLT for Digital Humanists (Clearihue A103, Lab)


  • 12:15 to 1:15
    Lunch break / Unconference Coordination Session (MacLaurin A144)
    (Grab a sandwich and come on down!)

    Unconference discussions through week 2 of DHSI are coordinated by Chelcie Rowell, Julia Polyck-O'Neill, and others; discussion topics, scheduling, and room assignments from among all DHSI rooms will be handled at this meeting. See the proposal/programme/location grid linked here.

    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 (SHARP and DHSI):
    Brewster Kahle (Internet Archive) and Jo-Ann Roberts (CBC): "A Conversation with Brewster Kahle, moderated by Jo-Ann Roberts.”
    Chair: Jonathan Bengtson (U Victoria)
    (MacLaurin A144; the conversation will also be live-streamed, with love and care, to Hickman 105)

    SHARP Conference Closing Remarks
    5:00 to 6:00 Joint Reception: SHARP and DHSI (University Club)

    Tuesday, 13 June 2017

    9:00 to Noon Classes in Session
    12:15 to 1:15 Lunch break / Unconference
    "Mystery" Lunches (Sign up here, before 28 May!)
    Outdoor Poetry! (At the fountain outside of McPherson Library; rain plan: Hickman 105)
    A lunchtime poetry reading featuring four poets: Ted Nolan, Catriona Wright, Julia Polyck O'Neill, and Aaron Tucker. Poems about food and gastronomy! Conceptual feminist poetics! Chess games translated into poetry! Poems! Featuring:

    Julia Polyck-O’Neill is an artist, curator, critic, and writer. She is a doctoral candidate in Brock University’s Interdisciplinary Humanities program (Culture and Aesthetics), where she is completing a SSHRC-funded interdisciplinary and comparative critical study of contemporary conceptualist literature and art in Vancouver. She teaches in contemporary visual culture in the department of Visual Arts at the Marilyn I. Walker School. She also curates the award-winning Border Blur Reading Series in St Catharines. Her writing has been published in Feminist Spaces,Tripwire, Fermenting Feminisms (a project of the Laboratory for Aesthetics and Ecology), and The Avant Canada Anthology (forthcoming from WLU Press), and her debut chapbook, femme, was published in 2016 by above/ground press.

    Aaron Tucker is a poet and artist. His current collaborative project, Loss Sets, translates poems into sculptures which are then 3D printed. He is also the co-creator of The ChessBard, an app that transforms chess games into poems; irresponsible mediums, a version of the project in which Marcel Duchamp's chess games are translated into poems, will be published by Bookthug in Fall 2017. In addition, he is the author of punchlines (Mansfield) and Interfacing with the Internet in Popular Cinema (Palgrave Macmillan) along with the forthcoming The Militarized Internet in Popular Cinema: Virtual Weaponry (Palgrave Macmillan). He currently teaches in the English department at Ryerson University in Toronto.

    Catriona Wright is a writer, editor, and teacher. Her poems have appeared in Prism International, Prairie Fire, Rusty Toque, Lemon Hound, The Best Canadian Poetry 2015, and elsewhere. She is the poetry editor for The Puritan and a co-founder of Desert Pets Press, a chapbook press. Her debut collection, Table Manners, is out from Véhicule Press.

    E Martin Nolan is a poet, essayist and editor. He edits interviews at The Puritan where he’s also published numerous essays, interviews and blogs. He teaches at The University of Toronto. His poetry collection, Still Point, is forthcoming in October, 2017, from Invisible Press. His essays and poems have appeared in Arc, CNQ, among others. He wrote a long, illustrated poem about Donald Trump, entitled “Great Again." His non-fiction focuses on literature, sports and music.
    1:30 to 4:00 Classes in Session
    4:15 to 5:45
    DHSI Colloquium Session 4 (MacLaurin A144)
    Chair: James O'Sullivan (U Sheffield)

  • Multimodality and Community Literacy in First-Year Writing. Whitney James (Emerson C)
  • Pulling Off the Prestige: “Tricks” for Authentic Classroom Instruction. Katherine Ahnberg (U South Florida)
  • History and future developments of the Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative. Émilie Pagé-Perron (U Toronto)
  • Sounds and DH: An Uncurated Installation. John Barber (Washington State U, Vancouver)
  • Documenting Born Digital Media. Dene Grigar (Washington State U, Vancouver)
  • Writting poetry through technologies. Guadalupe Echegoyen Monroy (U Nacional Autónoma de México)
  • The Chicago School — Wikification of 105’000 volumes 1850-2015. Dan Costa Baciu (IIT)
  • 6:00 to 8:00 DHSI Newcomer's Beer-B-Q (Smuggler's Cove)

    Wednesday, 14 June 2017

    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 5:45
    DHSI Colloquium Session 5 (MacLaurin A144)
    Chair: James O'Sullivan (U Sheffield)

  • The Transcultural Storytelling Project: Memory and Cultural Heritage of minoritized populations in Brazil and Canada. Bianca Brigidi (Quest U), Ahalya Satkunaratnam (Quest U), Eduardo Viana da Silva (U Washington, Baptista) and Jean Baptista (U Goiás)
  • The Inescapable Digital: Rethinking the Position of an Avant-Garde. Ryan Ikeda (U California, Berkeley)
  • Digitization in the classroom: teaching undergraduates the art of digitizing history. Sophie Rondeau (Virginia Wesleyan C)
  • Humanities Commons: Building an Open Networked Repository for Humanities Scholars. Nicky Agate (Modern Language Association)
  • Leaving No Stone Unturned: Developing a DH Environmental Scan. E. Leigh Bonds (Ohio State U)
  • Mining for Important Textual Content — A Novel Approach Mimicking Human Associative Memory. Dan Costa Baciu (IIT)
  • Advocating, Legitimizing, and Preserving Digital Scholarship. Jasmine Mulliken (Stanford U Press)
  • 6:00 to 7:00 "Half Way There (yet again)!" Birds of a Feather Get-Together (Felicitas, Student Union Building)
    Bring your DHSI nametag and enjoy your first tipple on us!

    Thursday, 15 June 2017

    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 5:45
    DHSI Colloquium Session 6 (MacLaurin A144)
    Chair: James O'Sullivan (U Sheffield)

  • Gaming: Uses, Meaning, and Historiography. Jeffrey Lawler (CSULB) and Sean Smith (California State U, Long Beach)
  • Reception Studies in the Age of Digital Humanities. Vida Owusu-Boateng (Louisiana State U)
  • The Chicago School: Qualitative and Quantitative Data for a Complex Systems Analysis. Dan Costa Baciu (IIT)
  • Digital Scholarship in the Philosophy Classroom. Jordan Stewart-Rozema (Emory U)
  • Listen Up! Oregon Object Stories. Cole Crawford (Oregon State U)
  • Borges’ Fluid Castle and Hypertexutal Consciousness. Xinyi Zhang (San Diego State U)
  • Austin Clarke's Digital Crossings. Paul Barrett (Mc Master)
  • Antconc for correlative analysis. Judit Palencia Gutierrez (U California, Riverside)
  • 7:30 to 9:30 (Groovier?) Movie(r) Night (MacLaurin A144)

    Friday, 16 June 2017

    9:00 to Noon Classes in Session
    12:15 to 1:15 Lunch Reception / Course E-Exhibits (MacLaurin A100)
    1:30 to 2:45 Awards and Bursaries Recognition
    Institute Lecture: Elena Pierazzo (U Grenoble Alpes): “The Disciplinary Impact of the Digital: DH and 'The Others'”
    Chair: Matt Huculak (U Victoria)
    (MacLaurin A144)

    Abstract: The Digital Humanities have developed in two main institutional contexts: within dedicated research centers and within more traditional discipline-based faculties -- with those in the former case in danger of closing themselves within ivory towers of a think-alike community and the “lone wolves” of the latter case most likely to have suffered isolation and lack of real engagement with their peers. More recently, these disparate experiences are seeing some convergence as, slowly but steadily, DH has raised its profile and its impact within the Humanities, with external and internal pressure on other fields now mounting (as demonstrated by intensification of newspapers articles, manifestos and positions being advertised). We are now at a turning point: will the experience of DH feed back and enrich disciplines such as English, Spanish, History, and so on, or will brand new disciplines stem from it, as has happened for Computational Linguistics as a clearly separated entity with respect to Linguistics? These are some of the questions that this lecture will address.

    2:45 to 3:00 Closing, DHSI in Review (MacLaurin A144)

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