About DHSI

The Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI) is an annual digital scholarship training institute that is organized for its community by the Electronic Textual Cultures Lab and takes place at the University of Victoria campus. Every summer, DHSI brings together faculty, staff, and students from the arts, humanities, library, and archives communities as well as independent scholars and participants from areas beyond. DHSI provides a community-based environment for discussing and learning about new technologies and how they influence teaching, research, creation, and preservation in different disciplines. Around 800-900 participants attend this time of intensive coursework, seminars, and lectures, where participants share ideas and methods as well as develop expertise in advanced technologies.

With an alumni community of 7,500, DHSI’s activities are supported by over 75 partners & sponsors and a growing pedagogical partnership and international training network. It is coordinated by the Canadian Social Knowledge Institute (C-SKI; c-ski.ca) at UVic.

Described by one participant as an event that “combines the best aspects of a skills workshop, international conference, and summer camp,” DHSI prides itself on its friendly, informal, and collegial atmosphere. We invite you to join the DHSI community in Victoria to learn and connect with friends and colleagues, new and old.

What DHSIers Say…

“The instructors were incredibly knowledgeable, appreciative and always willing to help.”

“Great people and vibe! UVic is a great location with excellent facilities and campus. Good mix of work and play.”

“What sets [the DHSI] apart is the energy of presenters, instructors, organizers which quickly rubs off on participants.”

“DHSI provides excellent and badly-needed opportunities to learn essential skills.”

“It is the most energizing week/s of the year. I always learn things I did not know I needed to learn, always meet people that change my life, and always go home energized and motivated to develop research and teaching in novel ways.” 

Take a peek at our previous offerings and what we have coming up for this year!

If you are wanting to join us, check out our registration information.