Frequently Asked Questions

Please toggle through the drop-downs below for answers to frequently asked questions. If after reviewing this page, your question is still unresolved, please email


How do I register for DHSI 2024?

Please visit  Registration and Fees and follow the link to our registration form.

What is the DHSI cancellations and refunds policy? How do I cancel and/or change my registration?

Refunds can be requested up to one month before the event (3 May 2024). Refunds will not be issued until after DHSI, which takes place in June. Due to institutional processes, we will need a copy of the receipt for your original registration fees in order to process a refund. Please also note that registration amounts include a non-refundable administration fee ($150 per course for students and $300 per course for non-students, inclusive of all external service fees).

Please contact us at if you need to cancel your registration or change your registration selections. It is also helpful to let your course instructor know if you are unable to attend anymore.


I registered before receiving a scholarship. Can I be reimbursed for the amount of the scholarship?

Per our policy posted on our Scholarships page and noted on the registration forms, in order to be eligible for a DHSI scholarship, you must complete the scholarship application and receive your acceptance before registering for a course. We regret that we are unable to offer fee reimbursements to participants who register before receiving the results of their scholarship application.

If the course I am most interested in is full, can I be put on a waiting list?

DHSI courses do fill, some very quickly. And, for better or worse, it is very rare that spots open up in DHSI courses once they fill, so we do not keep waiting lists. It is sometimes possible to switch into a course that is full on the first day of DHSI. Please be in touch with us at that time if you would like to make a switch.

I am interested in a course, but I don’t know yet if I will be able to attend. Can you hold a spot for me until I know for sure that I can register?

Unfortunately we are unable to hold spots in DHSI courses unless registration is fully paid.

Where can I find my receipt and/or which course I've registered for?

You will have received an emailed receipt from Eventbrite with your ticket information when you registered that outlines everything you signed up for. The email subject line to look for is: “Your Tickets for Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI) 2024”.

Course Details and Content

Who should I talk to about the content of a DHSI course?
Please visit the Courses page for course listings and previous syllabi. For any course content questions not answered on that page, please contact the instructor(s) directly. Most instructor contact information can be found on their institutional websites.
I may not be able to attend my full course. Will I still receive a certificate?

We encourage all registrants to attend their full course in person to ensure everyone is fully up to date on the course content and connected to the class community. If you must miss some course time, please contact your course instructor(s) directly. Most instructor contact information can be found on their institutional websites. Whether you can still be issued a certificate of completion is at the discretion of the instructor(s).

Can I share any of the videos and/or documents provided to me for the DHSI courses I registered in?

DHSI materials (e.g., videos, documents, etc.) are intended for registrant use only. If someone asks you for the materials, please invite them to complete the registration form.

Attending DHSI

Does DHSI registration also cover meals, accommodations, and/or travel costs?

DHSI registration fees are for course tuition only and do not cover meals, accommodation, and/or travel. Please visit the Scholarships and Bursaries and Registration & Fees page for more information about opportunities for tuition and travel supports. We are able to notify bursary winners in April. Many participants have also had success pursuing additional support from their home institutions.

Where should I go if I need to see a doctor during DHSI?
Please visit the following resource for locations and wait times at walk-in clinics through Greater Victoria: For free provincial health information and advice via phone, please call 8-1-1. For medical emergencies, please call 9-1-1.


Where can I get something printed at UVic?

You can visit McPherson Library, ZAP Copy, or UVic Printing Services who each offer on-campus printing services for both UVic and non-UVic affiliated participants.

Can DHSI or the University of Victoria provide support with my visa application process?

All visa questions and support needs must be handled by your nearest Canadian visa office. We can provide letters of support to those who are registered and confirmed participants.

Aligned Conferences & Events

I’m a registered participant or presenter in an aligned conference, and I have a question. Who do I reach out to?
  • DHSI Conference and Colloquium → Kyle Dase (UVic)
  • Project Management in the Humanities → Lynne Siemens (UVic)
  • Open Digital Collaborative Project Preservation in the Humanities → Luis Meneses (Vancouver Island U)
  • #GraphPoem → Chris Tănăsescu (U Oberta de Catalunya and U Louvain, aka MARGENTO)

Schedule / Timetable

What timezone are items on the timetable listed in?
All times on the DHSI timetable are listed in the North American Pacific Time Zone.

Social Media

Do you have recommendations for social media use during DHSI activities?

We have included some tips for social media best practices during events on our Accessibility & Social Media Guidelines page.

Does DHSI 2024 have a hashtag?

Yes! The hashtag is #DHSI24. You can follow us on Twitter at @DHinstitute, and the ETCL tweets from @ETCLatUVic.

More Info

What traditional territory does the University of Victoria stand on?

UVic stands on the traditional territory of the lək̓ʷəŋən peoples, and acknowledges the Songhees, Esquimalt and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day. To learn more about local Indigenous groups and peoples, visit:

Do you have community guidelines?

Yes, we do! The Digital Humanities Summer Institute is dedicated to offering a safe, respectful, friendly, and collegial environment for the benefit of everyone who attends, and for the advancement of the interests that bring us together. There is no place at DHSI for harassment or intimidation of any kind. For more details, see the Statement of Ethics & Inclusion.

Do you have accessibility guidelines?

We do! Please see our Accessibility & Social Media Guidelines page for info about how to prepare for DHSI as a presenter, speaker, or chair and for information about joining the conversation on Twitter.

Do you have a question about DHSI that is not answered on this page? Please feel free to contact us at Emails are monitored Monday to Friday, 9 am – 5 pm Pacific Time. Thank you!