From the (new!) Berkeley Digital Humanities Council:

Looking for opportunities to develop hands-on skills with digital humanities tools and methodologies? Consider registering for the Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI; June 2-6, 2014 in Victoria, BC, Canada), which offers week-long courses on topics including:

  • Out-of-the-box text analysis
  • Geographical information systems
  • Electronic literature in the digital humanities
  • Digital humanities databases
  • Network analysis
  • Drupal for digital projects

Because Berkeley's College of Letters and Sciences and the D-Lab are DHSI sponsors this year, all Berkeley-affiliated students, staff and faculty can use Berkeley's sponsor code ( to receive discounted tuition ($300 for students, $650 for non-students with the discount). This does not include travel and lodging in Victoria, but reasonably-priced dormitory housing can be arranged through DHSI. A limited number of scholarships and student travel bursaries are also available: Because scholarships are reviewed on a rolling basis, and courses fill up quickly, you should plan on registering no later than mid-November.

In addition to providing instructors for two DHSI courses, Berkeley plans to send five interested faculty members to DHSI this year. Selected applicants will receive a tuition voucher for the course of their choice; travel and lodging are not covered, but low-cost housing options are available through DHSI.

If selected, faculty will be expected to:

    • Attend a small number (3-4) of cohort-building meetings in spring and fall 2014.
    • Give a presentation at a digital humanities event held at Berkeley in fall 2014.
    • Contribute to team-teaching a digital humanities survey course in spring 2014, focusing on the subject matter covered by your DHSI course.

To apply, please email a copy of your CV and a statement (one page or less) indicating what course you would like to take, why, and how you anticipate incorporating the skills developed at DHSI into your teaching and/or research. Applications are due no later than Friday, October 25th; the Berkeley Digital Humanities Council will evaluate the proposals and notify all applicants by November 8th.

If you have any questions about DHSI, or if you've registered and would like to participate in the spring meet-ups, please contact


Cathryn Carson

Cathryn Carson is Interim Director of D-Lab and Associate Dean of Social Sciences, College of Letters and Science. She is a historian of science and technology.