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Attend An ODH Funded Institute

The NEH program Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities funds workshops and institutes on various topics in the digital humanities. For most institutes, attendance is free and includes reimbursement for travel and lodging. To sign up for an institute, please see below

Current Opportunities

XQuery Summer Institute: Advancing XML-Based Scholarship from Representation to Discovery

A two-week summer institute at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee for 12 participants to learn the techniques and methodologies of XQuery language, which allows for searching and manipulating texts encoded in eXtensible Markup Language.

Project Director: Clifford Anderson
Location:

Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee

Receipt Deadline: February 14, 2014
Dates: June 9, 2014 - June 20, 2014

Application Information: Website

Taking TEI Further: Teaching and Publication

A series of workshops to be held at Northeastern University (2014) and Brown University (2012 and 2013) for humanities faculty, related staff, and graduate students to explore advanced uses of digital text encoding for use in humanities scholarship and teaching.

Project Director: Julia Flanders
Location:

To be held at Northeastern University in Boston, MA.

Receipt Deadline:
Dates: Various Dates in 2012 - 2014

Application Information: Website

Digital Humanities Data Curation

As the materials and analytical practices of humanities research become increasingly digital, the theoretical knowledge and practical skills of information science, librarianship, and archival science- which come together in the research, and practice of data curation - will become more vital to humanists.

The three-day workshop will provide a strong introductory grounding in data curation concepts and practices, focusing on the special issues and challenges of data curation in the digital humanities. Learning will be largely case-based, supplemented by short lectures, guest presentations, and practical exercises.

Project Director: Trevor Muñoz
Location:

The third workshop was hosted by Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts from April 30 - May 2, 2014.

The second workshop was held at the University of Maryland, College Park from October 16 - 18, 2013. 

The first workshop was held at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign from June 24 - 26, 2013. 

Receipt Deadline:
Dates: Various dates in 2013 - 2014

Application Information: Website

Building an Accessible Future for the Humanities

A series of four two-day workshops to be held at Northeastern University, Emory University, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and the University of Texas, Austin, on theoretical and practical approaches for making digital humanities scholarship accessible to blind, low-vision, deaf, and hard-of-hearing users.  An online guide of best practices with examples of humanities projects would be produced as a part of these workshops.

Project Director: Jennifer Guiliano and George Williams
Location:

A series of four two-day workshops to be held at Northeastern University, Emory University, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and the University of Texas, Austin.

Receipt Deadline:
Dates: Various Dates in 2013 - 2014

Application Information: Website

Doing Digital History: An Institute for Mid-Career American Historians

A two-week institute for 25 historians, to be hosted by George Mason University's Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, on advanced theory and application of new media tools for teaching and scholarship.

Project Director: Sharon Leon and Sheila Brennan
Location:

George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia

Receipt Deadline:
Dates: Summer 2014, with specific dates to be announced.

Application Information: Website

Past Opportunities

One Week | One Tool: A Digital Humanities Barn Raising

A one week institute for twelve participants on the principles of humanities-centered tool design, development, and implementation, followed by a year of development support and evaluation.

Project Director: Tom Scheinfeldt
Location:

George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia

Dates: July 28, 2013 - August 3, 2013

Application Information: Website

Early Modern Digital Agendas

Early Modern Digital Agendas was a three-week summer institute hosted by the Folger Institute at the Folger Shakespeare Library in July 2013. Jonathan Hope, Professor of Literary Linguistics at the University of Strathclyde, directed a survey of the most current resources and methods in digital research in early modern studies.

Project Director: Owen Williams
Location:

Held at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC.

Dates: July 8, 2013 - July 26, 2013

Application Information: Website

Humanities Heritage 3D Visualization: Theory and Practice

A training institute in practical and theoretical approaches to 3D real-time visualization of cultural heritage sites for twenty humanities scholars jointed hosted by Arkansas State University and the University of Arkansas.

Project Director: Alyson Gill and David Frederick
Location:

Arkansas State University, Jonesboro campus in northeast Arkansas in the Mississippi Delta region, and the Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville (UAF), located in northwest Arkansas.

Dates: June 17, 2013 - July 6, 2013

Application Information: Website

Linked Ancient World Data Institute

A two-year series of summer seminars, hosted by New York University and Drew University, for humanities scholars, library and museum professionals, and advanced graduate students on the possibilities of the Linked Open Data model for use in humanities scholarship with a particular focus on Ancient Mediterranean and Near East studies.

Project Director: Tom Elliott
Location:

The 2013 opportunity was held at the Drew University campus in New Jersey

Dates: May 30, 2013 - June 1, 2013

Application Information: Website

High Performance Sound Technologies for Access and Scholarship (HiPSTAS)

A four-day institute at the University of Texas, Austin's School of Information, with a follow-up workshop for humanities scholars, librarians, archivists, and advanced graduate students on the use of analytical tools to study digital audio collections of spoken word, such as oral histories, poetry, and Native American oral traditions.

Project Director: Tanya Clement
Location:

The first institute (the "A-Side") was hosted by the University of Texas, Austin's School of Information with a follow-up (the "B-Side") meeting in May 2014.

Dates: Held May 29 - June 1, 2013 with a follow-up meeting in May 2014.

Application Information: Website

Working with Text in a Digital Age

A three-week institute with follow-up activities at Tufts University on the use of computational and corpus linguistics methodologies for scholarly research for humanities scholars, library professionals, and graduate students.

Project Director: Greg Crane, Monica Berti, Anke Lüdeling
Location:

Held at Tufts University in Medford, MA.

Dates: July 23, 2012 - August 10, 2012

Application Information: Website

Spatial Narratives and Deep Maps: Explorations in Advanced Geo-spatial Technologies and the Spatial Humanities

A two-week institute and follow-up activities for humanities scholars to consider the potential for incorporating geospatial theories, methodologies and technologies into humanities research and teaching, with a particular focus on the history of religion in the United States.

Project Director: David Bodenhamer
Location:

Held in Indianapolis from June 18 to 29, 2012 and administered by IUPUI’s Polis Center.

Dates: June 18, 2012 - June 29, 2012

Application Information: Website

Digital Cultural Mapping: Transformative Scholarship and Teaching in the Geospatial Humanities

A three-week summer institute hosted by the University of California, Los Angeles to explore how geospatial technologies like Geographic Information Systems (GIS) can be used for teaching, learning, and research in the humanities.

Project Director: Todd Presner
Location:

Held in Los Angeles on the campus of UCLA.

Dates: June 18, 2012 - July 3, 2012

Application Information: Website

High Performance Computing Collaboratory

A series of workshops held at the University of South Carolina and the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign to consider uses of high-performance computing applications in humanities research and teaching.

Project Director: Jijun Tang (University of South Carolina) and Michael Simeone (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)
Location:

Held in Champaign, IL and Columbia, SC.

Dates: Various dates in summer 2012

Application Information: Website

Computer Simulations in the Humanities

A three-week institute and follow-up activities on the use of computer simulations and modeling techniques in the humanities for twenty-four humanities scholars.

Project Director: Marvin J. Croy and Anthony F. Beavers
Location:

The first institute was held on the main campus of the University of North Carolina, Charlotte.  The second institute was coordinated with the conference sponsored by the UNC Charlotte Complex Systems Institute at UNC Charlotte's uptown campus.

Dates: First institute held June 1 - 17, 2011 and second institute held May 30 - June 1, 2012

Application Information: Website

University of Denver's Institute for the Digital Humanities

A series of three workshops held over 18 months for twenty humanities faculty and advanced graduate students on the use of digital media in scholarship and teaching.

Project Director: Adrienne Russell
Location:

The institute and conference were hosted at the University of Denver's C3 studios.

Dates: Held June 19 - 24, 2011 and conference held September 28 - 29, 2012.

Application Information: Website

NINES Summer Workshops: Emerging Issues in Digital Scholarship

A two-year series of summer workshops engaging scholars and institutional administrators in concerns relating to peer review and evaluation of digital scholarship in the humanities.

Project Director: Andrew M. Stauffer
Location:

Institutes were hosted at the University of Virginia.  A final meeting was held at the headquarters of the Modern Language Association in New York, NY.

Dates: First institute held May 30 - June 3, 2011 and second institute held June 19 - 22, 2012. Final meeting held May 20 - 21, 2013.

Application Information: Website

Broadening the Digital Humanities: The Vectors-CTS Summer Institute on Digital Approaches to American Studies

 A four-week summer institute to explore ways digital scholarship and new media publication can advance research in the fields of American Studies and Ethnic Studies.

Project Director: Philip Ethington, Tara McPherson, and John Carlos Rowe
Location:

Held at the University of Southern California.

Dates: July 18-August 12, 2011

Application Information: Website

Institute for Digital Archaeology

A semester-long program of advanced training in geospatial technologies critical to the practice of modern archaeology, followed by participation in field projects.

Project Director: Jesse Casana
Location:

Held at the Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.

Dates: 2010 - 2012

Application Information: Website

Institute for Globally Networked Learning in the Humanities, SUNY - COIL Center

A three-year institute for 60 humanities scholars and staff that included three-day workshops, online discussion, and a capstone conference on developing international team-taught courses in the humanities.

Project Director: Jon Rubin
Location:

Held online and at the SUNY Global Center in New York, NY.

Dates: June 2010 - June 2013

Application Information: Website

Institute for Enabling Geospatial Scholarship

The creation of two institutes, aimed at scholars, librarians, museum officials, and advanced graduate students, to explore how geospatial technologies like Geographic Information Systems (GIS) can be used for teaching, learning, and research in the humanities.

Project Director: Bethany Nowviskie
Location:

Held at the Scholar's Lab, University of Virginia Library.

Dates: First institute held November 15 - 18, 2009 and second institute held May 25 - 27, 2010.

Application Information: Website

Network Analysis for the Humanities

A ten-day workshop for humanities faculty members and advanced graduate students on the use of large-scale network analysis for humanities topics and questions.

Project Director: Timothy R. Tangherlini
Location:

Held at UCLA's Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (NSF Math Institute).

Dates: The institute held August 15 - 27, 2010 and a reunion conference held October 20 - 22, 2011.

Application Information: Website

Broadening the Digital Humanities: The Vectors-IML/UC-HRI Summer Institute on Multimodal Scholarship

A four-week summer institute to investigate scholarly research methods in the digital age, to include thematic discussion seminars and hands-on workshops in collaboration with technologists.

Project Director: David Theo Goldberg and Tara L. McPherson
Location:

Held at the University of Southern California's Institute for Multimedia Literacy.

Dates: July 19 - August 12, 2010

Application Information: Website

Humanities Gaming Institute: Serious Games for Research and Pedagogy

A three-week institute on the role of immersive, interactive technologies and games within the context of the humanities, with a year of follow-up support for the twenty participants.

Project Director: Duncan A. Buell
Location:

Held at University of South Carolina's Center for Digital Humanities.

Dates: June 7 - 25, 2010

Application Information: Website

Advanced Topics in TEI Encoding

A series of workshops for humanities faculty and graduate students to explore advanced uses of digital text encoding as an essential method in humanities scholarship.

Project Director: Julia Flanders
Location:

Held at University of California, Santa Barbara, University of Maryland, and University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Dates: Various dates in 2009 - 2011

Application Information:

Broadening the Digital Humanities: The Vectors-IML Summer Institute on Multimodal Scholarship

A four-week summer institute to investigate scholarly research methods in the digital age, to include thematic discussion seminars and hands-on workshops in collaboration with technologists.

Project Director: Holly Willis and Tara L. McPherson
Location:

Held at the University of Southern California's Institute for Multimedia Literacy.

Dates: July 13 - August 7, 2009

Application Information: Website

Humanities High Performance Computing Collaboratory (HpC): Coordinating High Performance Computing Institutes and the Digital

Nine institutes and one joint conference for humanities scholars, hosted by three different high-performance computer centers: the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, and the San Diego Supercomputer Center.

Project Director: Kevin D. Franklin
Location:

Held at the Pittsburgh Supercomputer Center, San Diego Supercomputer Center, and the National Center for Super Computing Applications at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Application Information: