With funding from the NEH program Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities , the Center for History and New Media (CHNM) at George Mason University is pleased to announce "One Week | One Tool: A Digital Humanities Barn Raising." The institute will be held this summer, from July 25 - July 31, 2010.
At this unique institute, the Center for History and New Media will bring together a group of twelve digital humanists of diverse disciplinary backgrounds and practical experience to build something useful and usable, and in so doing learn about the principles of designing, building, and sustaining software for humanities scholarship. A short course of training in principles of open source software development will be followed by an intense five days of doing and a year of continued remote engagement, development, testing, dissemination, and evaluation. Comprising designers and developers as well as scholars, project managers, outreach specialists, and other non-technical participants, the group will conceive a tool, outline a roadmap, develop and disseminate an initial prototype, lay the ground work for building an open source community, and make first steps toward securing the project’s long-term sustainability.
For more information about the institute, travel funding, and how to apply, please see the Call for Participation Website .