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Digital Humanities Summer Institute: Technologies East


May 17, 2017 08:00 - May 20, 2017 17:00





DHSITE – Digital Humanities Summer Institute: Technologies East (SHNTech: École d’été en sciences humaines numériques) is a University of Ottawa and Carleton University joint initiative. DHSITE2017 is a four-day bilingual event introducing new computing technologies and their uses in education and research. It addresses topics such as digitizing, disseminating, and archiving data in various disciplines and using a variety of approaches.

The Digital Humanities address the broad implications of new media for the arts, culture, politics, society, and scholarship. Digital humanists (a rubric which includes those working in the arts and social sciences) recognize that print is no longer the globally dominant medium of knowledge and expression, and are developing new theories, methods, and tools for studying the cultural record, along with everything from ebooks and databases to social media, video games and virtual reality.

DHSITE acts as a summer school, a conference, and a meeting place for practitioners, academics, students, and independent scholars — in short, anyone who works with or wants to learn about advanced technologies and their applications.

The institute is also a site of intellectual and cultural confluence. It brings together digital humanists working in both French and English across Central and Eastern Canada and Quebec, and it embraces a cross-institutional approach by involving industry and educational partners.

DHSITE this year will include an array of workshops, lectures, project presentations, and round tables that experiment with cutting-edge tools in the digital humanities.

uOttawa keynote speakers:

  • May 17: Chris Funkhouser (New Jersey Institute of Technology, US)
  • May 18: Benjamin Deruelle (Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada) et Stéphane Lamassé (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, France)

Carleton University keynote speakers:

  • May 19: Isabel Pedersen (University of Toronto Institute of Technology, Canada)