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Education and Training

The Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI) is an annual digital scholarship training institute hosted by the University of Victoria, Canada. Each year, DHSI welcomes independent scholars, faculty, staff, and students from the arts, humanities, library, and archives communities to participate in a community-based learning environment. Since 2020, DHSI has been offered in a hybrid format.

DHSI has courses for all levels. For beginners, "Foundations" course offerings are designed to be foundational in nature, requiring little by way of prerequisite, though participants should have a basic knowledge of computing tools and methods. Other courses are aimed at those who have completed the relevant Foundations course(s) at DHSI or otherwise have similar foundational experience with digital humanities tools, methods, and approaches.

Every year, CoDHR sponsors five scholars to represent Texas A&M at DHSI and attend one course of their choosing. TAMU faculty, staff, and graduate students are eligible to receive a sponsorship. DHSI also offers a handful of scholarships and bursaries which are available here.

The Programming Historian publishes novice-friendly, peer-reviewed tutorials that help humanists learn a wide range of digital tools, techniques, and workflows to facilitate research and teaching. They are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive community of editors, writers, and readers.

Users can search lessons by phases of the research process (e.g., acquire, transform, analyze, present, and sustain) or by general topic.

The Programming Historian offers lessons for the following topics:

  • APIs
  • Python
  • Data Management
  • Data Manipulation
  • Distant Reading
  • Set Up
  • Linked Open Data
  • Mapping
  • Network Analysis
  • Web Scraping
  • Digital Publishing
  • R
  • Machine Learning
  • Creative Coding