Twelve faculty members, graduate students, and staff from UC Berkeley joined 600 colleagues from around the world for the 2014 Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI) at the University of Victoria in British Columbia. While individual faculty members and students have attended DHSI in the past, this was the first year that Digital Humanities @ Berkeley acted as a co-sponsor of the event (through the generosity of the Office of the Dean of Arts and Humanities, and the D-Lab). This sponsorship allowed affiliated individuals to attend for free, or with reduced tuition costs.

This year, DHSI offered 28 intensive, week-long courses, in addition to a colloquium, poster session, birds-of-a-feather sessions, and talks by digital humanities scholars. Three UC Berkeley attendees participated in a new course on electronic literature. Other participants chose courses including geographical information systems, visual design, programming fundamentals, and visualization and interpretation of networks. Two DHSI courses were taught by members of the UC Berkeley digital humanities community: Cultural Codes and Protocols for Indigenous Digital Heritage Management (Ruth Tringham, Professor Emerita of Archaeology; co-taught with Center for Digital Archaeology colleagues Michael Ashley, Kelley Shanahan, and Kim Christen), and Drupal for Digital Humanities Projects (Quinn Dombrowski, Research IT).

At an upcoming event this fall, DHSI participants will present what they learned in their courses and how each plans on integrating it with their research and teaching.