Digital Humanities at Berkeley invites current UC Berkeley faculty, students, and academic staff to take advantage of our offerings for full tuition or discounted tuition in June 2016. The applicaton deadline has been extended to midnight on Friday, November 13th, 2015. We particularly encourage applications from departments in the Division of Arts & Humanities.

The Digital Humanities Summer Institute at the University of Victoria (DHSI) provides intensive, week-long courses around particular tools, methodologies, or theories for engaging with digital humanities. With hundreds of participants from around the world, DHSI is a major venue for meeting potential collaborators. DHSI will be held over two weeks, allowing participants to take up to two courses. This year’s courses include:

  • Feminist Digital Humanities: Theoretical, Social, and Material Engagements
  • XML Applications and Databases for Historical and Literary Research
  • R, Interactive Graphics, and Data Visualization for the Humanities
  • Critical Pedagogy and Digital Praxis in the Humanities
  • Accessibility & Digital Environments

See a full list of courses offered in 2016. Not sure what course to take? Read about past attendees’ experiences on the DH at Berkeley blog or contact a digital humanities consultant to for help selecting a course and discussing training options available on- and off-campus.

Full Tuition Vouchers — Deadline extended to 11/13

Five selected applicants will receive a tuition voucher for one course of their choice; travel and lodging are not covered. However, low-cost, on-campus accommodations are available through DHSI. If selected, you will join be expected to:

  • Attend a small number (2) of cohort-building meetings in fall 2015 and spring 2016.
  • Give a short presentation about your experience at a digital humanities event held at Berkeley during the 2016-2017 academic year

Funded attendees will also join the Digital Humanities Fellows cohort, a community of practice which gathers to discuss intermediate to advanced questions in the digital humanities.

CloudPowering DH Research Scholarships

Berkeley Research Computing logoThis year, Research IT has partnered with DH at Berkeley to offer two scholarships to DHSI’s “CloudPowering DH” class. Researchers who are interested in scaling their research to larger data sets or who are performing more computationally intensive  analysis and want to take advantage of more computing power than a desktop computer offers will benefit from this course. Berkeley Research Computing consultants will be available after the course to assist scholars with applying to supported third-party cloud hosting providers for resource allocation, and deploying the environments they create in this course using those services.


To apply to either program, please submit a PDF proposal using this webform. Your proposal should include:

  • a copy of your CV
  • a statement (one page or less) indicating what course you would like to take, why, and how you anticipate incorporating the skills developed at DHSI into your teaching and/or research.

All faculty, graduate students, and academic staff in the College of Letters and Sciences are eligible to apply. The applicaton deadline has been extended to midnight on Friday, November 13, 2015. Applicants will receive notice by Friday, November 20, 2015.

Discounted Tuition and External Tuition Programs

Individuals who are not selected for the tuition voucher can still take advantage of the discounted tuition available for all UC Berkeley faculty, students and staff ($300 CDN for students, $650 CDN for non-students), using our sponsor code.

  • DHSI offers a number of tuition scholarships on a rolling basis
  • Travel bursaries for graduate students may also be available through the Association for Computers and the Humanities (ACH).
  • Certain courses offer reduced tuition to members of organizations such as the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organisations (ADHO), the Modern Language Association (MLA), and the Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory (HASTAC)

Cohort Activities

UC Berkeley attendees meet up at DHSI 2015 Please let us know if you will be attending to receive information about cohort activities in Spring 2016. DH at Berkeley staff organize meetups for all Berkeley DHSI attendees both prior to the institute and in Victoria. In the past, some attendees have coordinated to share transportation costs and accommodations.


Image: UC Berkeley attendees meet up at DHSI 2015