Wayne State University Library is proud to present a Digital Humanities Research Institute (DHRI) this July. Digital humanities methods become increasingly important in scholarly research, classroom teaching, and provide transferrable technology skills to students in all disciplines. Additionally, cultural heritage professionals can learn how to extend collections and understand the needs of researchers using collections for digital humanities work. Wayne State University Library seeks to support this work on campus and in the greater Detroit metro area, and we invite all interested to this free, 4-day series of training workshops.
The Wayne State University DHRI is a 4-day, intensive digital humanities foundations training course. The course is taught by WSU Librarians and SIS faculty, and is based on curriculum developed by the Digital Fellows at the CUNY Graduate Center. The DHRI will provide basic training in areas of digital humanities computing that humanists interested in digital work are likely to encounter.
The DHRI will take place in Lab B in the Undergraduate Library at Wayne State University on July 16-19. Participation in all four days is required, as the curriculum is scaffolded, and the lessons build on each other. The DHRI is provided at no cost to participants.
The course is offered to build a resilient community of DH practitioners who can turn to one another for networking and support, to familiarize participants with basic DH methods they might be hesitant to explore on their own (answering "where do I start?" questions), and to empower humanists, librarians, graduate and undergraduate students, and cultural heritage professionals to conduct DH work in southeast Michigan.
Space is limited to 15. All scholars, students, and professionals with an interest in DH are welcome to apply; a WSU affiliation is not required.
Expect to be challenged, to work hard, to build community with others creating digital work, and to come away with new knowledge and skills to move your project on to the next step.