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Digital Humanities Research Institute 2019

Wayne State University, July 16-19, 2019

What: The Digital Humanities Research Institute (DHRI) model was created by the CUNY Digital Fellows and staff at the CUNY Graduate Center with a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Incorporating best practices in teaching technology to scholars already expert in other disciplines, the Institute's pedagogy and curriculum emphasize a foundational approach to learning basic computer skills. The Institute also serves as a space to develop skills in computing resilience, where participants will learn to solve their own computing challenges by cultivating a community of learners, who can support each other in digital humanities work now and in the future.

Who: The 2019 DHRI will be taught by Wayne State University librarians and School of Information Science faculty. Participants can be students (both graduate and undergraduate), graduated students, faculty, librarians, and cultural heritage professionals. A Wayne State affiliation is not required to participate, nor is current employment, enrollment, or institutional affiliation. Space will be limited to 15. We recognize that these basic computing skills are a valuable introduction to scholars and professionals not just in the humanities; if enrollment excees 15, humanities scholars and students will be given preference.

Where: The DHRI will take place on the second floor of the Undergraduate Library on the midtown campus of Wayne State University in Instructional Lab B.

Cost: The DHRI is free, though participants are expected to bring or purchase their own lunches.

When: The DHRI will run from July 16 - July 19, 2019. As the workshops build upon one another, and a big part of our approach is to build community through shared problem solving, attendance at all four days is required. If you have special circumstances, please note them on your registration form.

How: The Wayne State University DHRI is made possible through the generosity and hard work of the National Endowment for the Humanities, the City University of New York Digital Fellows, faculty and staff, and Wayne State University Library.

Computing: Participants will need to bring their own laptops, and have administrative rights to install software on those machines. If you will be using a work-administered computer, please speak to your IT department about either having the free, open source software that we will be using for the workshops pre-installed before the DHRI, or allowing you to install software as we go during the workshops.

If you do not have access to a laptop computer with at least 8 gig of RAM, we will have several laptops available for your use. Please email about arranging for a laptop for use during the DHRI or software pre-installs.