Educational Opportunities

Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI): Every summer, during the first two weeks of June, DHSI offers two sessions of week-long courses at the University of Victoria in Canada. A wide array of courses are made available every summer, with courses on such topics as digital editing, project management, encoding, programming, and using digital tools.

University of Virginia Rare Books School (UVA RBS): Throughout the summer, the UVA RBS offers numerous week-long seminars at the University of Virginia in the U.S., as well as at a few other university locations. Seminars focus primarily on topics of book culture, print-making, and bibliography. Interested participants must prepare an application for their preferred seminar, as registration is sometimes competitive. Applications typically open for submission in February and close in March or April.

Library Juice Academy: Every month, Library Juice Academy offers a slate of four-week, online courses. Courses focus on topics relating to practical skills, digital tools, archival practices and scholarship, , user experience, and more. Registration for courses typically range from $200 to $300. Completion of a Library Juice Academy course equals 1.5 Continuing Education Units (CEU) or 15 Professional Development Hours (PDH), though it should be noted that their courses are not accredited by IATEC or other organizations, so individuals needing CEUs or PDHs will need to inquire after their institution’s accreditation requirements.

Programming Historian: Led by volunteers, Programming Historian provides access to dozens of asynchronous, open access courses “that help humanists learn a wide range of digital tools, techniques, and workflows to facilitate research and teaching.” All courses are peer reviewed and rely on open source software to ensure user access. Lessons may be available in four languages: English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese.

Programming for Humanists: During the academic year, Programming4Humanists provides courses introducing participants to DH methodologies, coding, and programming languages. Other foci include the creation, editing, and searchability of digital archives as well as data mining and statistical analysis. The synchronous courses generally take place during the fall and spring, and participants need to register in advance.