Earlier this week, the fine folks at the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH)–friends of ProfHacker, all–announced a new initiative, the Digital Humanities Winter Institute (DHWI). DHWI will run from Monday, 7 January through Friday, 11 January 2013. The event will be a companion to the Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI), which takes place at the University of Victoria annually. Julie provided a great report from this “Academic Summer Camp” in 2010.
Like its cousin, DHWI is a week-long, training opportunity on different topics in the digital humanities. Each participant will take a week-long course on a single topic, getting intensive training from experts in the field. The courses are broken up into differing skill levels: Core Courses, Intermediate Courses, and Advanced Courses.
If you’re new to the field of the digital humanities, you would most likely want to start with one of the core courses: project development or humanities programming. While I’ve previously told you about the 12 basic principles of project management, a week with MITH’s Jenn Guiliano is going to be much, much better than a blog post in helping you write your first grant proposal and manage your project budget. And I can’t think of many people that I’d rather get started with programming–both the general concepts and actually deploying a small-scale web application–than Wayne Graham and Jeremy Boggs of the University of Virginia’s Scholars’ Lab.