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MITH to offer the first Digital Humanities Winter Institute next January.

By Brian Croxall, The Chronicle of Higher Education

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.