Announcement: Humanities Intensive Learning + Teaching at MITH

Thanks to a group of wonderful instructors and an energetic,
passionate cohort of students from around the world, the first
iteration of our intensive digital humanities training
institute was a great success when it was held in January 2013.
We were inspired by the model pioneered at the Digital
Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI) and we were responding to an
unmet need we perceived for additional training
opportunities—in new locations, with different but
complementary courses and emphasis. Our first year was a true
experiment.

Given the positive response from the community, we’re pleased
to announce the continuation of our training event for a second
year. We’re making a few changes as we develop but the core of
what made the first institute great will remain: a slate of
engaging courses taught by some of the best scholars and
teachers in the digital humanities, plentiful opportunities to
meet and network with colleagues, and access to all the
cultural resources of the Washington, D.C., area.

One of the most obvious changes will be our name. The Digital
Humanities Winter Institute is now Humanities Intensive
Learning and Teaching (HILT).

This change in name accompanies a change in the timing of the
event. The next iteration of HILT will be held at August 4-8,
2014, on the campus of the University of Maryland in College
Park. We decided to change the dates based on feedback for our
community of instructors and students. Summer will allow us to
offer accommodation in campus housing and thus to lower the
total cost of attendance. This was particularly important
because we are committed to making excellent digital humanities
instruction available to graduate students, alternative
academics, cultural heritage professionals and anyone with
limited travel or professional development funding. Helping
bolster diversity in the digital humanities is an important
goal of HILT. Look for more announcements about steps we are
taking to address diversity.

The other element of our new identity as HILT is a sharpening
of focus on providing excellent learning opportunities. We’re
committed to keeping the size of courses to 20 students maximum
and we’ll plan to offer only about 10 courses each year. The
quality of our instructors and courses is something we’re
keeping constant. We have another great roster and more courses
are still being added. Full course descriptions will be made
available later this summer. Confirmed instructors are:

Adrianne Wadewitz, Wikipedia for Humanists and Cultural Heritage Professionals
Anastasia Salter, Teaching Through Games
Elijah Meeks, Network Analysis and Visualization
Jeremy Boggs and Jeri Wieringa, Introduction to Web Development, Design, and Principles: HTML5, CSS, and Javascript for beginners
Kam Woods and Porter Olsen, Born-Digital Forensics
Matt Jockers, Large Scale Text Analysis with R
Simon Appleford and Jennifer Guiliano, Project Development
Wayne Graham and Brandon Walsh, Humanities Programming with Ruby on Rails

We’re very excited about continuing this training event. The
community is truly what made the first institute a success so
please mark your calendars and plan to join us:

HILT
Humanities Intensive Learning + Teaching
August 4-8, 2014

http://mith.umd.edu/training

@HILT_MITH

Applications will open on October 1, 2013.
We look forward to seeing you there,
Jennifer Guiliano and Trevor Muñoz, Co-Directors, HILT

Announcing Hilt: Humanities Intensive Learning + Teaching | Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities.