2012 Digital Humanities Summer Institute
4-8 June 2012, University of Victoria
We are pleased to announce the 2012 Digital Humanities Summer Institute!  The DHSI at the University of Victoria provides an ideal environment for discussing and learning about new computing technologies and how they are influencing the work of those in the Arts, Humanities and Library communities. The institute takes place across a week of intensive coursework, seminar participation, and lectures. It brings together faculty, staff, and graduate students from different areas of the Arts, Humanities, Library and Archives communities and beyond.

In concert with the senior leadership at SU, the Director will also be involved in guiding projects that reflect SU’s emphasis on Scholarship in Action, including ongoing initiatives on the digital humanities and the public role of art, technology, and design (http://syr.edu/about/vision.html). The Director must be an active participant in national debates and organizational work on the public significance of humanities, arts, and design, and have a vigorous scholarly and writing agenda that explores and exemplifies the public dimensions of scholarly and creative work.

The Social Media Research Foundation is pleased to announce the immediate availability of ThreadMill 0.1.  ThreadMill is a free and open application that consumes message thread data and produces reports about each author, thread, forum, and board along with visualizations of the patterns of connection and activity.  ThreadMill is written in Ruby, and depends on MongoDB, SinatraRB, HAML, and Flash to collect, analyze, and report data about collections of conversation threads.