4-8 December 2017
DH Downunder is a Digital Humanities / Digital Research Methods Summer Institute in the tradition of DHSI and similar international summer institutes. We provide training in cutting edge Digital Research topics. People with all kinds of backgrounds are welcome, including students, academic staff, PhD and postdoctoral researchers, librarians and professional staff. The classes have a humanities/social sciences orientation, but people from other disciplines are also welcome. If you are a Western Sydney University student, talk to us about getting course credit for attendance.
In 2017 DH Downunder takes place from 4-8 December, on the campus of Sydney University. It is co-hosted by the University of Sydney and Western Sydney University, with classes also offered by colleagues from the University of Newcastle, the Australian National University, and the University of Victoria in Canada.
For convenience, the programme is offered as a selection between week-long ‘streams’ of related classes that are likely to appeal to people with certain interests. It is also possible to take a ‘mix-and-match’ approach if you would like to put together your own programme from the classes offered. While it is encouraged to attend for the whole week, we understand that people have other pressures on their time, and it is possible to register for only a single class. There is a reduced registration cost for this.
It is recommended to choose one of these. But if you prefer you may mix and match from the individual classes in the full programme further down.
All room numbers mentioned below are in the John Woolley Building of the Sydney University Camperdown campus (map).
- Linked data and the semantic web (capped at 10 participants!):
- Monday: your choice of Introduction to Digital Humanities (Room N401) or Introduction to Project Management (Woolley Common Room level 4)
- Tuesday - Thursday: Linked data and the semantic web intensive classes (Room N401)
- Friday: your choice of Social Network Analysis, (N208) or Using location-aware mobile apps as research tools (N497)
- Programming and scripting
- Monday: Introduction to Digital Humanities (Room N401) and Introduction to Code (N208) (more advanced participants may choose Introduction to Project Management instead (Woolley Common Room level 4)).
- Tuesday: Distant Reading (S226)
- Wednesday: Intermediate Programming, (N208) and Introduction to Alveo (N497)
- Thursday: Data Analysis Fluency (N208)
- Friday: Social Network Analysis (Room N208)
- Digital Cultural and Social Research
- Monday: Introduction to Digital Humanities (Room N401) and Designing Digital Media Methodologies (N401)
- Tuesday: Understanding and Engaging Knowledge in a ‘Social’ Context (N497)
- Wednesday: Choice of Digital Ethnography (S226) or Collectors and Collections (Woolley Common Room level 4)
- Thursday: Digital Ethnography continues for those taking that (S226), or Data Analysis Fluency for others (N208)
- Friday: Choice of: Collectors and Collections II (Woolley Common Room) (only for those who took the Wednesday class), Social Network Analysis, (N208) or Using location-aware mobile apps as research tools (N497)
- Data analysis and visualisation
- Monday: choice of Introduction to Digital Humanities (Room N401)+ Introduction to Code (N208) or Introduction to Project Management. (Woolley Common Room level 4)
- Tuesday: Mapping Humanities (half day) Room N208 + Intro to Code (half day), N208, for anyone who didn't take it on Monday and would like to
- Wednesday: Alveo (half day) Room N497
- Thursday: Data Analysis Fluency (N208)
- Friday: Social Network Analysis (N208)
Full programme for those who prefer to mix and match. The classes listed on the same morning or afternoon run parallel to each other, so you can only take one class on each morning or afternoon.
Details about each class and a bio for the presenters are available here.
On the Monday morning, please arrive at from 9:00am for a 9:30 welcome in Lecture Theatre N395 in the John Woolley Building (which is the building where all the classes are held). The classes themselves will commence after the brief welcome.
There are a number of related events happening the week of DH Downunder and the preceding week as well:
- A public lecture on Digital Poetics by Professor Dirk van Hulle (University of Antwerp) at 5pm on Monday 4 November (we will finish in time for people to walk across to this lecture.) Note, this lecture is free but you do need to register for it at the link above.
- The Random Hacks of Kindness Hackathon has now been postponed to the weekend of 16 December, but for those of your still around, it's a good opportunity for you to use your new-found or improved digital skillset for good by helping build projects to benefit charities and social enterprises. All welcome! (Held at the Collaboratory Riverside in Parramatta).
- The MEAFA Professional Development workshop on social media data extraction, management and analysis 27-30 November at the University of Sydney.
- The Australian Linguistics Society Annual Conference will be running concurrently at University of Sydney 4-7 December, and there may be associated workshops or classes of interest to participants, for example a workshop on Forensic Transcription and Translation. See their programme for details.
- A workshop on Digital Archives, Critical Editions is running from 4th-6th of at Sydney University (presented by Mark Byron and Dirk van Hulle, University of Antwerp). Apologies for the partial clash between this and DH Downunder.
You can register through the Western Sydney University OneStop payment system. If you are registering for only a single day, or if you are taking a 'mix and match' approach to the program, or wish to substitute one recommended class for another, please tck 'other' under 'stream' on the registration form, and email the organisers at firstname.lastname@example.org with the details of the classes you plan to attend.
Registration for the week costs $100 if you register by November 17 (earlybird). It is $150 after this.
Registration for a single class only is $50 by November 17 (earlybird), or $75 thereafter.
In order to keep registration costs low, the registration only covers reimbursement of travel costs for those teaching the classes. There is no catering provided, but there are a variety of excellent coffee and food outlets on Sydney University campus, and we have scheduled long enough breaks for you to find refreshments.