IUPUI to host program of digital tech courses geared for humanities scholars

  • March 18, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

INDIANAPOLIS -- Undergraduate and graduate students, university faculty, and staff looking to expand their use of digital skills or to develop new tools for humanities research are invited to enroll in the 2016 Humanities Intensive Learning & Training Institute.

Registration is now open for the institute, which will take place on the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis campus June 13-16.

The Humanities Intensive Learning & Teaching Institute, or HILT, offers participants the opportunity to enroll in one of 11 four-day digital technology courses geared for humanities projects and research.

"The goal of the HILT program is to educate participants in the possible technologies, methods, best practices and the like," said Jennifer Guiliano, institute co-director and assistant professor of history in the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI. "HILT offers focused attention that allows participants to finish the institute with concrete steps to take to move one's research forward."

Five of the 11 four-day courses offered are:

In addition to the four-day courses, this year's HILT will present mini-courses and Indianapolis excursions on Friday, June 17. Topics for the mini-courses and excursions, open to all HILT attendees, will be announced in April.

Registration fees are $550 for students, $775 for early-career scholars and cultural heritage professionals, and $975 for others.

Discounts for groups of five or more are also available. IUPUI campus housing, located in University Hall, is available for an additional fee.

HILT 2016 is sponsored by the Center for Digital Scholarship at the IUPUI University Library, the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities at the University of Maryland, and MATRIX: Center for Digital Humanities and Social Sciences at Michigan State University.

See the website for registration and additional information, including a complete listing of courses and a day-by-day schedule.

Diane Brown