DHSI is held annually at the University of Victoria and consists of a week of intensive coursework, lectures, and seminars. EMiC UA member Harvey Quamen teaches a course on “Digital Humanities Databases.” As the foundation for many digital humanities projects and applications, databases allow developers to perform tasks such as working with enormous GIS maps, aggregating the social media of wikis and blogs, building large archival repositories and even generating the semantic web. The course introduces the form and functions of databases and then demonstrates these functions using the students’ own data sets. EMiC UA member Matt Bouchard offers a course on “Games for Digital Humanists,” which combines treatments of game criticism, game theory and game development to develop an understanding of how to approach this medium as an object of research.

Joining Harvey and Matt at DHSI from the EMiC UA group are Paul Hjartarson, Andrea Hassenbank, Hannah McGregor, Nick van Orden, and Andrea Johnston.