DHSI is held annually at the University of Victoria and consists of a week of intensive coursework, lectures, and seminars. This year EMiC UA members Harvey Quamen and Matt Bouchard, along with Jon Bath, are offering the course “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.

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