Two Pre-Fall Semester Workshop Programs on Digital Humanities Scheduled for August 14-17

Two new pre-semester workshop programs for Vanderbilt faculty and graduate students—A Quick and Useful Guide to Digital Humanities and a Digital Humanities Bootcamp—will be held August 14-17 at the Vanderbilt Center for Digital Humanities, 344 Buttrick Hall.

A Quick and Useful Guide to Digital Humanities is addressed to faculty who want a general orientation but may not be interested in incorporating new digital methods into their own scholarly practice.  This half-day program  will be held from 9 am to 12:30 pm on Monday, August 14.

Through open discussion and hands-on exploration of digital projects, participants will gain familiarity with key issues, methods, and project genres within the emerging area of digital humanities.  The program will emphasize criteria and guidelines for the critical assessment of digital projects submitted for academic credit, tenure, and promotion.

Digital Humanities Bootcamp is a three-day program for faculty and graduate students  who want to get started with digital humanities.  Each day will include general discussion of themes and issues, hands-on workshops to explore foundational methods and approaches, and lightning talks on projects and initiatives from across the Vanderbilt Digital Humanities community.  DH Bootcamp will be held August 15-17 from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm.

This intensive program is designed to help humanities faculty and graduate students learn quickly about a wide variety of digital humanities methods, activities, and issues.  The program will emphasize engaged discussion as well as hands-on instruction in selected digital tools and methods.

Sponsors are the Vanderbilt Center for Digital Humanities, College of Arts and Science, Vanderbilt University Library, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.  Workshops and discussions will be led by DH Center affiliates, Vanderbilt faculty, and Library staff.

Coffee, pastries, and lunch will be provided each day.  Seats are limited.  Contact Mickey Casad at with any questions, and if interested in attending these programs, please register at


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