DH Infrastructure Symposium

February 23-24, 2017 in the UCLA Library Research Commons

New for 2017! We have added a second day on Friday, February 24th to offer hands-on workshops with DH tools and methods (with a focus on sustainable infrastructure).

KEYNOTE ADDED for Thursday 2/23 at 9am! Patrick Svensson will speak about “Humanistic Infrastructure”. Patrik Svensson (http://patriksv.com/) is Visiting Professor of Digital Humanities at UCLA, Professor of Humanities and Information Technology at Umeå University, and former Director of HUMlab at Umeå University (2000-2014).

  • Register! Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors and volunteers, this year’s symposium is free. Register early to reserve your spot in our Friday workshops.
  • 2017 Symposium Schedule and Abstracts. Look here for descriptions of our planned talks, works-in-progress demos, and workshops. We’ll update this doc if any changes are made.

Plan to attend the second annual Digital Humanities Infrastructure Symposium! The digital humanities represent the cutting edge of humanities research and instruction, but they also represent a fundamental shift in the paradigm of humanities, from the model of the lone scholar to that of the interconnected team; and from the model of the durable paper publication to that of the digital, ephemeral product. Since the infrastructure (including staff, resources, and services) necessary to support these new models are very different from those required by the old models, academic partners are being challenged to evolve rapidly to support those scholars, in ways that are efficient and sustainable.

The DH Infrastructure Symposium will again be held on the UCLA campus, on Thursday and Friday, February 23-24, 2017. Repeating the success of 2016, we will gather together the people who are the DH infrastructure of various universities, colleges, libraries, and other scholarly organizations across California, to discuss different approaches to these challenges. Our goal is to learn from each others’ successes and galvanize further advances at our own institutions.


Questions? Email Annelie Rugg, Humanities CIO at the UCLA Center for Digital Humanities. annelie@humnet.ucla.edu