Additional Training Opportunities

Listed below are training opportunities for social scientists and humanities scholars seeking to advance their training in digital scholarship methods. Many of these opportunities below provide travel support through their sponsoring organizations.

Summer Institute in Computational Social Science

The instructional program will involve lectures, group problem sets, and participant-led research projects. There will also be outside speakers who conduct computational social science research in academia, industry, and government. Topics covered include text as data, website scraping, digital field experiments, non-probability sampling, mass collaboration, and ethics. Sponsored by the Russell Sage Foundation.
Date of Event: June 17-30, 2018
Location: Durham, North Carolina (Duke University)
Application Deadline: February 19, 2018

ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research

Since 1963, the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) has offered the ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research as a complement to its data services. The ICPSR Summer Program provides rigorous, hands-on training in statistical techniques, research methodologies, and data analysis.
Date of Event: Summer 2018
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan
Application Deadline: Registration opens on Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Digital Humanities Research Institute: Expanding Communities of Practice

A ten-day residential workshop to be held from June 11 - 20, 2018 at The Graduate Center, CUNY where participants will develop core computational humanities research skills through hands-on workshops. Topics include Using the Command Line, Git, Python, and Text Analysis. Participants will return to New York in June 2019 to report on their experiences and contribute to a guide to leading DHRIs in a variety of institutional contexts. Sponsored by NEH.
Date of Event: June 11-20, 2018
Location: New York City
Application Deadline: February 26, 2018

Virtual and Augmented Reality for the Digital Humanities Institute

V/AR-DHI consists of a two-week summer institute for up to 12 participants to take place in Summer 2018 and to be focused on the application of VR and AR to humanities research, teaching and outreach. Sponsored by NEH.
Date of Event: July 23-August 3, 2018, with follow-up in July 2019 (specific dates TBA)
Location: Durham, North Carolina (Duke University)
Application Deadline: February 5, 2018

Textual Data and Digital Texts in the Undergraduate Classroom

Participants will learn quantitative, visual, and computational means to analyze texts, approaches that require thinking about texts as digital objects and data. They will experiment with these methods to query texts at both a micro level (isolating and analyzing information contained within texts) and macro level (analyzing multiple texts at once). Participants will explore how these approaches be productively incorporated into undergraduate classes. Sponsored by NEH.
Date of Event: June 11-20, 2018
Location: Starkville, Mississippi (Mississippi State University)
Application Deadline: February 1, 2018

Object Lessons Institutes

This institute is designed for academics and writers who seek to write and publish for broad audiences, particularly about contemporary technology, everyday objects, and digital culture. Sponsored by NEH.
Date of Event: Four workshops offered in fall 2017 and spring 2018.
Location: Tempe, AZ; Washington, DC; New York, NY; Tampa, FL
Application Deadline: June 30, 2017