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Originally called The Digital Humanities Winter Institute (DHWI), HILT was inspired by the model pioneered at the Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI). HILT is an intensive digital humanities training institute: a slate of engaging courses taught by some of the best scholars and teachers in the digital humanities, plentiful opportunities to meet and network with colleagues, and access to all the cultural resources of the Washington, D.C., area. Thus far we have held two iterations, in 2014 at University of Maryland and in 2015 at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI).

HILT 2015

Mon, Jul 27, 2015Fri, Jul 31, 2015
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

HILT 2015 occurred from Monday, July 27th at 8:30 am to Friday, July 31st at 1:30 pm on the campus of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, located in Indianapolis, IN and was sponsored by the Center for Digital Scholarship at the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis University Library, the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities at the University of Maryland, and MATRIX: Center for Digital Humanities and Social Sciences at Michigan State University.

HILT 2015 welcomed over 100 digital humanists to the IUPUI campus, with representatives from liberal arts institutions, research universities, and cultural heritage organizations. More than half of attendees were graduate students, early career scholars, or humanities adjuncts representing over a dozen different humanities disciplines and sub-disciplines. This iteration of HILT responded to the growing demand for new types of digital aptitudes, as well as to our recognition of how important these opportunities are in revealing the daily work and research lives of digital humanities scholars.

HILT 2014

Mon, Aug 4, 2014Mon, Aug 8, 2016
University of Maryland

Inspired by the model pioneered at the Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI), the Humanities Intensive Learning & Teaching Institute is in its second year at the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities. Hosted August 4-8, 2014, on the campus of the University of Maryland in College Park,we are offering a slate of incredible courses and instructors capped by networking events both with participants and local cultural heritage organizations. Confirmed instructors are:

  • Anastasia Salter, Games in the Classroom
  • Elijah Meeks, Network Analysis and Visualization
  • Jeremy Boggs and Jeri Wieringa, Introduction to Web Development, Design, and Principles: HTML5, CSS, and Javascript for beginners
  • Kam Woods and Porter Olsen, Born-Digital Forensics
  • Mark Algee-Hewitt, Large Scale Text Analysis with R
  • Simon Appleford and Jennifer Guiliano, Project Development
  • Wayne Graham and Brandon Walsh, Humanities Programming
  • Mia Ridge and Ben Brumfield, Crowdsourcing Cultural Heritage
  • Jarah Moesh, Critical Race and Gender in Digital Humanities

For the 2014 institute, we’ve expanded our offerings included a series of public DH opportunities to highlight the ways in which digital humanities is working in cultural heritage organizations. The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress, the Folger Shakespeare Library, the National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health, the National Air and Space Museum, the National Museum of American History, and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum are each hosting a behind the scenes event to highlight how they are incorporating digital technologies in their institutions.

We’re very excited about continuing this training event. The community is truly what made the first institute a success so please mark your calendars and plan to join us. Follow us @HILT_MITH on twitter or by visiting

20142015| Directors: Trevor Muñoz · Jennifer Guiliano| Topics: | Partners: Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) · University of Michigan, Ann Arbor · The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress · The Folger Shakespeare Library · National Air and Space Museum · National Library of Medicine · National Museum of American History · United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM)|