Digital Humanities Innovation Lab – Spring 2017 Update


Get in touch with DHIL

Learn more about the activities of DHIL through our recently launched website:  The site profiles current projects, provides information and registration for lab events, and details the ways the lab can support researchers.
The website also links to the DHIL consultation request form. Researchers are welcome to submit a consultation request for any campus and during regular service hours (9am-5pm, M-F).  In addition to bookable consultations, the lab also holds office hours on Tuesday mornings (10am-12pm) in Burnaby and at least once a month in Vancouver (times and locations vary).  Updated office hours and locations can be found on the Contact Us page of the website.


Propose a digital research project – deadline January 15th!

DHIL is accepting project proposals until January 15th.  Information about proposing a project is found on the Work with DHIL page of the website. Please be in touch if you have any questions about the proposal process or are seeking feedback on a potential project.
DH Skills workshop series – Spring 2017
DHIL is pleased share the first two workshops in the Spring DH Skills workshop series.  This semester we will offer an intermediate podcasting workshop focused on creating an audio brand, publishing your podcast, and engaging with your audience. We will also offer an introduction to the theory and practices of digital storytelling. The workshops are free and open to to all, but registration is required.
The DH Skills workshop series is a partnership between the Digital Humanities Innovation Lab (DHIL) and SFU Library’s Research Commons and is affiliated with the University of Victoria (ETCLDHSI, and UVic Libraries) and the University of British Columbia (UBC Library and UBC Advanced Research Computing).
Intermediate Podcasting 
January 25, 2017
SFU Vancouver (Harbour Centre, Lab 2960)

This Intermediate Podcasting workshop is the first workshop of the new year hosted by SFU Research Commons and the Digital Humanities Innovation Lab and follows the successful introductory workshop on Podcasting for Scholarly Communication held in the fall. Led by Hannah McGregor (Assistant Professor, Publishing @ SFU), this workshop will move beyond the basics of recording and editing audio to discuss creating an audio brand, publishing your podcast, and social media engagement. Activities will include building episodes from interviews, using music and sound effects to create a distinct audio palette, and using different platforms to maximize your online reach. Participants are encouraged to bring samples of audio they’re already planning to work with. Attendance is limited to 21 participants, so please register early to reserve your place.

Digital Storytelling using Twine
February 6, 2017
SFU Vancouver (Harbour Centre, 1520)

Whether you use Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter, or WordPress, how you share your stories is just as important as what you share. This workshop offers a brief introduction into the theory and practices behind digital storytelling and provides participants with the opportunity to build their own story, using Twine, open source, interactive storytelling software. Via examples and hands-on instruction, participants will leave with a better understanding of digital storytelling as a genre and a short poem of their own to publish to the web. This workshop will be led by Dr. David Gaertner (Assistant Professor, UBC First Nations & Indigenous Studies Program) and will feature research presentations by Dr. Gaertner and Simone Hausknecht (PhD student. SFU Education).  The workshop will be held at SFU’s downtown Harbour Centre campus, and is open to graduate students, faculty, and staff at SFU, UVic, and UBC.  Participation is free, but registration is required.