Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI) @ University of Victoria

Start date: June 1, 2020

End date: June 5, 2020

Location: University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Course offering: Digital Humanities for Japanese Culture: Resources and Methods (Kiyonori Nagasaki, Asanobu Kitamoto, Yuta Hashimoto, Satoru Nakamura, Tatsuki Sekino, and Taizo Yamada)

As DH spreads globally, the necessity for comprehensive DH information for each local culture has been increasing. To address the issue, this course provides core information of digital resources and methods on Japanese culture, which have been addressed since decades ago, with some hands-on training. It will include lectures on characteristics of the culture in DH and methods for non-segmented texts, cursive glyphs, pictures, and so on, such as text analysis, crowd-sourcing tagging and transcription, image analysis, TEI, and IIIF for the resources. Participants will not be required expertise on Japanese culture, but interest for a comprehensive knowledge of DH on a certain culture.