Digital Humanities Summer Institute, 2014

Victoria, British Columbia – June 2-6, 2014

In June, 2014 Michael Ashley, Ruth Tringham, and Kelley Shanahan traveled up to Victoria, B.C. for CoDA’s second class at the Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI). This year we taught a class called Cultural Codes and Protocols for Indigenous Digital Heritage Management, a repeat from our course offered in 2013 since it was such a high-impact class. The course is a highly-intensive five day class on the importance of stewardship in indigenous archival collections.

DHSI Students learned about cultural codes and protocols through an intensive Mukurtu workshop. Class members split into teams and documented the UVic Campus

Topics Covered:

  • Creating cultural and sharing protocols through community engagement
  • Integrating traditional knowledge into architecture, display and management
  • Metadata, standards, free tagging, multi-authored commenting
  • Digital heritage preservation standards and issues
  • Rich media management, syndication, archiving and sharing
  • Building interactive, co-curated exhibitions
  • Mobile digital heritage collection and presentation
  • Mapping; Educational modules for student engagement
  • Community Agile Development methods.
  • Implementation of Mukurtu CMS, using Mukurtu.net

As always, DHSI was an exciting week full of interactions with digital humanists who are passionate and excited about what they do. By the end of the week, the class had learned a lot about indigenous content management, but also left having built an entire website using Mukurtu.net.

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