EMiC is strongly committed to training students and emerging scholars, and the infrastructure that we have developed in collaboration with our institutional partners is implemented as part of the project’s pedagogy. Our training initiatives are oriented toward the development of experimental and experiential pedagogies that enact editorial theory and practice in both print and digital media.
Since 2009, EMiC has hosted two annual summer institutes: Textual Editing and Modernism in Canada (TEMiC) at Trent University and Digital Editing and Modernism in Canada (DEMiC), which takes place in conjunction with the Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI) at the University of Victoria. The aim of these institutes is to ensure that the best practices of textual and digital editing are available to members of the EMiC community. Over 100 students, postdocs, and faculty members have attended our summer institutes in the first four years (2009-12).
In 2013, EMiC is sponsoring a new training initiative as part of the Digital Humanities Winter Institute, which is hosted by the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH) at the University of Maryland. This expands the opportunities and locations for classroom instruction in the digital humanities available to our project’s fellows and faculty.
These training initiatives are specifically designed to instruct faculty, graduate fellows, and postdoctoral fellows to perform research and publish in digital environments. Since 2011, EMiC has offered the Digital Editions course at DHSI. Two of EMiC’s postdoctoral fellows (Meagan Timney, 2011; Matt Huculak, 2012) have used the Digital Editions course to unveil EMiC’s staged development of a digital editing interface and repository. Each offering of the course has featured instruction by members of the Islandora project. This course is one example of the ways in which EMiC’s experiential and experimental pedagogies not only help to train members of the EMiC community but also facilitate the training of emerging scholars working in collaboration with our partners on the implementation of digital media and technologies in classroom settings.
Not all of our training takes place in the classroom. To address the ongoing need for sustainability and support for EMiC scholars, we have started to assemble a cluster of resources pages with content and links to external sites that may serve as a portal for digital-humanities pedagogy and research. We welcome suggestions for additions to these pages, so if there’s a subject you would like to see documented or a new website that offers resources that you think may be of interest to our community, please drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.