CHCI and centerNet initiative

All–Announcing the first major initiative between CHCI and centerNet: “Humanities (Dot) Net: Currents in the Digital Humanities,” a joint day-long conference at the University of Toronto on June 15. You can find the schedule and speakers here: We hope to see many centerNet members in attendance! Note that centerNet members receive a special discount for the two-day CHCI conference “Cities Humanities Archives” immediately preceding the joint event. Please see below for details and re-circulate this announcement.–Best, Neil

Humanities (Dot) Net
Currents in the Digital Humanities
15 June 2011
Jackman Humanities Institute, University of Toronto
Organized by centerNet and the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes (CHCI)
In 2009, centerNet and the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes (CHCI) created a partnership to jointly pursue activities in the digital humanities over the next five years. The focus of this initiative will initially be the relation of digital technologies to the humanities disciplines and the formation of new collaborations and publics.
As the first major initiative in this partnership, CHCI and centerNet have organized a meeting to collectively examine currents in the digital humanities and provide networking opportunities for each organization’s members: to bring together a broad range of organizations and individuals, and enable specialists in the digital humanities to interact with organizations that are interested in developing projects in this exciting new area of scholarship. The meeting will feature plenary speakers John Unsworth (Illinois) and Brian Cantwell Smith (Toronto), panels on Digital Disciplines and Digital Publics, a roundtable discussion on the role of funders and programs that go beyond the academy, and opportunities for discussion. Schedule information can be found via the CHCI website,
The meeting will take place on 15 June 2011 at the University of Toronto’s Jackman Humanities Institute. All centerNet members are encouraged to attend. A small registration fee of $25US will cover the direct costs of the meeting.
In addition, CHCI invites all centerNet members to join their international membership group for their 2011 Annual Meeting, Cities Humanities Archives, on 13-14 June 2011, at the same location. Registration for the CHCI Annual Meeting is $75US per organization plus a $40US fee for the Meeting dinner on the evening of Monday 13 June. The $25US registration fee for the CHCI/centerNet meeting is waived for anyone attending the CHCI meeting.
Complete information on both programs can be found at the CHCI website,, including travel and lodging information, and an online registration form.
For more information write to or contact centerNet via their website, at
We look forward to the possibility of seeing you in Toronto!
Established in 1988, CHCI serves as a site for the discussion of issues germane to the fostering of crossdisciplinary activity and as a network for the circulation of information and the sharing of resources within the humanities and interpretive social sciences.
Established in 2007, centerNet is an international network of digital humanities centers formed for cooperative and collaborative action that benefits the digital humanities and allied fields in general, and has special resources in the domain of cyberinfrastructure to offer humanities centers in particular.