The Doing Digital History 2016 summer institute is sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities, Office of Digital Humanities, and run by the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, at George Mason University. Doing DH 2016 ran July 11- 22, 2016, with 24 mid-career American historians.
The goal of Doing Digital History is to introduce established historians to new media methods and tools, and to increase their confidence and abilities in applying those methods and in reviewing digital scholarly work. The two-week institute is designed to provide hands-on instruction and access to a professional learning community for participants.
During the summer of 2014, RRCHNM ran the first Doing Digital History institute sponsored by the NEH. Leon and Brennan shared the team’s findings from teaching mid-career professionals in digital methods in the white paper, Scholars as Students: Introductory Digital History Training for Mid-Career Historians. Based on a continuing need and demand for introductory professional development in digital history, co-directors Sharon Leon and Sheila Brennan led a second institute in 2016.