Getting Involved

There are three ways you can get involved:

Attend and participate!

Registration for DH Downunder 2020 is now open. This year there is no registration cost and all classes are entirely online.

Email Rachel Hendery for all inquiries.

Propose a class!

For future years you can propose a class to teach on a topic of your choice.

Classes at DH Downunder can take a variety of different formats. When we run the summer institute in person, we usually have the following options:

The shortest option is a single half-day class, which works out to about three hours of teaching time. The longest option is (almost) a full week – usually Monday morning and Friday afternoon will be taken up with public lectures and other activities, but you can have all the rest of the week for your class. You will almost certainly find that this greatly reduces the number of participants, as most people like to be able to attend multiple activities during the week. This can be a good thing if you prefer to teach your topic in a setting where you can give a lot of individual assistance. A compromise option is to run your class over multiple half days, e.g. four mornings or four afternoons.

We strongly recommend classes to be ‘hands-on’ in their approach, rather than lecture-based, as most people attending DH Downunder want to acquire new skills. We can set an enrolment cap if you are concerned about the feasibility of hands-on activities with large numbers.

We can reimburse instructors for their travel to DH Downunder, and for their accommodation during the event. Unfortunately we are unable to pay any salary costs – the teaching time itself is volunteer-based.

Take a look at past programs for ideas. If you would like to propose a class, email Rachel Hendery with a topic, 1-2 paragraph description, timetabling preferences (e.g. half day, full day, multiple days) and some information about your experience teaching this topic. We will consider all proposals received and get in touch with instructors to confirm by the middle of the year.

Sponsor us!

As one of our main concerns is to keep the event affordable for students and early career researchers, we are always looking for sponsors. Get in touch with Rachel Hendery to talk about sponsorship options and the benefits for your organisation.

We are grateful to the 2020 sponsors: Gale Cengage (Gold Sponsor) and Brill (Bronze Sponsor), as well as to the participating universities for instructor time and resources.