SCI 2014 panoramic photo

SCI 2014 has concluded … and planning for SCI 2015 has begun

SCI 2014 has come and gone, and by all accounts it was a stimulating, fun, and relaxing week, where new projects were launched, new collaborations were formed, and ideas were nurtured.

In the publicity around the RFP last spring, we wrote:

Put together a working group that includes not just people you regularly interact with, but also people you want to work with but haven’t yet been able to. We’ll cover costs for your team to spend four days together in Chapel Hill, NC, in an Institute that’s part retreat, part seminar, part development sprint, part unconference.

You set the agenda, you define the deliverablesWe bring everybody together and supply the environment and a network of peers to help stimulate and develop creative thinking and provide a diversity of perspectives about changes in research methods, publishing, digital humanities, digital archives, or other topics related to transformations in scholarly communication.

And by the end of the week, I think we could safely say we did exactly what it said on the tin.

Throughout the week many of the participants were active on Twitter, recording words and images of what was happening at SCI. I’ve collected a representative sample of these in this Storify thread, which gives a sense of how this year’s Institute went.

Early in the new year we’ll be announcing the RFP and dates for next year’s SCI, so keep an eye on this web site and our Twitter feed if you would like to submit a proposal to participate next year.

Project team in discussion

Project team in discussion on the first day

The weather was great - some teams met outside

The weather was great – some teams met outside

Lunch in the DuBose House

Lunch in the DuBose House

Project team doing a charrette

Project team doing a charrette

Reception at the National Humanities Center

Reception at the National Humanities Center

Reception at the National Humanities Center

Reception at the National Humanities Center