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Lightning Lunch “Composition and Computation” September 20, 2019

Sponsored by the Jackman Humanities Institute, our lightning lunches focus on a specific topic or contemporary issue. By inviting experts from different disciplines to explore the intersections of their work, these events lead to the formation of new networks, research projects, and shared knowledge. This lightning lunch focuses on the topic of “Composition and Computation,” … Read More

Lightning Lunch “App Studies” February 26, 2019

Sponsored by the Jackman Humanities Institute, our monthly lightning lunches focus on a specific topic or contemporary issue with experts from different disciplines to explore threads of commonality and nuance. It is always our hope that these lightning lunches will lead to the formation of new networks, research projects, and shared knowledge. To that end, … Read More

DHN Lecture: Safiya Umoja Noble “Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism” January 29, 2019

Abstract Run a Google search for “black girls”—what will you find? “Big Booty” and other sexually explicit terms are likely to come up as top search terms. But, if you type in “white girls,” the results are radically different. The suggested porn sites and un-moderated discussions about “why black women are so sassy” or “why … Read More

Lightning Lunch “Digital Pedagogy” January 29, 2019

Sponsored by the Jackman Humanities Institute, our monthly lightning lunches focus on a specific topic or contemporary issue with experts from different disciplines to explore threads of commonality and nuance. It is always our hope that these lightning lunches will lead to the formation of new networks, research projects, and shared knowledge. To that end, … Read More

Lightning Lunch “Social Justice and Digitality” November 21, 2018

Sponsored by the Jackman Humanities Institute, our monthly lightning lunches focus on a specific topic or contemporary issue with experts from different disciplines to explore threads of commonality and nuance. It is always our hope that these lightning lunches will lead to the formation of new networks, research projects, and shared knowledge. To that end, … Read More

Lightning Lunch “Artificial Intelligence & Performance” October 30, 2018

Sponsored by the Jackman Humanities Institute, our monthly lightning lunches focus on a specific topic or contemporary issue with experts from different disciplines to explore threads of commonality and nuance. It is always our hope that these lightning lunches will lead to the formation of new networks, research projects, and shared knowledge. To that end, … Read More

Lightning Lunch “Games and Play” September 26, 2018

Sponsored by the Jackman Humanities Institute, our monthly lightning lunches focus on a specific topic or contemporary issue with experts from different disciplines to explore threads of commonality and nuance. It is always our hope that these lightning lunches will lead to the formation of new networks, research projects, and shared knowledge. To that end, … Read More

Third University of Toronto Annual Conference of the Digital Humanities Network

ABOUT The Digital Humanities Network invites you to participate in our third University of Toronto Annual Conference of the Digital Humanities Network!  Join our tri-campus and interdisciplinary community to celebrate digital humanities research, projects, and knowledge at our one day networking conference. The meeting will be at UTM in the Instructional Building room 235, from 10am-6pm … Read More

Talk: “Loot Boxes: Video Game Gambling, Paying to Win, and the Question of Game Design” June 19, 2018

Abstract: A ‘loot box’ is a consumable virtual item purchased and redeemed within a video game to receive a random selection of virtual items. In the last eighteen months, their implementation in many major and independent titles has led to extensive controversy. For example, in April 2018, gambling authorities in Belgium and the Netherlands declared that … Read More

CFP: “3rd UofT Annual Conference of the DHN” due July 16, 2018

The Digital Humanities Network invites you to participate in our third University of Toronto Annual Conference of the Digital Humanities Network. The meeting will be at UTM, from 10am-6pm, with drinks to follow, on Thursday the 30th of August, 2018. It will begin with research presentations by new Assistant Professors from the departments of Linguistics, … Read More