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UX Design for DH Accelerator

Our program supports faculty researchers in creating websites, digital exhibitions, databases, and other digital projects.


Visiting Speakers

Our Visiting Speaker Series brings leading DH scholars from across Canada and around the world to U of T.


Lightning Lunches

One theme. Three speakers. One hour. Bring your lunch and enjoy short talks on emerging topics in critical DH.


Praxis Workshops

Learn and practice digital scholarship skills and tools in our hands-on Praxis Workshops.


Digital Drop-Ins

Bring your DH questions to our bi-weekly, themed, digital drop-ins hosted with experts from across the tri-campus.


2022 CDHI Conference

The Critical Digital Humanities International Conference foregrounded critical DH research, praxis, and community partnerships at a hybrid gathering in Fall 2022.



CDHI Visiting Speaker Series: Jacqueline Wernimont

October 5 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
100 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario M5S 3G3 Canada
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CDHI is pleased to welcome our first Visiting Speaker of 2023–2024: Dr. Jacqueline Wernimont! This...

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WordPress Drop-In #2

October 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
Virtual (Zoom)

Looking to get started using WordPress to create a website? Have an existing site but are stuck with...

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CDHI Lightning Lunch: Archival Practices in the Digital Age: Navigating Ethics and Challenges and Debating Priorities

October 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
JHI 1040
170 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2M8 Canada
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Please join us on Monday, October 16, 12:00 pm in the JHI Boardroom for the University of Toronto...

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The Critical Digital Humanities Initiative (CDHI) enables trans-disciplinary collaborations that emphasize questions of power, social justice, and critical theory in digital humanities research. It’s vision is to harness the very tools of the digital revolution to forge a new paradigm of critical humanities scholarship, one that bridges the humanities’ emphasis on power and culture in historical perspective with the tools and analysis of digital technology. The CDHI is a new mix of research workshop and design atelier, equipping humanities researchers with the technical and design expertise to use digital tools to ask new questions, share new knowledge, and analyze power and inequality in historical perspective.


JHI space features a large table in the centre of the room with materials displayed on it.
Faculty-led research teams can apply for collaborative work sessions in our Critical DH Co-Working Space on the St. George campus.


CDHI Launches Indigenous Digital Practice Initiative for 2023-24 

CDHI is pleased to announce that we are launching the Indigenous Digital Practice initiative, with the goal of building strengths in Indigenous Digital Practice among university and community-based Indigenous researchers.

Dr. Jennifer Wemigwans is leading this initiative and has commenced her position as Director of Indigenous Digital Practice.

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2024-25 JHI-CDHI Digital Humanities Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Jackman Humanities Institute (JHI) at the University of Toronto, in partnership with the Critical Digital Humanities Initiative (CDHI), offers a twelve-month Postdoctoral Fellowship in Digital Humanities, with a project that fits the JHI’s annual theme, “Undergrounds/Underworlds”.

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Call for Applications: Critical DH Co-Working Space

CDHI is now accepting applications for Research Teams in Residence in the Critical DH Co-Working Space.   As researchers make plans for returning to campus, the Critical Digital Humanities Initiative and Jackman Humanities Institute are pleased to welcome DH...

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Work Study – 217560 – Web Development Assistant

The Web Development Assistant will be a member of the Critical Digital Humanities Initiative (CDHI) team, directed by Prof. Elspeth Brown. The Digital Projects Assistant will work directly with the Digital Humanities Developer to provide technical support (e.g. web...

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