Third University of Toronto Annual Conference of the Digital Humanities Network

Jul 27, 2018


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 on Thursday the 30th of August, 2018. It will begin with research presentations by new Assistant Professors, followed by lightning research talks and demonstrations, and end with an Arcades showcase of digital projects and posters by graduate and undergraduate students. Coffee, lunch, and snacks are included with registration. Please register by August 23rd so we can estimate catering requirements.

Register on our EventBrite page.


9.30am Registration with coffee and snacks

10-10.30am Welcoming Remarks and Smudging Ceremony [IB 235]

  • Elder Cat Criger, Indigenous Centre, UTM
  • Elspeth Brown, Historical Studies, UTM
  • Alexandra Gillespie, English & Drama, UTM
  • Chris J. Young, Jackman Humanities Institute

10.30-12pm New Faculty Panel [IB235]

  • Chair: Elspeth Brown, Historical Studies, UTM
    • Jennifer Adese, Sociology, UTM
    • Barend Beekhuizen, Language Studies, UTM
    • Alexandra Bolintineanu, Centre for Medieval Studies & Woodsworth College
    • Cillian O’Hogan, Centre for Medieval Studies
    • David Nieborg, Arts, Culture and Media, UTSC

12-1.30pm Lunch and Networking Tables

1.30-3pm Lightning Research Talks [IB235]

  • Chair: Alexandra Gillespie, English & Drama, UTM
    • Paul Barrett, English, Concordia University, “Digitally Reading Canada Reads: Digital Humanities and the Canadian Public Sphere”
    • Patrick Keilty, Faculty of Information, “Pornography’s Graphical Interface”
    • Felan Parker, Book & Media Studies, St. Michael’s College, “Studying Indie Game Development Beyond Developers”
    • Laure Perrier, Map & Data Library, UTL, “Emerging Requirements for Researchers from Funding Agencies”
    • Lilian Radovac, Institute of Communication, Culture, Information & Technology, UTM, “Social Movement DH: Notes from Alternative Toronto”
    • Scott Richmond, Cinema Studies Institute, Innis College, “The Turtle as Transitional Object”
    • Shafique Virani, Historical Studies, UTM, “Digitally Deciphering an Arcane Script”

3.15-4.45pm Lightning Demonstrations [IB235]

  • Chair: Chris J. Young, Jackman Humanities Institute
    • Kathy Chung, Records of Early English Drama, “The Use of Git in the Context of the Records of Early English Drama (REED)”
    • Lawrence Evalyn, English, FAS, “Generating Social Network Graphs from TEI Plays”
    • Brian Gettler, Historical Studies, UTM, “Training Undergraduates in DH: Thoughts from the Classroom”
    • Annie Heckman Amanda K. Goodman, Study of Religion, FAS, “Buddhism from the Margins: A Digital Archive of Dunhuang Ritual Mauscripts”
    • Melissa Gniadek, English, FAS, “The Marble Faun Digital Edition 1.0″
    • Pamela Klassen, Study of Religion, FAS, “The Kiinawin Kawindomowin Story Nations Project”
    • Mariya Maistrovskaya, Information Technology Services, UTL, “Publish a Journal, Showcase Your Research, and Stream Media on UTL Platform”
    • Gregory Newsome, Faculty of Music, “Visualizing Orchestration with Orcheil”

5-6pm Student Arcades Projects & Drinks


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