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Announcing the Critical Digital Humanities Initiative!

We are pleased to announce that the Digital Humanities Network (DHN)’s proposal to launch a three year Critical Digital Humanities Initiative (CDHI) has been funded! With nearly 3M of funding from the Institutional Strategic Initiatives and divisional contributions at the University of Toronto, the CDHI will bridge the humanities’ emphasis on power and culture with … Read More

February 23 Lightning Lunch – Network Analysis

Our second lunch in the Winter 2021 Lightning Lunch series explores network analysis through art, religion, and the development of civilizations in the Mediterranean. Art historian Carl Knappett (University of Toronto), historian Irad Malkin (Tel Aviv University), and religious scholar John Kloppenborg (University of Toronto) describe their work excavating the development of trade, knowledge, and … Read More

January 26 Lightning Lunch – Digital Literary Archives

Welcome to a new year and new semester! To start off our winter programing, join the DHN for the first Lightning Lunch on Digital Literary Archives. Claire Battershill (University of Toronto), Michelle Levy (Simon Fraser University), and Lawrence Evalyn (University of Toronto) gather to discuss the intersection of literature, print history, and digital archives. Jennifer … Read More

Trans Collections Guide Launch, December 3, 2020

The LGBTQ Oral History Digital Collaboratory and The ArQuives: Canada’s LGBTQ2+ Archive celebrates the launch of the ArQuives’s Trans Collections Guide. This roundtable discusses the trans holdings of the ArQuives and the histories and futures of trans archival practices. To access a PDF of the Collections Guide, please click here. The event takes place December … Read More

October 27 Lightning Lunch – Indigenous Data Studies

In the second installation of this year’s DHN Lightning Lunches, Jennifer Wemigwans (Leadership, Higher and Adult Education), Karyn Recollet (Women and Gender Studies Institute), and David Gaertner (First Nations and Indigenous Studies at UBC), speak on their work in Indigenous Knowledge Education, performance in urban indigenous land relations, and cyberspace in/as a space for storytelling. The event will take … Read More

November 9 Lightning Lunch – Trending the Future: Marketing, Influencers, and Trend Forecasting

Join us for a jointly-hosted Lightning Lunch between the Digital Humanities Network and the McLuhan Center for Culture and Technology. Presenters Devon Powers (Temple University), Sophie Bishop (Kings College London), and Dan Guadagnolo (University of Toronto) gather to discuss their research in critical marketing studies. Beth Coleman (University of Toronto) serves as moderator. The event will take place from 1pm to 2pm EST November 9, … Read More

Call for Applications: 2021-2022 Digital Humanities Postdoctoral Fellowship

Deadline for applications: 30 November 2020 The Jackman Humanities Institute (JHI) at the University of Toronto, with support from the Council of Library and Information Resources (CLIR), offers a twelve-month Postdoctoral Fellowship in Digital Humanities, with a project that fits the JHI’s annual theme, “Pleasure” 2021-2022 Annual Theme: Pleasure Whether understood as light amusement or passionate pursuit, … Read More

DHN Fall Lightning Lunch Series, 2020

University of Toronto Digital Humanities Network Fall Lightning Lunch Series, 2020 Programming for the fall Digital Humanities Network (DHN) Lightning Lunch series has been completed! Please join us on the last Tuesday of each month for stimulating conversations on data analysis, curation, and presentation for academic and public audiences.   Disaster, Community, and Preparedness Tuesday, … Read More

Congratulations and a fond farewell to Andrew Brown!

We are thrilled to report that Andrew S. Brown, formerly a Postdoctoral Fellow with the DHN at the JHI, has accepted a position as Assistant Professor of English at Dalhousie University. Andrew was a Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Digital Humanities Network Postdoctoral Fellow at the Jackman Humanities Institute for 2019–2020, for their … Read More

New Program Assistant at the Digital Humanities Network

The Digital Humanities Network welcomes Lawrence Evalyn as our inaugural Program Assistant. Lawrence is a PhD Candidate in English at the University of Toronto, examining digital research infrastructures and their impact on eighteenth century studies. His dissertation, “Print Politics in the Digital Archive, 1789-99,” investigates principles of inclusion and exclusion in eighteenth-century conceptions of literature … Read More