Creating Space: A Q&A with Oral Historian Elio Colavito

For Elio Colavito, oral history allows queer and trans people to speak “to and through the historical record” toward a history that allows them to simply be people, with their own rich lives and experiences and stories. But what of the process of hearing these stories? Colavito is working to create an authentic interview space that not only shows what happens when executing an interview or project, but one that captures just how dynamic oral history can be.

Water Scarcity & Transformation: A Q&A with Shanmugapriya T

Dr. Shanmugapriya T discusses her work employing the features of digital humanities and literature to study water scarcity issues in her home of Coimbatore — and explains how digital mapping can be harnessed as tool to narrate historical impacts on the environment.

Meet our Postdoctoral Fellows! Khanh Vo

The new academic year is just around the corner — what better time to learn about our new team members? Meet Khanh Vo, the JHI-CDHI Digital Humanities Postdoctoral Fellow for 2022-23.

Meet Our Postdoctoral Fellows! Katie Mackinnon

With the exciting addition of three new postdoctoral fellows this summer, we wanted to get to know a little more about them as we head into the fall term. First up: meet Katie Mackinnon — our new Postdoctoral Fellow in Community Data.

CDHI Associate Director wins $449,922 to build counter-archive of diverse refugee experiences

Professor Thy Phu (Arts, Culture, and Media, UTSC and Associate Director, CDHI) has been awarded $449,922 through the SSHRC Race, Gender, and Diversity Initiative Grant competition. The Refugee States partnership will build the capacity of non-profit organizations and peer researchers to create and preserve knowledge that they want and need through the development of workshops on visual and digital storytelling.