4th Annual Digital Humanities Conference

The Critical Digital Humanities Initiative (CDHI) at the University of Toronto cordially invites you to our fourth annual DH Conference, to take place virtually on 21-22 October 2021.

Free

CDHI Praxis Workshop: Introduction to TEI

This workshop will introduce workflows for encoding texts using Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) and will discuss how to approach tagging transcriptions based on how future researchers will access a project's digitized, transcribed, and searchable texts. Location: Online via Teams 

The Spatial Turn (2021 Fall DHN Lightning Lunch Series)

Our second meeting of this academic year has Prof. Bhavani Raman (Associate Professor, Department of Historical and Cultural Studies at UTSC), Marcel Fortin (Head, Map and Data Library), and Tia Sager (PhD Candidate, Department of Art History) speaking on digital humanities and the spatial turn, including geographic information systems (GIS) and 3D modelling.

CDHI Praxis Workshop: Getting Started with ArcGIS StoryMaps

Join Marcel Fortin (Head of the U of T Map and Data Library) for an introduction to getting started with the esri ArcGIS StoryMaps platform using the new template for development. Registration is now open: https://utoronto.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEtf-irrzMvGtQXyT7Zi_9yF7WIhtFuUSlR

Ethical DH (2021 Fall DHN Lightning Lunch Series)

Please join the University of Toronto's Critical Digital Humanities Initiative (CDHI) for the third in our Lightning Lunch series of 2021-2022, an important conversation about approaching DH work in ethical and culturally sensitive ways. Lightning Lunches are panels of three DH scholars speaking about a theme over lunch. Our third discussion will be facilitated by […]

DH Beyond the Human (2022 Winter CDHI Lightning Lunch Series)

Please join the University of Toronto's Critical Digital Humanities Initiative (CDHI) for the fourth in our Lightning Lunch series of 2021-2022 for a conversation about doing digital humanities work on plants, animals, fish, and fungi. Lightning Lunches are panels of three DH scholars speaking about a theme over lunch. Our fourth discussion will be feature […]

CDHI Praxis Workshop: Zotero for Research

This hands-on workshop will introduce participants to how to use Zotero to collect, organize, annotate, and share research materials for their own use, or for use as part of a research team. The session will cover strategies for building a personal research library, managing and organizing documents and articles, using Zotero to automate citations and […]

CDHI Visiting Speaker Series: Roopika Risam on Postcolonial DH

CDHI is pleased to host Dr. Roopika Risam as the first speaker in our Winter 2022 Visiting Speaker Series. Dr. Risam is Chair of Secondary and Higher Education and Associate Professor of Education and English, Salem State University and is a principle investigator of the Digital Ethnic Futures Consortium. Dr. Risam's talk is titled "Data […]

Power, Inequality, and DH (2022 Winter CDHI Lightning Lunch Series)

Please join the University of Toronto's Critical Digital Humanities Initiative (CDHI) for the fifth in our Lightning Lunch series of 2021-2022 for a conversation about how digital humanities approaches and methodologies can be used to unpack the relationships between power and inequality. Lightning Lunches are panels of three DH scholars speaking about a theme over […]

CDHI Visiting Speaker Series: Catherine Knight Steele on Digital Black Feminism

CDHI and the Black Research Network are pleased to host Dr. Catherine Knight Steele as the second speaker in our Winter 2022 Visiting Speaker Series. Dr. Knight Steele is an Assistant Professor of Communication at the University of Maryland-College Park and the Director of the Black Communication and Technology Lab. Dr. Knight Steele's talk is […]

CDHI Praxis Workshop: Introduction to Data Visualization Using Tableau Desktop

Data visualization gives us a better understanding of our data and helps us communicate that to others. It has the potential to generate insights, communicate findings, and illustrate evidence. Conversely, a poor visualization can undermine an argument or even mislead the reader. Through a combination of lecture and demonstrations, this 1.5-hour online workshop will provide a brief introduction to data visualization theory and practice, mainly focusing on using a common data visualization tool, Tableau Desktop. Participants will create visualizations such as a bar graphs, line graphs, scatter plots, and dashboards. The workshop is free and open to all. It will be held on zoom. Pre-registration is required.

CDHI Visiting Speaker Series: Angus Mol on Games as Playful Time Machines

CDHI is pleased to host Dr. Angus Mol as the third speaker in our Winter 2022 Visiting Speaker Series. Dr. Mol is a University Lecturer at the institute for History and the Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society. Dr. Mol's talk is titled "Playful Time Machines: Research and Outreach at the Intersections of […]

CDHI Praxis Workshop: Instascholar: Social Media Strategies for Academics on Instagram

Can you start building an effective, growing social media presence that could eventually reach millions? Scholars can and should play an active role in combatting bias and disinformation campaigns in social media. Yet, we often shy from using Instagram, one of the world’s largest social media platforms where audiences are hungry for quality, reliable content. […]

CDHI Visiting Speaker Series: Kimberly Christen on Indigenous Data and Archives

CDHI is pleased to host Dr. Kimberly Christen as the fourth and final speaker in our Winter 2022 Visiting Speaker Series. Dr. Christen is a Professor in and Director of the Digital Technology and Culture Program and the Director of the Center for Digital Scholarship and Curation at Washington State University. Dr. Christen's talk is […]

CDHI Praxis Workshop: Media Training for Humanities Researchers

This workshop is designed to help University of Toronto Humanities researchers understand the benefits of engaging with the media, learn what makes a story a good fit for media coverage, and the different tactics they can use to get attention for their research. We'll also cover tips and tricks for interviews, including how to prepare, […]

CDHI Emerging Scholar Showcase

Join CDHI's emerging scholars as they present their latest research in virtual lightning talks. The Emerging Scholar Showcase is an opportunity for CDHI's postdoctoral, graduate, and undergraduate fellows working in critical digital humanities to share their research with the University of Toronto community. View and download the event program. The event is virtual via zoom. […]

Critical DH on Social (Day of DH)

Over the course of Day of DH, the Critical Digital Humanities Initiative (CDHI) at University of Toronto will be posting social media and blog content to showcase a range of research in the area of critical DH--digital humanities bringing together the humanities' critique of power and historical perspectives for socially transformative research.