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”.
The Critical Digital Humanities Initiative (CDHI), a tri-campus research initiative funded by the University of Toronto’s Institutional Strategic Initiatives (ISI) program, is pleased to announce a 2.5 day in-person digital research storytelling workshop from Friday Nov 24-Sunday Nov 26, 2023, at the University of Toronto, St. George Campus (location TBD, Friday afternoon) and the Collaborative Digital Research Centre (CDRS) at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) campus (Sat. and Sun.).
The Critical Digital Humanities Initiative (CDHI) will support five postdoctoral fellowships between 2021-2024. The Jackman Humanities Institute will continue their support of the digital humanities at the University of Toronto for the next three years in the form of an annual JHI Digital Humanities Postdoctoral Fellowship, tied to their annual theme. The call for this opportunity is circulated in the fall of each year, and the Fellow for 2021-2022 has been selected. In addition to these three fellowships, the University of Toronto, Scarborough and the Faculty of Information are each supporting a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in Critical Digital Humanities, to be supervised by faculty appointed in those divisions. Each postdoctoral fellowship will be held from July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2024, and the call for applications will circulate in the Fall of 2021. All five postdocs will be integrated into the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) postdoc program, attend CLIR training workshops in the US and transfer newly learned techniques back to the CDHI.
Current Digital Humanities Postdoctoral Fellows
CDHI Postdoctoral Fellow in Community Data 2022–24
Katie Mackinnon completed her PhD in the Faculty of Information, University of Toronto (2022). Her research focuses on histories of the web, including early uses and experiences of young people in the late 1990s. She interrogates ethical approaches to web archival research and youth data, and examines social, infrastructural, and policy issues of the web.
CDHI Postdoctoral Fellow in Community Data 2022–2024
Rachel Corbman received a PhD in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from Stony Brook University in 2019. Her research and teaching interests span feminist studies, queer studies, disability studies, transgender studies, the public and digital humanities, and the history of gender and sexuality. Her current book project, “Conferencing on the Edge: A Queer History of Feminist Field Formation, 1969-89,” offers a history of the conflicts that shaped U.S. women’s studies and gay and lesbian studies in the 1970s and 1980s.
JHI-CDHI Digital Humanities Postdoctoral Fellow 2023–24
The CDHI warmly welcomes Chloe Bordewich as the 2023–24 JHI-CDHI Digital Humanities Postdoctoral Fellow. Chloe writes about the history of information and the politics of historical narrative in West Asia and North Africa. Her current book explores citizens’ fight for freer access to information in Egypt in both the past and the present. Chloe received her PhD in history and Middle Eastern studies from Harvard University (2022) and was a postdoctoral fellow in public history at Boston University’s Center for Antiracist Research (2022–23). Interested in multilingual DH and spatial storytelling, Chloe is also co-leader of the Boston Little Syria Project, a public/digital history initiative that documents the history of Boston’s first Arabic-speaking neighbourhood.