Training Scholarships

Scholarships: We provide scholarship support for grad students and faculty who wish to develop specific skills at prominent sites such as the Digital Humanities Summer Institute or DH@Oxford. 

Current calls for funding: Critical DH Training Bursaries 2021-22 .

Carpentries: The Carpentries teaches foundational coding, and data science skills to researchers worldwide. The Carpentries is the leading certification program for training digital skills instructors, offering in-person workshops around the world in inclusive methods for teaching data and coding skills. Their certified volunteer Instructors are trained in pedagogy and focus on creating a motivating and engaging environment for learners. Their workshops are inclusive and hands-on, empowering students to learn new skills and build confidence in using them in their work.

The University of Toronto is an organizational member, with partial support from the CDHI. CDHI has priority access to 10 spaces for Instructor Training and guidance with capacity building at U of T. By training the trainers, so to speak, the University of Toronto can readily run low-cost local workshops. Watch this space for further information about these upcoming opportunities.

2021-2022 CDHI-Sponsored Carpentries Cohort

Jennifer Ross is a Postdoctoral Fellow at UTM with the Failure: Learning in Progress Project. She is a scholar of North American literature, critical disaster and terrorism studies, and critical digital humanities, and most recently she was the JHI-DHN postdoctoral fellow in 2020-1.

Arun Jacobs is a PhD candidate at the Faculty of Information, University of Toronto, working in the Media, Technology, and Culture concentration. His research interests include examining the media history of educational technologies.

Carina Emilia Guzmán is a PhD candidate in the Faculty of Information and the Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies collaborative program. Guzmán’s dissertation is developing a trans-feminist and queer (TFQ) framework, “stor(y)ing mi desmadre,” to explore the digital, media, and archival praxes of feminized queer communities in Latin America.

Tracy O’Brien is a PhD candidate in the Department of English and the collaborative Book History & Print Culture program. Her dissertation, “A Corpus Study of Language Variation in Early Modern Women’s Writing,” examines linguistic structures women writers used between the mid-16th and late-17th centuries.

Ian Turner is working towards his PhD in the Department for the Study of Religion. His doctoral research looks at how the Newar community in Nepal’s Kathmandu Valley has drawn on Indigenous traditions of Buddhism and Hinduism through recent decades.

For more on Carpentries, contact Elizabeth Parke or May Chan.