Project Profile:

Human Stories


Twitter: @HumanStories4

Description: Human Stories is a digital humanities initiative that hosts free, open-access teaching and learning resources about different kinds of peoples, humans and non-humans who make up the world we live in today, including those who study them. This project was inspired by the amazing women from Peopling the Past, whose own work has set new standards of conviviality in scholarship. We are grateful to them and to all the presenters who have shared their ideas, thoughts and work with us so that others can benefit from their insights and experiences. We aim to feature people whose work highlights the (hi)stories, ambiguities and political struggles that often get erased.


  • Girish Daswani, Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Toronto
  • Mac Graham, Video Editor
  • Bright Ackwerh, Logo Designer
  • Mutombo Da Poet, Video Intro/Outro Music

Recent News

CDHI Launches Indigenous Digital Practice Initiative for 2023-24 

CDHI is pleased to announce that we are launching the Indigenous Digital Practice initiative, with the goal of building strengths in Indigenous Digital Practice among university and community-based Indigenous researchers.

Dr. Jennifer Wemigwans is leading this initiative and has commenced her position as Director of Indigenous Digital Practice.

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Digital Storytelling Workshop, 24-26 November 2023

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.).   

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