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 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.

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CDHI Digital Humanities Developer

The CDHI invites applications for a Digital Humanities (DH) Developer to work collaboratively with faculty researchers on the complete lifecycle of digital scholarship projects. We are looking for someone with strong front-end development skills who is a collaborative, creative, and strategic thinker able to work closely with faculty to define research project goals and attainable deliverables within grant and research timelines and schedules. This is a term appointment until April 2024 with the possibility of renewal/extension. Applications are due May 26, 2022.

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