DREC works from the recognition that the current conditions of digital scholarship—the augmented scale, reach, exposure, access—offer research communities the opportunity to defamiliarize and denaturalize our participation in long-standing systems of exploitation and to reorient their work towards non-extractive research habits, protocols and relationships.
Human Stories 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.
The Bais Yaakov Project
An archive of digitized material tracing the Bais Yaakov movement from modern scholarship to its origins in 1917 Krakow
Kiinawin Kawindomowin Story Nations
Kiinawin Kawindomowin Story Nations documents Ojibwe responses to Christianity through multimedia storytelling that spans the early Canadian colonial expansion of Treaty 3 territory into the present.
A digital platform for fostering discussions between scholars and community leaders on relationships between Indigenous Nations and Italian-Canadians.
App Studies Initiative
ASI is a network of scholars studying apps through a range of theoretical and methodological lenses.
Sex Work and the Queen City: Mapping Toronto’s Sex Trade History, 1865-1915
Brothels and historic sites researched by students in Professor Laurie K. Bertram’s seminar “The Oldest Profession in Canada”, Department of History, University of Toronto
The Cabaret Commons is a work-in-progress gathering place for trans- feminist and queer artists, activists, audiences and researchers.
LGBTQ Oral History Digital Collaboratory
The LGBTQ Oral History Digital Collaboratory connects scholars, activists, and archives across Canada and the U.S. to produce a collaborative, digital history hub for gay, lesbian, queer, and trans* oral histories.
DH Italian-Canadian Foodways
Using digital mapping and archives to consider the place of food production in Italian-Canadian Cultural identity throughout the last century.
Object Lives and Global Histories in Northern North America
Histories of North American objects addressing global flows of influence that arise from trade colonialism and migration.
Under Layered Suspicion
Under Layered Suspicion identifies whole-of-government policies and patterns of audit practices that together demonstrate potential biases in Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) audits of Muslim-led charities.