Virtual Lightning Lunch, “How to Build (and Maintain) a DH Project,” 13 May 2020

Apr 27, 2020

DHN lightning lunches focus on a specific topic or contemporary issue. By inviting experts from different disciplines to explore the intersections of their work, these events lead to the formation of new networks, research projects, and shared knowledge.

This virtual lightning lunch, “How to Build (and Maintain) a DH Project,” explores the topics of ethics and sustainability in the staffing, training, and management of DH projects. Speakers will present for approximately 10 minutes, followed by a general discussion. We invite all those with experience in DH project management (and those simply interested in it) to participate.

Guiding questions for the conversation might include: how can DH projects develop ethical and effective reporting structures? How might they push back against the academy’s trend toward precarious employment? And how can DH practitioners balance long-term project commitments with the demands of their own research and teaching?


Kristen Bos: PhD Candidate, Department of Anthropology, University of Toronto St. George

Pamela Klassen: Professor, Department for the Study of Religion, University of Toronto St. George

Nicholas Terpstra: Professor, Department of History, University of Toronto St. George

Colin Rose: Assistant Professor, Department of History, Brock University

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Participants can register at our Eventbrite page. All registrants will receive information on how to join the closed Zoom meeting in advance of the event.

Please Note: The video of this conversation will be recorded and made publicly available on the DHN website ( at a later date. Participation in the Zoom meeting therefore means consenting to be recorded in this manner. Please contact the event organizers at with any questions or concerns.