Welcome to the Jackman Humanities Institute’s Digital Humanities Network (DHN), based at the University of Toronto.
The mandate of the DHN is to design and support initiatives that raise awareness and build upon U of T’s existing strengths in the digital humanities. The network defines the digital humanities broadly, including communities and methods, tools, and platform-based approaches often associated with the digital humanities. The DHN supports initiatives that encompass interpretative or theoretical work on digitality and a wide variety of computational approaches to humanities research.
To achieve this mandate, we facilitate events that bring together faculty, students, librarians, and staff from across the University’s tri-campus, such as lightning lunches, workshops, and an annual conference. Our monthly lightning lunches focus on a specific topic or contemporary issue with experts from different disciplines to explore threads of commonality and nuance. It is always our hope that these lightning lunches will lead to the formation of new networks, research projects, and shared knowledge. Our workshops address the technical and theoretical issues found across our members’ research needs. These workshops range from technical programming to practical research applications. Finally, our annual conference brings together these disparate groups to network and examine our shared interest in digitality.
In addition to organizing events, we distribute a weekly newsletter, which digests relevant events, calls-for-proposals, and jobs around the Toronto area, and provide one-on-one consultation with our members to advise them and direct them to relevant resources at the University.