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Digital Humanities Network

Digital Humanities Network

The JHI Digital Humanities Network will design and support initiatives that raise awareness of, and build upon, the University of Toronto's existing strengths in the digital humanities. We take digital humanities to mean the communities and methods, tools, and platforms-based approaches often associated with the “digital humanities”; and a broader agenda that encompasses interpretative or theoretical work on digitality and a wide variety of computational approaches to humanities research.

The DH Network operates under the assumption that the intellectual and institutional space occupied by the digital humanities is temporary: innovative computational approaches and digital technologies will eventually be thoroughly – invisibly – integrated into academic practice. The JHI DH Network exists to accelerate and allow for more conscious reflection upon changes to humanities research methodologies and to the cultures, discourses, and objects of humanist study – and to network, rather than to centralize DH activity at the University of Toronto.

Second Annual DHN Conference, 29-30 August 2017

Join the tri-campus DHN community to celebrate innovative DH research, learn new skills, and share knowledge of DH. This year's event will be held at UTSC from August 29-30th featuring lightning talks, conference papers, and unconference sessions. Please register by Aug. 22nd. A bus will be provided to and returning from UTSC, and on-campus parking is available at a discount. Registration is available via the registration page (click HERE). For event information including schedule, please see the event home page:  https://sites.google.com/view/utsc-dhn-event-2017/home

Launch Event, 24-26 August 2016

The event will be structured loosely, around the principles of an “unconference.” In June,  attendees will be invited to pitch and/or sign up for sessions on topics on which they have expertise, or which they want to hear discussed. Suggestions will then be arranged into 3-5 plenary sessions, which will punctuate multiple, parallel breakout sessions. These sessions will last two days, after which there will be a final half-day hackathon.  We expect talks and discussions on such topics as machine translation, algorithmic reading, deep learning for humanities research, gaming and gamification, and augmented and virtual reality. If there is enough demand, the event may include some workshops on tools (e.g. Cytoscape, Scalar, Omeka), systems and platforms (e.g. Islandora, GIS), frameworks (e.g. IIIF, W3C), and programming and markup languages and data formats (e.g. relational databases and SQL, XML, XSLT, TEI). Click HERE for event registration details.

The Digital Humanities Census

In 2014-2015, the Jackman Humanities Institute surveyed faculty members in the humanities disciplines in order to learn about the kinds, scope, and size of technology-heavy research being performed at the University of Toronto. For more information about the Census, and to see the results, click HERE.

Digital Humanities Research Projects at the University of Toronto

The tricampus University of Toronto has tremendous strengths in the study of digitality and digital cultures and computational approaches to humanities research. Click HERE for a list of links to research projects.

Contact / Join the Digital Humanities Network

To receive information about upcoming digital humanities network events, and to get in touch with other scholars at the University of Toronto who are doing this work, please email dhn.admin@utoronto.ca.


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