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Digital Humanities at the University of Toronto

Digital Humanities at the University of Toronto

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. The information was gathered in two processes, in-depth interviews, and later, email surveys. The resulting report is a snapshot; it is representative rather than comprehensive, but it shows that the use of technology has become a central necessity in a wide range of humanistic inquiries.

Some of the projects use technology to explore questions about the role of technology in research, public decision-making, and received cultural values; others represent and give a voice and a face to groups such as dissidents, artists, performers, and the peoples of non-Western cultures; most are intended to allow researchers and students to analyse and synthesize multiple kinds of information to deepen their understanding of the art, literature, languages, music, material cultures, performances and religions of people in specific times and places.

The information that was collected will help internal University of Toronto units to better understand how researchers in the humanities disciplines are using technology, and what they need in order to continue their work.


DH Census Funding Sources


DH Census across divisions

The survey results are publicly available for download.

Download the JHI DH Census (2014-2015) as a pdf file: click HERE (this file prints out on seven landscape-style sheets of legal size paper).

If you are a faculty researcher in the humanities, and would like to update your information, or to tell us about a project that does not appear in this version of the DH Census, we would be happy to add your information to the current version of the DH census.

Download the JHI DH Census survey form: click HERE

To contact us with questions or comments about the DH census, please email dhn.admin@utoronto.ca

The result of the Digital Humanities Census was the creation of a new research community, the Digital Humanities Network.  The DHN sponsors events and works to bring technology-dependent researchers together across disciplines.  For more information about the Digital Humanities Network, click HERE.










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