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Digital Humanities Research Network Launch

Digital Humanities Research Network Launch
UTM Instructional Centre
Time: Aug 24th, 9:30 am End: Aug 25th, 5:30 pm
Interest Categories: Women/Gender, Women & Gender Studies (FAS), Visual Studies (UTM), Urban, United States Studies, Spanish & Portuguese (FAS), South Asian, Sociology (FAS), Slavic Studies (FAS), Sexual Diversity, Science/Technology, Religion, Study of (FAS), Psychology, Psychoanalytic, Psychiatry, Political Science, Philosophy (UTSC), Philosophy (UTM), Philosophy (FAS), Other, Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations (FAS), Music, Faculty of , Medieval Studies (FAS), Medicine, Faculty of , Marxist, Linguistics (FAS), Law, Faculty of , Latin American, Language Studies (UTM), Jewish Studies, Italian Studies (FAS), Islamic Studies, Information, Faculty of, Indigenous, Humanities, Human Geography (UTSC), History (FAS), History & Philosophy of Science & Technology (FAS), Historical Studies (UTM), Historical and Cultural Studies (UTSC), German (FAS), Geography & Planning (FAS), French and Linguistics (UTSC), French (FAS), Food Studies, Ethnography, Ethics, Environment, English and Drama (UTM), English (UTSC), English (FAS), Education, Ontario Institute for Studies in (OISE/UT), Education, East Asian Studies (FAS), Drama, Theatre, Performance Studies (FAS), Digital Art/Humanities, Diaspora/Transnational, Critical Theory, Criminology, Comparative Literature (FAS), Communications, Communication, Culture, Information and Technology (UTM), Classics (FAS), Cities and Humanities, Cinema, Caribbean, Canada, Book History/Print Culture, before 400 BCE, Arts, Culture and Media (UTSC), Art (FAS), Architecture, Landscape, Design, Archaeology, Anthropology (UTSC), Anthropology (UTM), Anthropology (FAS), African, 400-1200, 400-1 BCE, 2000-, 1950-2000, 1900-1950, 1800-1900, 1500-1800, 1200-1500, 1-400 CE
Two day symposium of technologically driven humanities research in theoretical context

The Jackman Humanities Institute is pleased to announce the launch of an exciting new initiative!

The Digital Humanities Network Launch will bring researchers from across the University of Toronto's three campuses into a theoretically rich discussion of technology and its applications in the humanities.

Join us for two days of networking, 24 and 25 August 2016 at the University of Toronto Mississauga.  Free transportation from the St. George campus will be provided.


For more information on Digital Humanities at the U of T, see


Download  schedule [pdf]

Questions? Please contact Alexandra Gillespie alexandra.gillespie@utoronto.ca (Director, JHI DH Network) or Elizabeth Parke, elizabeth.parke@utoronto.ca (Postdoctoral Fellow, JHI DH Network).

On 24 August, we are planning on two sessions devoted to new directions in humanities research, featuring new research faculty and new thinking about research infrastructure. These will be followed by sessions where researchers at the cutting edge in DH research at the University of Toronto's three campuses introduce their work - on digitality, digital performance, text mining, machine translation, algorithmic reading, deep learning, gaming and gamification, and augmented and virtual reality, among other topics - in the form of lightning talks and a poster session, during which there will be wine, canapes, and plenty of networking opportunities.

On 25 August, we will hold a roundtable on the pioneers of DH at the University of Toronto and their role in our collective DH future; the afternoon sessions will be given over to introductions to, and more advanced workshops on, tools for DH project management (e.g. Slack, Github) and digital research and publication (e.g. Cytoscape, Scalar, Omeka); systems and platforms (e.g. Islandora, GIS); frameworks (e.g. IIIF, W3C Web Annotation); and programming and markup languages and data formats (e.g. relational databases, SQL, XML, XSLT, TEI).

Registration will cost permanent faculty, staff, and librarians $60 and opens 1 August. Attendance is free for the unwaged, contract employees, and graduate students.

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