Toronto Metropolitan University
Centre for Digital Humanities
- most events are hosted on Zoom and are free and open to all registrants
- also, check out the workshops hosted by the Collaboratory!
Thursday 1-2:30 pm EST
Roundtable: Making Pictorial Print: Media Literacy and Mass Culture in British Magazines, 1885–1918, by Alison Hedley.
This roundtable event brings together TMU community members and print media scholars to discuss Dr. Alison Hedley’s new book Making Pictorial Print (U ofToronto Press, 2021) in relation to the field of media history. Alison Hedley is a TMU Communication & Culture alumna and CDH Associate Research Fellow.
Becoming the first mass media, magazines and newspapers dominated the Victorian cultural landscape but were displaced by mechanical media in the early twentieth century. In Making Pictorial Print, Dr. Hedley argues that during the years of this transition, illustrated magazines embodied popular culture’s aesthetic transformation and evolving terms of audience engagement. Remaining vital to cultural life, pictorial magazines helped shape the media cultures of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
In Winter 2022, in place of the drop-in hours it holds at its space in Toronto Metropolitan University Library, the Centre for Digital Humanities (CDH) will be holding weekly virtual drop-in sessions on Wednesdays from Noon-1 pm (usually on Zoom). These are intended as casual, learning opportunities that bring together the DH community beyond during COVID-19 restrictions.
More About Weekly Themes
Each week in a month will be dedicated to a specific theme. The first week, Stories in Play: Let’s Try, will consist of a led, shared exploration of a work of electronic literature (eLit) or a narrative-driven digital game. Week 2, DH Workbench, will be a led, shared exploration of a digital resource or tool for research and/or pedagogy. Week 3, DH@TMU Reads, will be an open discussion of a selected work of DH scholarship, read in advance of the drop-in. The fourth week, Critical Code Studies, will explore how coding/programming can be studied in the humanities.
Wednesdays Noon-1 pm EST
CRITICAL CODE STUDIES
“The Code of Beauty: Anandavardhana,” Chapter 5 (pp. 84-100) of Vikram Chandra’s Geek Sublime (Greywolf Press, 2014)
Host: Jason Boyd
Join Jason for a discussion of novelist and programmer Chandra’s fascinating chapter on Sanskrit, programming languages, and poetry.
Nanditha Narayanamoorthy, “Digital Queer: Tracing the Digital Discourse around Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code.” (2020)
Hosts: Jason Boyd and Nanditha Narayanamoorthy
Join Jason and Nanditha for a discussion of her essay exploring how Indian queer dissident subaltern counterpublics have combatted postcolonial and Victorian discourses around sexuality using social media.
April 14 — 20