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 X University Collaboratory!
- In solidarity with Indigenous faculty and students, we are using ‘X’ to replace ‘Ryerson’ until the university is renamed.
Thursday 2-3 pm EST
“HBooks: Tracking the History of History in Periodicals”
Presented by: Leslie Howsam
Join Leslie Howsam (Distinguished University Professor Emerita, History, University of Windsor & CDH Senior Research Associate) in conversation with Jason Boyd (CDH Director), Reg Beatty (CDH Projects Manager), Catherine Ellis (History, X University) and Andrew Hobbs (History, University of Central Lancashire) about HBooks and related issues around the dissemination and teaching of history.
Participants may wish to consult Dr. Howsam’s related article.“Mediated Histories: How Did Victorian Periodicals Parse the Past?” Victorian Periodicals Review, Volume 50, Number 4, Winter 2017, pp. 802-824.
In Fall 2021, in place of the drop-in hours it holds at its space in X 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 at X University and 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@XU 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
STORIES IN PLAY: LET’S TRY
Unmemory, by Patrones y Escondites (2020)
Host: Jason Boyd
Join Jason as he explores “a game you can read; a novel you can play.”
Using COVE (Collaborative Organization for Virtual Education) in Your Classroom.
Host: Dino Felluga
COVE is a digital learning and teaching environment to which the university’s library has a pilot subscription. Although the holdings at COVE are currently 19th-century dominant, there is also a great deal of material from other literary periods (Beowulf to Virginia Woolf) and a series of ongoing grants to digitize BIPOC texts. Each week, several new texts are added. With a few months’ leeway, one can request a text for digitization that has not yet been uploaded to COVE. Many of XU’s faculty and graduate students may find this site helpful to their future teaching.
Dino Felluga, a founder, will join us for this special session geared towards XU faculty and graduate students. COVE enables the formation of a digital anthology of texts that are fully annotatable and a set of tools to enhance the understanding of assigned texts. We will introduce attendees to its features, provide a short account of how it has and can be used in a classroom setting and then answer any questions you might have about its features.
DH@XU READS / CRITICAL CODE STUDIES
Close Reading Code
Host: Jason Boyd
Join Jason for a discussion of what can happen when close reading and computer code are combined, focusing on the “Introduction” (pp. 13-29) of Nick Monfort et al., 10 PRINT CHR$(205.5+RND(1)); : GOTO 10 (MIT Press, 2013).