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Toronto Metropolitan University
Centre for Digital Humanities
January Offerings


  • CDH events are open to the TMU community and beyond.
  • Also, check out the workshops hosted by the Collaboratory!

Currently, the Centre for Digital Humanities (CDH) is between spaces, and will hopefully have its own space in the Library building (LIB) soon. In the meantime, for Winter 2024, the CDH will be holding some of its events virtually (on Zoom) and some in-person at the TMU Library. Some events may be hybrid.

Join us!

DH Certificate


10am-Noon EST
Hybrid format

These workshops, offered by Centre for Digital Humanities and the TMU Libraries Collaboratory, consist of two sessions totalling 4-5 hours and can be counted towards the Canadian Certificate in Digital Humanities/humanités numériques (ccDH/HN).

Part One: Friday January 19
Part Two: Friday February 2

The Humanities and Scholarship in a Digital World

Instructor: Jason Boyd, Director, TMU Centre for Digital Humanities

This two-part workshop will bring together people working in the postsecondary sector (faculty, librarians, students, administrators) to discuss and reflect on knowledge making in the humanities (and in academia more broadly) within a society enmeshed with networked digital technology. Workshop One will provide a brief overview of the history of “digital humanities” and some key debates within the field before asking participants to reflect upon and share their own past, present, and possible future engagements–positive, negative, and ambivalent–with digital technology. Workshop Two will ask participants to share and discuss a proposed digital project of their own: this could be a digital creation (an edition, a database, a data visualisation, a tool, a game), a course or course assignment, a plan for self-directed study, an analysis of a digital artefact or phenomenon, or something else.

This four-hour course can be counted towards the Canadian Certificate in Digital Humanities/humanités numériques. More information at:


Noon-1:00pm EST
on Zoom

Friday January 26

What We Teach When We Teach DH

Join Brian Croxall (Brigham Young University) and Diane K. Jakacki (Bucknell University), editors of What We Teach When We Teach DH: Digital Humanities in the Classroom (University of Minnesota Press, 2023) for a discussion of the many aspects of digital humanities teaching and learning that are covered in this collection of essays.

Co-sponsored by the CDH, The TMU Libraries’ Collaboratory and Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching.

Poster for the "What We Teach When We Teach DH" book discusssion For DH@TMU January 26, 2024.

CDH Virtual


on Zoom

Each month, weekly drop-ins will be dedicated to a specific theme. Tiny Tools Tour / DH Workbench are explorations of a digital resource or tool for research, creativity, and/or pedagogy. Unarchived is a monthly podcast associated with the Playable Stories Archive focused on discussing storytelling games. Critical Code Studies discusses coding/programming from a critical perspective informed by the humanities. 


Thursday January 25
12:30pm-1:30pm EST

Lai-Tze Fan: Reverse Engineering the Gendered Design of Amazon’s Alexa: Methods in Testing Closed-Source Code in Grey and Black Box Systems

Host: Monique Tschofen

Join CDH member Monique Tschofen for a discussion with Lai-Tze Fan (Canada Research Chair in Technology and Social Change and Director  of the U&AI Lab at the University of Waterloo) about Lai-Tze’s article about Amazon’s Alexa in the Digital Humanities Quarterly’s first Special Issue on Critical Code Studies (2023, 17.2).

Read the article here.



January 23 / Noon EST

Inscryption (Daniel Mullins Games, 2021)

Listen to Season 2, Episode 4 of the Playable Stories Archive: Unarchived podcast: Inscryption starts off as a rather creepy deck-building strategy game played in a log cabin, but becomes something much more strange and sinister as it progresses. Ultimately, the goal of playing Inscryption is to figure out what it truly is. Join the Unarchived panel as they explore its layers and mysteries: Who is the player character? Who exactly is your opponent and why are some of your cards talking to you? Who made the game? What is the game’s real purpose?

On January 30th, join members of the Playable Stories Archive: Unarchived podcast collective for a roundtable to discuss the episode!


January 30
Noon-1:00pm EST

Roundtable on Inscryption podcast

Join members of the Playable Stories Archive: Unarchived podcast collective to discuss the fourth episode of Season 2 on Inscryption (Daniel Mullins Games 2021).

Listen to Season 2, Episode 4 of the Playable Stories: Unarchived podcast here.