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Toronto Metropolitan University
Centre for Digital Humanities
March Offerings

  • most events are hosted on Zoom and are free and open to all registrants
  • also, check out the workshops hosted by the Collaboratory!
Currently, the Centre for Digital Humanities (CDH) is between spaces, and will hopefully have a new space in the Library (LIB) by Spring 2023. In the meantime, for Winter 2023 the Centre for Digital Humanities (CDH) will be holding weekly virtual drop-in sessions on Tuesdays from Noon-1 PM (usually on Zoom). These are intended as casual learning opportunities that bring together the DH community at Toronto Met and beyond.

Join us!

Public Talk @ TMU

Tuesday 14th
6:00–8:00 pm

Peter Bronfman Learning Centre,
Heaslip House (Chang School of Continuing Education),
297 Victoria Street, 7th floor

March 14

Celebrating LGBTQ2S+ Studies at TMU.

To celebrate the launch of TMU’s LGBTQ2S+ Studies Minor in Fall 2023, two leading LGBTQ2S+ Studies scholars will talk about their recent and forthcoming work.

Dr. Lisa L. Moore: “How Lesbians Saved Poetry: The Poems of This Bridge Called My Back.

Dr. Bo Ruberg: Sex Dolls at Sea: Imagined Histories of Sexual Technologies.

Co-sponsored by the CDH.

A poster that shows the multicoloured Progress Pride flag for "Celebrating LGBTQ2S+ Studies @ TMU" held March 14, 2023.

In-Person Event

Digital Cultures
Lecture Series

Thursday 16th
10:00–11:00 am EST

March 16

Screen Sovereignties: 2LGBTQ+ Indigenous Governance in Canadian Cinemas.

Jas M. Morgan (Canada Research Chair, Digital Wahkohtowin & Cultural Governance, Toronto Metropolitan University.)

The third of four talks in the Winter 2023 interuniversity DH Research Centre Lecture Series on the theme of  “Communities.” Sponsored by the Université de Montréal, the University of Ottawa, the University of Guelph, and Toronto Metropolitan University.

For more information visit the CRIHN website.

Poster for Jas M. Morgan's presentation as part of Digital Humanities Virtual Seminar 2023

CDH Virtual


Tuesdays Noon-1 pm EST

Each month, some sessions 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. The aim of the Digital Lives Exploratory Research Group is to explore the ways we study lives through digital technologies.


March 7

Launch of Creating Playable Stories with Ink/Inky.

Hosts: Jeremy Andriano and Jason Boyd 

Join Jeremy and Jason for the launch of an Open Educational Resource (OER) textbook published on TMU Libraries’ Pressbooks platform.

View the book.

Broadcast: March 14

Episode 2: Nier Automata (PlatinumGames 2017).

Host: Kevin Ghouchandra 
Panel: Jeremy Andriano, Patrick Dolan, and Alexander Hurezeanu

The last of humanity has fled to the moon to avoid extinction. Androids 2B and 9S, on the frontline of humanity’s resistance, fight the 14th Machine War, aiming to take back the earth from a robot army of mindless destruction…or at least that’s what they think.

Just as the robots and androids repeatedly fight the same endless war over and over again, Nier: Automata’s story seems to ask the player to replay the same game again and again. The full story is only revealed after repeated playthroughs: but will every player persevere to learn how it really ends?

Listen to the podcast on February 14th and find out more by visiting the Unarchived Podcast page on Stories in Play.

March 21

Making Music.

Host: Reg Beatty 

Join Reg as he examines a number of tools to explore sound and make music ranging from online oscillators, to virtual piano rolls, to “Orca” by Hundred Rabbits:

“Orca is a two-dimensional esoteric programming language in which every letter of the alphabet is an operator, where lowercase letters operate on bang, uppercase letters operate each frame.

The application is not a synthesiser, but a flexible livecoding environment capable of sending MIDI, OSC & UDP to your audio interface…”

March 28

“Digital Lives: Exploratory Research Group.”

Host: Jason Boyd 

A discussion of David Clark’s 88 Constellations for Wittgenstein as a digital biography.

David Clark, “Pictures in the Stars: 88 Constellations for Wittgenstein and the Online ‘Biography’.” Biography, volume 38, number 2, Spring 2015, pp. 290-296, DOI: