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Toronto Metropolitan University
Centre for Digital Humanities
November Offerings

  • most events are hosted on Zoom and are free and open to all registrants
  • also, check out the workshops hosted by the Collaboratory!


Thursday 10th
2:30-3:30 pm and 3:30-4:30 pm

November 10

Tour and Demo of TMU’s Library’s Immersion Studio (LIB386C)

Hosts: Fangmin Wang and Michael Carter-Arlt

A chance to explore the TMU Libraries’ 360 Immersion Studio and talk about how it can be used for research! There will be two sessions (2:30-3:30 PM and 3:30-4:30 PM).

Note that each session is limited to 10 people. Please only register for one session.

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, in Fall 2022 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!

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.


CDH Virtual


Tuesdays Noon-1 pm EST


November 1

Eliza by Zachtronics (2019)

Host: Jason Boyd

Join Jason as he plays Evelyn, who is starting a new job as a proxy for a virtual counselling app called Eliza.


November 8

Using Research Rabbit for Research Discovery

Host: Jason Boyd

Join Jason for an introduction to Research Rabbit, a tool for discovering published research, and which can be used in conjunction with Zotero. 


November 15

Dino Felluga, “Going a Step Further Than Open Access and Open Source: COVE and the Promise of Open Assembly.”

Hosts: Jason Boyd and Dino Felluga, General Editor of COVE

Join Jason in discussion with Dino about how COVE (Collaborative Organization for Virtual Education) is addressing issues of long-term sustainability for digital humanities platforms and the value of collectively sharing content. 

Registrants will be provided with access to COVE, where they can read the paper and annotate it using the COVE annotation tool.


November 22

Matthew Bellinger. “The Rhetoric of Error in Digital Media.” Computational Culture 5, 2016.

Host: Jason Boyd

Join Jason for a discussion of Bellinger’s study of how errors (glitches, bugs, failures) in computing are framed and discussed.

Read the article in Computational Culture


November 29

Electric Zine Maker by Nathalie Lawhead

Host: Reg Beatty

Join Reg in this inaugural tour of Everest Pipkin’s Tiny Tools Directory. Today’s tour will examine game designer and artist Nathalie Lawhead’s Electric Zine Maker as a tool, a toy, and a game. We will also talk about zine culture, especially during COVID.

“What Lawhead and the Electric Zine Maker suggest is that seriousness is not always the best way to fight back against a system that doesn’t care about you; choosing lightness, lack of coherence, silliness and restful creation can be just as effective.” – Nicole Froio in the Observer