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Ryerson Centre for Digital Humanities
November Offerings

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Lunchtime talks
Tuesdays Noon-1 pm

Nov 3

“The Basics of Research Creation: Engaging Practice-Led Research as a Form of Knowledge Making”

Aaron Tucker, CDH Research Fellow


“As a strategy of resistance to the resignation that surrounds me daily in the arts and humanities wings of the university, I look to research-creation, even as it is being commodified right under our feet, as a site of generative recrafting: a touchstone and orienting point that might help render daily life in the academy more pedagogically, politically, and affectively sustainable.”
–Natalie Loveless, How to Make Art at the End of the World

Starting from the above quote, this workshop will outline the basic principles of practice-led research and the value of methodologies like research creation and critical making. Aaron Tucker will use examples from his own digital humanities research in illustration and guide participants through a discussion of how they might consider research creation within their classrooms and own research practices, with a particular focus on artificial intelligence.

Participants are encouraged to read the Introduction to Loveless’ How to Make Art at the End of the World (posted for free by Duke University Press):

In Fall 2020, in place of the drop-in hours it holds at its space in Ryerson University Library, the Centre for Digital Humanities (CDH) will be holding weekly virtual drop-in sessions on Wednesdays from 4-5PM (usually on Zoom). These are intended as casual, fun events that bring together the DH community at Ryerson and beyond during COVID-19 restrictions.

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@Ryerson Reads, will be an open discussion of a selected work of DH scholarship, read in advance of the drop-in. The fourth week, Wiki Editing Blitz, a joint CDH and Library Collaboratory initiative, will involve collaborative creation/editing of content on Wikipedia (entries) and Wikisource (digital editions).

CDH Virtual


Wednesdays, 4-5 pm


Nov 4

What Happened Before The Return of the Obra Dinn (Lucas Pope)

Host: Jason Boyd


Nov 11

Using COVE (Central Online Victorian Educator) in the Classroom

Host: Lorraine Janzen Kooistra, CDH Director Emerita

Participants are asked to explore the COVE interface prior to the Drop-In.


Nov 18

John Hunter, Katherine Faull, and Diane Jakacki, “Reifying the Maker as Humanist.” Making Things and Drawing Boundaries: Experiments in the Digital Humanities, edited by Jentery Sayers, U of Minnesota P, 2017.

Hosts: Jason Boyd & Tanya Pobuda, Ph.D. Candidate, Communication and Culture


Nov 25

Wikisource edit of Earl Lind (Jennie June), Autobiography of an Androgyne (1918)

Hosts: Jason Boyd & Craig Jennex, Assistant Professor, English