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October Offerings


Afternoon talk
Thursday 2-3 pm

October 21

“Adapting The Tempest as a Table Top Role Playing Game (TTRPG)”

Presented by: Christina Anto, M.A. (Literatures of Modernity)

Join Christina as she discusses with Tanya Pobuda her experience of redesigning Shakespeare’s play as a solo RPG game.

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.

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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.

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CDH Virtual


Wednesdays Noon-1 pm


October 6

Nyamnyam’s Astrologaster (2019)

Host: Jason Boyd

Join Jason as he plays Simon Forman, Elizabeth & Jacobean ‘doctor’ to the illustrious and semi-illustrious (like Shakespeare’s landlady), as he attempts to use the stars to diagnose and prognosticate.


October 20

“Frameworks.” Section 2 of Ruth Ahnert et al., The Network Turn: Changing Perspectives in the Humanities (Cambridge UP 2020)

Host: Sarah Bull

A key argument of The Network Turn is that “we are at a moment in time when it is crucial that arts and humanities scholars join the critique of how large-scale network data and advanced network analysis are being harnessed for the purposes of power, surveillance, and commercial gain” (from the Summary).


October 27

What is Critical Code Studies? Why is it important?

Hosts: Jason Boyd and Tanya Pobuda

Mark C. Marino, author of Critical Code Studies (MIT Press, 2020), argues that “code means more than merely what it does; we must also consider what it means. We need to learn to read code critically.” (Marino’s description of CCS can be read here: