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Ryerson Centre for Digital Humanities
October Offerings

most events are hosted on Zoom and are free and open to all registrants

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Lunchtime talks
Tuesdays Noon-1 pm

Oct 20

“Creating Interactive Books with Pressbooks, Hypothesis and H5P”

Sally Wilson (Ryerson University Library)

Pressbooks supports blended and online learning with an intuitive authoring platform that lets you create, adapt and publish books in a variety of formats. In this introductory session we will look at Pressbooks from both reader and author perspectives with examples of Pressbooks that have been created at Ryerson and other institutions. We will also explore how to engage students with Pressbooks by adding interactivity to the web versions of these books with H5P quizzes and activities and by using the Hypothesis social annotating software tool.

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


Oct 7

Bored to Death in Night Shift (Scary Tales vol. 1) (Puppet Combo)

Host: Patrick Dolan


Oct 14

Reading Week: No Drop-In


Oct 21

“The Numbers Don’t Speak For Themselves,” Chapter 6 of Data Feminism (2020)

Host: Sarah Bull


Oct 28

Wikipedia edit of selected Board Game “stubs”

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