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Centre for Digital Humanities
September Offerings

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

• also, check out the workshops hosted by the X University Collaboratory!


Lunchtime talks
Thursday 2-3 pm

Fall 2021

Details TBD


Description of Talk

Coming soon…

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


September 8

Lucas Pope’s Papers, Please (2013)

Host: Jason Boyd

Join Jason as he plays a border crossing guard under a repressive government.


September 15

Using Zotero to Manage Research

Host: Jason Boyd

Join Jason as he demonstrates how Zotero can be used to streamline one’s research process. (Attendees may wish to download the Zotero application in advance.)


September 22

“Why Are the Digital Humanities So Straight?” by Edmond Y. Chang

Host: Jason Boyd

A free PDF of the collection in which Chang’s essay appears can be downloaded here:


September 29

Programming as an Art

Host: Jason Boyd

Donald Knuth, a prominent computer scientist, has argued that programming should be understood as an art and not (just) a science. What does this mean for programming as a focus of humanistic studies? (Knuth’s Turing Award lecture, “Computer Programming as an Art” (1974) can be accessed here: