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Ryerson 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 Ryerson University Collaboratory!


Lunchtime talks
Tuesdays Noon-1 pm

Sept 29

“Remote Research Roundtable”

Jason Boyd (CDH), Michael Carter (Master of Digital Media Program), Robin Kang (Master of Digital Media Class of 2020), Cristina Pietropaolo and Jimmy Tran (RUL Collaboratory)

This roundtable will discuss, from a variety of perspectives, how COVID-19 transmission mitigation measures have impacted the ways in which academic research is undertaken, weighing both the challenges and opportunities that ‘virtual’ environments present in relation to the usual modes of conducting research.

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 Blitza 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


Sept 9

Uncensoring Blackbar

Host: Jason Boyd


Sept 16

Using Zotero to Manage Research

Host: Jason Boyd


Sept 23

Alan Liu

“Toward a Diversity Stack: Digital Humanities and Diversity as a Technical Problem,” PMLA, vol. 135, no. 1, January 2020, pp. 130-51

Host: Jason Boyd


Sept 30

How to Contribute to Wikipedia and Wikisource

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