Author Archives: Constance Crompton

DHSI@Congress Workshops: Saturday May 27th and Sunday May 28th at Ryerson University

Published / by Constance Crompton

Are you looking to refresh some of your DH skills? Would you be glad of a low-stakes way to pick up new ones? If you are attending the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences in at Ryerson, join us for DHSI@Congress on May 27th and 28th. Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors and hosts, all spots in the workshops are made available via a tuition scholarship, requiring only the payment of a $25 administrative fee for each session. We invite Congress attendees to register for any and all workshops that engage their interest — the workshops are modular, so can be taken individually or as a two-day course of study.

Help us spread the good word! If you know a colleagues, students, or friends who might enjoy this DH workshop series, please pass on our poster.


For workshop descriptions please see
Saturday May 27
Introduction to the Digital Humanities
Introducing Virtual and Augmented Reality
Introduction to 3D Printing for Humanities

Sunday May 28
The Power of the Command Line, an Introduction
Digital Humanities Pedagogy
Introduction to Compute Canada
Introduction to Databases for Humanists
“Centering Digital Humanities: Collaboration and Community at Ryerson.” Joint plenary address with CDSH/SCHN by Lorraine Janzen Kooistra, Professor of English and Co-Director of the Ryerson Centre for Digital Humanities

Diane Jakacki: CSDH/SCHN Member at Large

Published / by Constance Crompton

Diane Jakacki CSDH/SCHN Member at LargeHeartiest congratulations to Diane Jakacki, CSDH/SCHN’s newest executive team member. This election boasted one of the largest slates in recent memory and was a credit to all who ran.

An Early Modernist, Diane is the Digital Scholarship Coordinator and a Faculty Teaching Associate in Comparative Humanities at Bucknell University. She is a long-serving member of both the Canadian and international DH community. She is an associate director of the DHSI, technical editor of the Internet Shakespeare Editions, and, most recently, the DH 2017 conference committee chair.

Welcome Diane!

2016 Lancashire Promise Award: Jenna Townend

Published / by Constance Crompton
Jenna Townend and Ian Lancashire. Image courtesy of Jason Boyd.

Jenna Townend and Ian Lancashire. Image courtesy of Jason Boyd.

It is with great pleasure that the CSDH/SCHN executive introduces Jenna Townend, PhD student in the Department of English and Drama at Loughborough University and winner of the 2016 Lancashire Promise Award. Her paper “The Network of George Herbert’s Imitators: A Quantitative Approach” traced the ways that phrases from George Herbert’s devotional poetry were taken up by his contemporaries. The judges were unanimous in their praise of her delivery, her comfort with her material, and her ability to engage with audience questions. Jenna did an excellent job situating her experience, methodology, and outcomes in the context of both DH and seventeenth-century studies. The judges were particularly impressed by her ability to follow through on her ambitious plan of research.

The judges also noted how close the rankings were and commend this year’s excellent graduate scholars — thank you all for such a great week together.

Compute Canada SPARC II White Paper

Published / by Constance Crompton

BILINGUAL-CC-WEB-LOGOBelow is CSDH/SCHN’s whitepaper written in response to Compute Canada’s SPARC II call. It builds on CSDH/SCHN’s 2014 paper which responded to the first SPARC call. This second whitepaper, like the 2014 whitepaper, results from a call for input from the DH community at large. It focuses on staffing and training; allocation processes; and sustainability, data management, and long-term storage. Humanities and social science scholars make up one of Compute Canada’s fastest growing user groups and so we are glad to have the opportunity to work together with Compute Canada to support the community’s advanced research computing needs.

Whitepaper presented by the Canadian Society for digital humanities / Société canadienne des humanités numériques (CSDH/SCHN) in response to Compute / Calcul Canada’s Call for Whitepapers for Sustainable Planning for Advanced Research Computing Phase II (SPARC2 2016)