Category Archives: Conference / Congrès

CFP – Graduate Students Speak Out: Gaining Knowledge in Digital Humanities

Published / by Kimberley Martin

The CSDH/SCHN conference program committee is looking for ten-minute papers from graduate students that discuss or reflect on the opportunities they have had for education in the digital humanities, broadly conceived.

Four papers will be selected to be part of a graduate student panel at Ryerson University during the CSDH/SCHN conference that takes place May 29-31, 2017. Accepted panelists will be awarded funding for travel and accommodation for this trip.

Potential topics include:

  • What problems confront DH education in academia? What solutions can you offer?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of the current options for DH education (project training, workshops, hackathons, unconferences, conferences, and degree programs or certificates)?
  • Should DH skills be introduced prior to graduate school?
  • Have you been a part of a project that expanded your DH skillset?
  • What are other opportunities for developing digital skills?

Please send a 500-word abstract and a short biography of the author(s) to Kim Martin ( no later than April 1st.

Financial Support for CSDH/SCHN at Congress

Published / by Kimberley Martin

The Canadian Society for Digital Humanities/Société canadienne des humanités numériques, invite all graduate students that have had papers accepted to the 2017 conference in Toronto to apply for travel funding. Please note, this year, we will also accept applications for financial support from speakers who are in contingent or other precarious positions with no other funding options.

Please fill out the form at this link by March 17th. The CSDH/SCHN executive committee will get back to you as soon as possible with information about support. If you have any questions regarding this funding or your whether or not you are able to apply, please contact Kim Martin at


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

Appel à communications, Conférence CSDH/SCHN 2017

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Appel à communications, Conférence CSDH/SCHN 2017
Toronto, Ontario, 29 au 31 mai 2017

La Société canadienne des humanités numériques ( invite les chercheurs(euses), les praticien(ne)s, ainsi que les étudiant(e)s aux cycles supérieurs à soumettre des propositions de communication, de table ronde ou de démonstration numérique pour la conférence annuelle qui aura lieu lors du Congrès des sciences humaines à l’Université Ryerson du 29 au 31 mai ( Le thème du Congrès 2017 « L’épopée d’une histoire : 150 ans vers l’avenir » (« From Far and Wide: Canada’s Next 150 ») vise à souligner l’importance de la diversité, de la conscience du passé et des regards critiques sur le futur. La CSDH/SCHN accepte toutefois les propositions sur tous les thèmes qui touchent la théorie et la pratique dans le domaine des humanités numériques. Continue reading

Call for Papers, CSDH/SCHN Conference 2017

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Call for Papers, CSDH/SCHN Conference 2017
Toronto (Canada), May 29-31, 2017

The Canadian Society for Digital Humanities ( invites scholars, practitioners, and graduate students to submit proposals for papers and digital demonstrations for its annual meeting, which will be held at the 2017 Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities, Ryerson University, from May 29th to 31st ( The theme of this year’s Congress is “From Far and Wide: Canada’s Next 150”, and is aimed at encouraging diversity, an awareness of our past, and a critical look at where we are headed. The Program Committee encourages submissions on all topics relating to both theory and practice in the evolving field of the digital humanities.

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“Research and Precarity in the Humanities”

Published / by SusanBrown

Joint Panel between ACCUTE (Association of the Canadian College and University Teachers of English) and CSDH-SCHN (Canadian Society for Digital Humanities-Société canadienne des humanités numériques)

2017 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences

Toronto, Canada (May 27 — June 2, 2017)

Current discussions on precarity in the Canadian academe respond to the economic structures of university labour. The increasing dependence of universities on temporary teaching staff and the paucity of “alt-ac” positions have dominated conversations about precarious labour and the changing nature of early career researchers.

However, early career researchers in precarious situations frequently win grants and lead major research projects. Research also happens in the precariat. Addressing this gap in the conversation, we propose to examine the means by which research in the precariat contributes substantially to the body of original, essential research in academic professions.

ACCUTE has been at the forefront of discussions on the precarity of academic labour. In turn, the digital humanities community, spearheaded in Canada by CSDH-SCHN, has concentrated on alt-ac positions and collaborative work as possible responses to the crisis of academic labour. These associations constitute a vibrant community of early career researchers whose experiences provide insight into how research is accomplished in the changing academy.

We seek papers that respond to these and other topics:

  • access and use of resources, including digital and financial;
  • the impact of changing modes of publication and dissemination;
  • recognition, honours, and rewards for researchers across labour categories;
  • extra-institutional support.

Please send the following required documents by December 1 (5pm EST), 2016 to: Emily Murphy (5em18 (at) queensu (dot) ca) and Lai-Tze Fan (laitze (dot) fan (at) concordia (dot) ca).

    • A 100-word proposal (with NO identifying marks of any kind)



Please note: the CV shall have no bearing on the selection process except to ensure that the panel meets the diverse concerns of early career researchers. Also, the CV will not be disseminated to other parties.

DHSI@Congress Workshops: Thursday June 2nd and Friday June 3rd at the University of Calgary

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Are you looking for a little more DH after the CSDH/SCHN conference is over? We are pleased to announce that DHSI@Congress, a series of 2.5-hour workshops for scholars, staff, and students interested in a hands-on introduction to DH tools, techniques and methods, will be returning to Congress for its third year.

The DHSI@Congress workshops, which run on Thursday June 2nd and Friday June 3rd at the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Calgary, are built on the community model of the Digital Humanities Summer Institute at the University of Victoria (to find out more about the DHSI in Victoria, now celebrating its 17th anniversary, please visit The DHSI@Congress sessions, facilitated by established scholars and emerging leaders in the field, introduce a wide range of Digital Humanities methods and methodologies from project management to DH pedagogy, from theoretical issues to the command line (and more!). We invite interested Congress attendees to register for any and all workshops that engage their interest at Continue reading

Keynotes for Calgary Congress

Published / by SusanBrown

We’re excited to announce two of our three keynotes for our annual meeting at the University of Calgary from May 30-June 1, 2016.

Tara McPherson will address us under the (provisional) title: “DH by Design: Feminism, Aesthetics + the Digital.”

Diane Jakacki will speak (provisionally) on “How do we Teach? Digital Humanities Pedagogy in an Imperfect World.”

Our third keynote will be given by the recipient of our Outstanding Early Career Award, which will be announced early in 2016.

There’s still a week before proposals are due, but thanks to all those who have submitted to date we know it’s going to be vibrant and stimulating conference. We also have travel funds available to assist graduate students and contingent faculty. See the full CFP for details.