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Nominations are in!

Nominations are in!

We are happy to report the results of our nomination process for renewals and vacancies on the CSDH/SCHN executive.

Incumbents Dominic Forest and Diane Jakacki stand unopposed for renewal in their positions of Vice-President French and Member-at-Large respectively.

Our society’s nomination for Treasurer is Jason Boyd, and our nomination for Graduate Student Representative is Arun Jacob.  You will find their biographical statements below.

The executive will seek ratification of these nominees at our AGM at Congress 2017 in Toronto next month.

Biographical statements:

Jason Boyd for Treasurer

I am an associate professor of English at Ryerson University (hired as a specialist in digital humanities), and also teach in the Master of Digital Media  and the Communication and Culture graduate program. I have leadership roles in the Ryerson Centre for Digital Humanities (co-director), Digital Scholarship Ontario (co-chair), and the Digital Humanities Summer Institute (assistant director). I regularly attend the CSDH/SCHN meetings at Congress (I first presented at the meeting in 2006), and am Program Chair and Local Area Coordinator for CSDH/SCHN at Congress 2017 at Ryerson. I would like the opportunity to serve the Society out of recognition of its role in facilitating my scholarly activities and network, and I hope my organizational experience and fondness for spreadsheets can be useful employed in the position of Treasurer.

Arun Jacob for Graduate Student Representative

Arun Jacob is currently pursuing his Masters in Arts (Work and Society) at McMaster University. He completed his Master of Professional Communication at Ryerson University in 2011. He acquired his Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Communication Studies, Cultural Studies and Critical Theory at McMaster University in 2010. Arun is an intersectional bricoleur who can be found in and around the Sherman Centre for Digital Scholarship. His research interests include but is not limited to critically analyzing digital labour, the fetishization of algorithms, critical technocultural politics, surveillance media technologies and in particular the dialectic between audience/entertainment and citizen/information.




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

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

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.

Call for nominations for positions on the executive committee / appel à candidatures sur le comité executif de csdh/schn

Call for nominations for positions on the executive committee / appel à candidatures sur le comité executif de csdh/schn

The renewal committee of the Canadian Society for Digital Humanities / Société canadienne des humanités numériques invites nominations and self-nominations from candidates interested in one of the following positions:

  • Vice-president, French, 2017-2020. Dominic Forest is standing for re-election.
  • Treasurer, 2017-2020
  • Member-at-large, 2017-2019. Diane Jakacki is standing for re-election.
  • Graduate student representative, 2017-2018

Please contact Dr. Brent Nelson ( no later than 6 pm EST on Wednesday 22 March 2017 with a short paragraph indicating your interest in running.

Le comité de renouvellement de la Canadian Society for Digital Humanities / Société canadienne des humanités numériques invite des candidatures de chercheurs intéressés dans l’un des postes suivant:

  • vice-président, français, 2017-2020. Dominic Forest se représenteron.
  • trésorier, 2017-2020
  • un membre, 2017-2019. Diane Jakacki se représentera.
  • représentant étudiant, 2017-2018

Merci d’envoyer un court paragraphe détaillant votre intérêt à être mis en nomination pour l’un de ces postes à Dr. Brent Nelson ( avant 18h EST le mercredi 22 mars 2017.

Financial Support for CSDH/SCHN at Congress

Financial Support for CSDH/SCHN at Congress

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

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

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