Open Events at Congress

Congress 2017 is quickly approaching, and we would like to draw your attention to the following list of open events of interest to the DH community. Ryerson is a large but very compact campus, and there has been a wayfinding app created to help you get around. Be sure to download it before arriving in Toronto!


Sunday, May 28, 2017

16:30-19:00: Centre for Digital Humanities, Ryerson Library, LIB 407

DHSI@Congress & the Canadian Society for Digital Humanities/La Société canadienne des humanités numériques joint keynote:

"Centering Digital Humanities: Collaboration and Community at Ryerson"

Lorraine Janzen Kooistra, Co-Director, Centre for Digital Humanities

Followed by a Reception for the Official Opening of the new premises of the Centre for Digital Humanities.


Monday, May 29, 2017

8:30-12:00: The Eaton Lecture Theatre, RCC 204

Canadian Society for the Study of Education Reconciliation Event

Pedagogical Panel and Talking Circles for Decolonizing and Indigenizing Post-Secondary Classrooms

10:00-16:00: Centre for Digital Humanities, Ryerson Library, LIB 407

Canadian Whites Student Projects Exhibition

Second-year students in Advanced English Research Methods present their published online exhibits of the original research they conducted curating monthly issues of the “Canadian Whites,” a rare collection of Canadian World War II comics held by Ryerson University Library Archives and Special Collections. Drop-ins are welcome throughout the day.

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15:00-16:30: The Eaton Lecture Theatre, RCC 204

Canadian Society for the Study of Education Reconciliation Event

Pedagogies for Putting Reconciliation into Action in the Classroom


Tuesday, May 30, 2017

17:00-19:00: Centre for Digital Humanities, Ryerson Library, LIB 407

Launch of the Stories in Play Initiative (

Affiliated with Ryerson University’s Centre for Digital Humanities, the Stories in Play

Initiative (SIPI) is a platform for knowledge creation and dissemination relating to the broad field of digital storytelling.

17:00-19:00: TIFF Bell Lightbox, Third Floor Learning Studios, 350 King St. W.

Communication & Culture Graduate Student Mixer

An evening of networking and exchange of scholarly ideas among colleagues.

RSVP by 26 May:

19:15: HASTAC Scholars meet-up

Come have dinner and drinks with fellow members of the HASTAC community! Past, present, and prospective HASTAC scholars are especially encouraged to attend. We will meet in front of the main entrance to the Ryerson Student Learning Centre and walk to dinner nearby at 7:15 pm. Keep an eye on Twitter for details.


Wednesday, May 31, 2017

10:00-14:30: Centre for Digital Humanities, Ryerson Library, LIB 407

Fabuludus 2016 Arcade

An arcade featuring playable stories submitted to the Fabuludus 2016 jam by English B.A. students Amanda Conrad, Kaitlyn Fralick, Mary Matias, Ewan Matthews, William Moo, Caitlyn Ng Man Chuen, Stefany Pantuso, and Chantal Townsend. Drop in and play some stories!

15:00-16:30: Ryerson Library, LIB 405

Canadian Association for the Study of Book Culture (CASBC) Open Event Keynote

“Textbooks for the Victorian Empire: Bringing Book History and Digital Humanities to the Challenges of Colonial Historiography.”

Leslie Howsam, Professor Emerita and Distinguished Professor of History, University of Windsor; Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Digital Humanities, Ryerson University

18:00-20:00: Sears Atrium, ENG 304

Canadian Philosophical Association Reconciliation Event

Truth and Reconciliation and Academic Practice


Thursday, June 1, 2017

8:30-11:30: Arts Research Collaboratory, POD 469

Wikipedia Hack (Group Edit-a-Thon)

Led by students in the Communication and Culture Graduate Program (Ryerson & York Universities).

10:30-12:00: Congress Hub, Expo Event Space, MAC-Mattamy

SAGE Publishing Open Event

Getting Comfortable with Big Data