Digital Humanities Network

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The JHI Digital Humanities Network will design and support initiatives that raise awareness of, and build upon, the University of Toronto's existing strengths in the digital humanities. We take digital humanities to mean the communities and methods, tools, and platforms-based approaches often associated with the “digital humanities”; and a broader agenda that encompasses interpretative or theoretical work on digitality and a wide variety of computational approaches to humanities research. 

The DH Network operates under the assumption that the intellectual and institutional space occupied by the digital humanities is temporary: innovative computational approaches and digital technologies will eventually be thoroughly – invisibly – integrated into academic practice. The JHI DH Network exists to accelerate and allow for more conscious reflection upon changes to humanities research methodologies and to the cultures, discourses, and objects of humanist study – and to network, rather than to centralize DH activity at the University of Toronto.

The Digital Humanities Network manages an independent website, a Slack channel and a weekly newsletter. To subscribe, contact Dr. Andrew Brown.

Digital Humanities Events at University of Toronto

Check the DHN website events list:

Past Events

Third Annual DHN Conference, 30 August 2018

Join our tri-campus and interdisciplinary community to celebrate digital humanities research, projects, and knowledge. The day will include research presentations by new Assistant Professors, lightning research talks and demonstrations, and end with an Arcades showcase of digital projects and posters by graduate and undergraduate students. Coffee, lunch, and snacks are included with registration. See the event page for schedule information.

Second Annual DHN Conference, 29-30 August 2017

Join the tri-campus DHN community to celebrate innovative DH research, learn new skills, and share knowledge of DH. This year's event will be held at UTSC from August 29-30th featuring lightning talks, conference papers, and unconference sessions. Please register by Aug. 22nd. A bus will be provided to and returning from UTSC, and on-campus parking is available at a discount. For event information including schedule, please see the event home page:

Launch Event, 24-26 August 2016

The event will be structured loosely, around the principles of an “unconference.” In June,  attendees will be invited to pitch and/or sign up for sessions on topics on which they have expertise, or which they want to hear discussed. Suggestions will then be arranged into 3-5 plenary sessions, which will punctuate multiple, parallel breakout sessions. These sessions will last two days, after which there will be a final half-day hackathon.  We expect talks and discussions on such topics as machine translation, algorithmic reading, deep learning for humanities research, gaming and gamification, and augmented and virtual reality. If there is enough demand, the event may include some workshops on tools (e.g. Cytoscape, Scalar, Omeka), systems and platforms (e.g. Islandora, GIS), frameworks (e.g. IIIF, W3C), and programming and markup languages and data formats (e.g. relational databases and SQL, XML, XSLT, TEI).

Digital Humanities Research Projects at the University of Toronto

Humanities scholars at University of Toronto have extensive experience in the development of innovative electronic tools for research and teaching in various humanities subjects. Many innovative editorial and research projects at the University of Toronto bring cutting-edge expertise to the humanities. Visit the Digital Research Projects in the Humanities page for more information.

Contact / Join the Digital Humanities Network

For information about upcoming digital humanities network events, and to get in touch with other scholars at the University of Toronto who are doing this work, please email