Since 2016, DH at McGill collaborates across departments, universities and institutions to facilitate events that promote the latest DH research. Here are some of the events by McGill DH and our affiliates that took place during the 2020-2021 academic year.
Spectrums of DH - A Virtual Lecture Series
Inspired by Professor Stéfan Sinclair's legacy of DH Initiatives, McGill Digital Humanities launched a virtual speaker series for 2020-2021 called Spectrums of DH.
McGill's mission with Spectrums of DH is to open the definitions of Digital Humanities to include not only computational studies on humanities topics, but methods and approaches in the field that fall into discussions around inclusion, ethics, and diversity. As we chart new territories for what it means to understand the field and its future, these topics are of particular importance.
Sponsored by McGill Digital Humanities Initiatives & Centre de recherche interuniversitaire sur les humanités numeriques (CRIHN) at Université de Montréal
On Thursday, June 10th & Friday, June 11th, 2021, McGill Digital Humanities partnered with NT2 Laboratory and Canada Research Chair in Digital Arts and Literature and Aarea.co to host a two-day online colloquium and art exhibition titled Trans[creation].
The trilingual event in Portuguese, French & English pays homage to Brazilian poet Augusto de Campos, in conjunction with the unveiling of an exhibition containing three of his Flash works re-coded in HTML5 and three original works from artists inspired by de Campos' œuvre. The themes of the conference and exhibition include de Campos' legacy on digital art, Latin American digital literature, and concretismo, as well as translation and/or transcreation (as developed by his brother Haroldo de Campos), and the effects of Flash obsolescence on the world of digital arts.
The online exhibition is available until October of 2021: https://www.aarea.co/nt2/transcreation/
A video archive of the Trans[Creation] colloquium is available here: https://vimeo.com/showcase/8591753
McGill DH Lightning Round
On April 29, 2021, McGill Digital Humanities teamed up with the Digital Scholarship Hub to host a DH Lightning Round for International Day of DH. The challenge was for graduate students and faculty to present their ongoing DH research with 1 slide and in 5 minutes or less. The panel was well-attended, and featured eight presentations followed by a fruitful Q&A and discussion.
Ongoing Workshops at The Digital Scholarship Hub
McGill Digital Humanities also has a close working-relationship with The Digital Scholarship Hub at the McGill Library. Please see their prolific calendar of digital scholarship workshops and talks that will be held virtually this academic year.
Feminist and Accessible Publishing and Communications Technology Speaker and Workshop Series
Another exciting lecture series at IGSF (Institute of Gender Studies and Feminism) at McGill is the Feminist and Accessible Publishing and Communications Technology Speaker and Workshop Series. Please see their upcoming events for engaging speakers “at the intersections of digital humanities, computer science, feminist studies, disability studies, communications studies, LGBTQ studies, history, and critical race theory.”