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Literature Reviews DH-Style!

So you’ve got a new topic and a new project and you’ve no idea how to get started. And by you, I mean me, and by topic, let’s say specifically the ‘novel’ discipline of Digital Anthropology. For my first blog

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Humanities 2dh3 Final Presentations

The students in the Winter, 2018 Humanities 2DH3 course had, for their final assignment, the option to produce videos for the Sherman Centre video wall on a social justice topic of their choosing.  The assignment had to use the data

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2018-2020 DH Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Lewis & Ruth Sherman Centre for Digital Scholarship, located in Mills Memorial Library at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, invites qualified candidates to apply for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship. Job Title: Postdoctoral Fellowship Application Deadline: March 30, 2018 Position

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Expert-sourcing historical and contemporary vaccine hesitancy

Blog 2 of 4! Last time I posted about the various resources for mapping and the various maps that inspired me to create the “Atlas of Vaccine Hesitancy”. Today I will be sharing the map that is filled in nicely,

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#Bell Let’s Talk about Racial Violence

Content notification: racism, psychiatric violence   Let me tell you a story. It’s a story about mental illness. And it goes something like this: Once upon a time, people who were tired and sad all the time, nervous, or saw

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Working with OMEKA at DH@Guelph 2017

The DH@Guelph Summer Workshop was held at the University of Guelph the first week of May 2017. I attended the OMEKA Workshop, which was co-taught by University of Guelph Special Collections Librarian Melissa McAfee and Library Associate Ashley Shifflett McBrayne,

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Making Uganda’s Intellectual History Digital: Knowledge Preservation and Ethical Considerations

As a historian of Africa and the colonized world, my research continuously pushes me to consider the unequal power relationships that govern the preservation and presentation of knowledge about the past in these places. Asking questions about how the history

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Visualizing Climate Change and Environmental Disaster in Ontario

On 10 July, 1911, one of the deadliest forest fires in Ontario history ripped through the north, totally destroying the new gold rush community of Porcupine Lake. When it was all over, the blaze claimed seventy-three lives, burned over half

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A Global History of Canadian Mining: Final Post on Flow Mapping the Porcupine Gold Rush

Canada dominates the global mining industry. Canadian companies operate in over 100 countries around the world (some sources claim Canadians own seventy-five percent of the world’s extractive companies). Fifty-seven percent of the world’s public mining corporations are listed on the Toronto

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DATA QUE/E/RIES

Please join us for DATA QUE/E/RIES, a public seminar focused on putting forward provocations for ways of thinking about ‘big data’. In particular, we turn to queer perspectives to help us address and unravel some of the assumptions, biases, and

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