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Digital Humanities at University of Toronto

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A Woodsworth College Professor's Unique Approach to a Unique Discipline

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Woodsworth College Assistant Professor, Alexandra Bolintineanu, recently published an article in KULA, a University of Victoria peer-reviewed and open access journal, that gives insight into the unique discipline of Digital Humanities. Her article, The Typewriter Under the Bed: Introducing Digital Humanities through Banned Books and Endangered Knowledge, is one of 22 articles in this special issue that focuses on the topic “endangered knowledge.” Professor Bolintineanu writes in detail about her Introduction to Digital Humanities course, providing insight on her rationale for the course, and how she developed and taught it. Most significantly, she provides extensive reflection on the significance of using the lens of banned books and endangered knowledge in this course. The article also features an online project by one of Bolintineanu’s students, Jaya Thirugnanasampanthan, who is a current undergraduate student, to demonstrate the type of work that is completed in this course. Thirugnanasampanthan’s project was recognized for research excellence with a University of Toronto Libraries Undergraduate Research Prize in May 2018.

You can find Professor Bolintineanu’s full article online. If you would like to learn more about Professor Bolintineanu’s studies and work, please visit her profile on our website. More information about the Digital Humanities program is also available on our website.

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