The Critical Digital Humanities Initiative (CDHI), part of the Digital Humanities Network based at the University of Toronto, works to foster “trans-disciplinary collaborations that emphasize questions of power, social justice, and critical theory in digital humanities research.” The Initiative brings faculty, students, and digital technical experts together to innovate critical digital humanities theory and practice.
CDHI has supported GRASAC and associated researchers in the past. This year, two GRASAC research assistants – Aiden Mitchell-Boudreau and Bradley Clements – have been granted CDHI fellowships. Congratulations to them! These fellowships include mentorship, communities of practice, and financial support to develop digital humanities skills and projects.
Aidan Mitchell-Boudreau, Summer 2022 CDHI Undergraduate Fellow
Aidan Mitchell-Boudreau is a third-year undergraduate student double majoring in Ethics, Society, and Law and Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations with a minor in Music History and Culture. She is most passionate about the areas of digital ethics that relate to privacy, data security, Indigenous data governance, and computational creativity. After working as an RA for GRASAC under the supervision of Prof. Bohaker and Prof. Krmpotich this past year, her current project focuses on working with the GRASAC team to assess their ethical guidelines in accordance with OCAP and UNDRIP.
Bradley Clements, 2022-2023 CDHI Graduate Fellow
Bradley Clements is a doctoral candidate at the University of Toronto Faculty of Information, where he studies the roles of Canadian and American heritage institutions in relation to treaties with Great Lakes Indigenous nations. Over his CDHI Fellowship, Bradley will be theorizing and digitally curating a timeline of Great Lakes treaty history in collaboration with GRASAC.