Events: Details

DHSI 2022: Launching a Digital Commons for the Humanities and Social Sciences

Category: Conference

An Implementing New Knowledge Environments (INKE) Partnership and Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI) Aligned Event

Thursday, June 9, 2022, 1:00 – 3:00pm PDT (Victoria)

Conference chair: Graham Jensen (University of Victoria)

The third event in the Launching a Digital Commons for the Humanities and Social Sciences series will take place online on June 9, 2022, from 1.00-3.00pm PDT (Victoria). It is intended for researchers, librarians, academic administrators, information and technology professionals, students, and emerging scholars. Participants will gain hands-on experience and training on the not-for-profit, academic-run Canadian Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) Commons (–an in-development, national-scale, bilingual (French and English) network. The Canadian HSS Commons fosters an open environment for Canadian researchers to share, access, re-purpose, and develop scholarly projects, publications, educational resources, data, and tools. It includes a subject repository for open access publications that assigns digital object identifiers upon upload and follows FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable) guidelines for data management; a project development environment that can integrate with Google Drive, Dropbox, or GitHub; individual user profiles, with federated login/identity authorization, including with ORCID; blogging capabilities; subject interest groups; tools to facilitate member interactions (e.g., profile building, and messaging); and more.

Featured panelists Alyssa Arbuckle (University of Victoria), Kim Martin (University of Guelph), and John Maxwell and Beatrice Glickman (Simon Fraser University) will also discuss related issues, such as how digital research commons—and research infrastructure more generally—can help advance open, social scholarship in ways that speak to the needs of our communities.

(Note:  Part 1 of the Launching a Digital Commons for the Humanities and Social Sciences Commons event series took place on Jan. 24, 2022. Part 2 will be held in connection with the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, on May 12, 2022.)


To register for this event, which is part of DHSI 2022—Online Edition, please complete this form.

Registration for this online event is required. We are grateful to the INKE Partnership, the Electronic Textual Cultures Lab, the Canadian Social Knowledge Institute, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council for their support of this event.

Workshop materials and technical support will be provided to registrants in advance. Following the event, recordings will be shared with registrants; these and other materials may also be shared more widely via the Canadian HSS Commons’s Launching a Digital Commons for the HSS Group page.

The zoom link will be shared in advance to all those registered. Synchronous and asynchronous discussion also via Twitter (#DHSI22Commons and #DHSI22).

When: Thursday 09 June, 2022, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm PDT
Where: Online
Submitted by: Canadian Social Knowledge Institute (C-SKI)
  1. canadian HSS commons
  2. digital humanities
  3. ETCL
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