• The Transformation of the Medium and Meaning of Illustration in Early Nineteenth-Century America," Presented by Dr. Chris Lukasik (Purdue)

    While the significance of illustration to the rise of a mass visual culture across the nineteenth century has been well documented, our understanding of what illustration meant during the period leading up to its dominance remains confused. Using a combination of quantitative and qualitative methods, this talk examines the transformations in the medium and meaning of illustration as they appear in periodicals published in America from 1775 to 1825. Evidence from this case study will be discussed as it pertains to the study of literature, art history, and book history as well as our understanding of the rise of optical media across the nineteenth century.
  • Surviving the Black Death: The Digital Reconstruction of a Medieval Merchant’s Diary

    How did the Black Death impact people’s daily lives? Between 1340 and 1380, Pepo Albizi kept a ledger and memorial book, recording business affairs, accounts of events, personal and family matters, including details of his three weddings, a list of his legitimate and illegitimate children, and a register of family members who died in the black death of 1348. One of the most powerful families of premodern Florence, the Albizi were active members of the wool guild, most prosperous between 1200 and 1550. Pepo’s diary (1340-1380 ca.), now at the Newberry Library in Chicago, provides an unprecedented glimpse into the life of a medieval merchant during the time of a pandemic and tells us a story of survival and of overcoming a tragic personal and public event. This talk, by Isabella Magni, will present the initial stages of building a digital edition of the Albizi Memorial book and will discuss issues of digital philology and digital editing, and more.
  • Visualizing the Future of Museums: How to Make Data Visualization Accessible and Useful for Managing Collections

    On Wednesday October 14th, Jessica Mailhot will share the story of CollViz, how to explore interdisciplinary solutions, the crossroads of data viz and museums, and how CollViz could help introduce the power of data viz into your work.
  • What Computers Can't Read: Computational Graphology and Literary Manuscripts

    Seth Perlow, professor of American Literature and media studies at Georgetown University, talks about his project which develops computerized methods for literary handwriting analysis. It is co-sponsored by the Svaglic Chair in Textual Studies.
  • Sesquicentennial Scholars Project

    A presentation on a series of projects to commemorate Loyola's sesquicentennial.
  • Dr. Melissa Bradshaw Receives ORS Grant for "The Amy Lowell Letters Project"

    Congratulations to Dr. Melissa Bradshaw, who received a Research Support Grant from the Office of Research Services. The grant will be used towards "The Amy Lowell Letters Project," a digital edition of Lowell's correspondences.
  • Courses

    Undergraduate DH Courses for Spring 2019

    Learn more about how digital sources and tools are changing how we study the American Revolution (HIST 361) and Transwomen in Literature (ENGL/WSGS 283E) in two great DH courses this spring semester!
  • Useful Resources for Online Teaching

    We have curated a limited list of resources for academics now rushing to move their classes online; from open-access reading material, to shared annotation tools, community access, and more. Take a quick look.
  • COVID0-19 Update

    In keeping with the latest University-wide directives to reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), all CTSDH events for the Spring 2020 semester, including Lunchtime Lectures and Workshops, have been canceled.
  • East Asian Textiles Launch

    Please join us for the launch of the East Asian Textiles project. Wednesday, March 18, 12:30-1:30 pm at the May Weber Ethnographic Study Collection (Mundelein 419).
  • The Amy Lowell Letters Project: Digitizing a Career in Poetry

    At this lunchtime lecture for the Amy Lowell Letters Project (ALLP), Melissa Bradshaw will discuss the process of developing the prototype for an archive that will work towards recreating the conversations that subtend modern poetry. It will be held on March 11, 2020 from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm at Loyola Hall 318. RSVP to
  • Dr. Marta Werner Awarded ORS Grant for "Dickinson's Birds: A Public Listening Project"

    Congratulations to Dr. Marta Werner, Martin J. Svaglic Chair in Textual Studies, for receiving an ORS Research Support Grant for her digital project, "Dickinson's Birds: A Public Listening Project."
  • Digital Humanities 101

    Join the Digital Humanities Student Association for DH 101, where we'll survey digital editions, timelines, mapping, and more. Students, staff, faculty, and community members from any discipline are welcome; no experience necessary. It will be held on Wednesday, February 26, 2020, from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm at Loyola Hall 318. Please RSVP to
  • Lunchtime Lecture on Fair Use

    A discussion on what fair use really means, led by Margaret Heller and Niamh McGuigan. It will be held at Loyola Hall 318 on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm. Lunch will be provided. RSVP at
  • Workshop: APIs, Data Scraping, and Twitter Bots

    In this informal and hands-on workshop, participants will work through some of the basics of data scraping on the web. Friday, 2/14, 2:30-4:00 PM | CTSDH, Loyola Hall 3rd Floor
  • Coding the World: Empowering Young Women through Humanities and Tech

    This talk will share the initiatives we’ve begun at Loyola to address issues of the gender gap in tech through our student-run chapter. It will be held on Thursday, February 13, 2020, from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm at Loyola Hall 318. RSVP:
  • Lili Elbe Digital Archive Launch Celebration

    The symposium features a team of scholars, librarians, and students who have created the "Lili Elbe Digital Archive," a resource for teaching and studying the life of Lili Ilse Elvenes (a.k.a. Lili Elbe), a pioneering figure in the history of gender variance. Susan Stryker, one of the foremost historians of transgender, will provide a response to the day's presentations. A reception follows.
  • Lunchtime Book Talk with Howie Axelrod

    Howie Axelrod, author of The Stars in Our Pockets, will talk about the book, which is an exploration of how digital life is changing our orientation in the world: our sense of place, time, identity, and, of course, how we talk to each other. The talk will be held at Loyola Hall 318 on Wednesday, February 5, 2020, from 12:30 to 1:30. Lunch will be provided. RSVP to
  • Fall 2020 Admissions now open

    Applications for the MA in Digital Humanities program at LUC are now open. Apply by February 1, 2020 to be considered for the graduate fellowship award.
  • Top Reasons Why Technology Needs the Humanities

    As the need and purpose of humanities education raises questions in academia and outside, there is one sector looking at its usefulness; technology. See why two seemingly different branches of education are made for each other.
  • Textual Studies and the Nonhuman Turn: A Symposium

    This symposium will be held on November 21, 2019 at the Information Commons (4th Floor) from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM. It will be led by Matt Cohen, Professor of English, University of Nebraska talking about 'Walt Whitman's Leaves' and Branka Arsić, Charles and Lynn Zhang Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University, talking about 'Butterfly Tropics: Dickinson, the Archive and Aerial Poetics'.
  • Data Cleaning Workshop

    Dr. Catherine Nichols from the Department of Anthropology will conduct a workshop on Friday, November 15, from 2:30-3:30 PM at Loyola Hall 318.
  • MA in DH graduate Mandy Gagel

    Mandy Gagel, a 2012 graduate of the MA program in Digital Humanities, began work in March at the Mark Twain Project at University of California Berkeley, where she will serve as Associate Editor.
  • Woolf Online

    Woolf Online Project

    The National Endowment for the Humanities Editions Program awarded a two-year, $175,000 grant to Loyola University for the Woolf Online Project to mount a knowledge site for Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse.
  • Amy Cavender at Loyola 2012-2013

    This year, the MA program in Digital Humanities has been privileged to have among us (as a non-degree candidate) Dr. Amy Cavender, a member of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Cross and Associate Professor of Political Science at Saint Mary's College. For her sabbatical year she came to Loyola to study the digital humanities.
  • NEH Startup Grant for Modernist Networks

    The Modernist Networks project, directed by Pamela Caughie and David Chinitz, has been awarded an NEH Digital Humanities Startup Grant for over $27,000. The funding will sponsor a workshop in August 2013, hosted by the CTSDH, for the technical development of Modernist Networks.
  • Peter Shillingsburg retires

    The CTSDH bids farewell to Peter Shillingsburg, Professor of English and the first Martin J. Svaglic Chair in Textual Studies 2008–2013, who retires this month.
  • 2013 DHCS (CFP)

    The 8th Annual Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities and Computer Science (DHCS) will take place December 6-8, 2013, on the Lincoln Park Campus of DePaul University. The DHCS aims to bring together researchers and scholars in the humanities and computer science to examine the current state of digital humanities and to identify and explore new directions and perspectives for future research.
  • Modernist Networks Workshop

    Modernist Networks (ModNets), the federation of digital projects in modernist literary and cultural studies directed by Pamela Caughie and David Chinitz of Loyola’s English Department, held a workshop at the CTSDH on August 17, 2013, supported by an NEH Startup Grant, to discuss the metadata issues essential to aggregating digital modernist projects. Project managers, metadata analysts, and representatives of both ModNets and its umbrella organization, ARC, came from as far as Belgium, Nova Scotia, Texas, Massachusetts, Oklahoma, and even Australia to attend.
  • Digital Humanities 2014 conference

    The call for proposals is now online for the international Digital Humanities conference, to be held in Lausanne, Switzerland, July 6-12, 2014.
  • Society for Textual Scholarship Conference, Seattle, March 2014

    The Society for Textual Scholarship's International Interdisciplinary Conference will be held March 20-22, 2014, at the University of Washington, Seattle. The theme is “Textual Scholarship Across the Disciplines.” The deadline for proposals is November 1, 2013.
  • DH Graduate Trevor Borg

    Trevor Borg, graduate of the MA program in Digital Humanities, began working as a software engineer for the social media analytics and advertising firm 4C in the fall of 2012. A new paper based on Trevor’s MA project at Loyola, “Single Page Apps for Humanists: A Case Study using the Perseus Richmond Times Corpus,” co-authored with George Thiruvathukal, has been accepted for the program of the Digital Humanities 2014 conference in Lausanne, Switzerland this summer.
  • Day Conference: "Textual Conditions: Lawrence, Conrad, and Woolf"

    A day conference, "Textual Conditions: Lawrence, Conrad, and Woolf," will be held Saturday, March 29, 2014, 9:30 a.m.–4 p.m., on Loyola's Lake Shore Campus (Cuneo Room 2), sponsored by the CTSDH and the Martin J. Svaglic Chair of Textual Studies.
  • Day of DH 2014

    Tuesday, April 8, 2014, is the annual Day of DH, an open community publication project that brings together scholars interested in the digital humanities from around the world to document what they do on one day, April 8, answering the question, "Just what do digital humanists really do?" Several members of the Loyola DH community will be participating in this year's event.
  • Recent DH graduate Caitlin Pollock takes position at IUPUI

    Recent graduate of the MA program in Digital Humanities, Caitlin Pollock, has taken a position as Humanities Librarian at IUPUI Library Center for Digital Scholarship.
  • Alumni

    Recent DH graduate Hannah Gillow Kloster takes position at University of Bergen Library

    Recent graduate of the MA program in Digital Humanities Hannah Gillow Kloster has taken a position as archivist at the Queer Archive at the University of Bergen Library, Norway.
  • DH2015, Sydney, Australia

    DH 2015, the Global Digital Humanities conference was held June 30–July 4, in Sydney, Australia.
  • Digital Humanities Across the University this Fall

    The unveiling of a new digital resource highlighting the Chicago neighborhood of Bronzeville and an exhibition on "Data Visualization in an Age of Information" are just two of the events happening across campus this fall semester.
  • Lecture

    Marie Hicks Lecture on Nov. 12

    The CTSDH will host a lecture by historian Marie Hicks (IIT), Thursday Nov. 12, 3:00-5:00 PM, 318 Loyola Hall, Lake Shore Campus: "Women Computer Operators' Effects on the British State: A History of Gender and Digital Labor." Co-sponsored by Loyola's Women Studies and Gender Studies program. Free and open to the public.
  • Day conference: Versions, Versioning, and Versionality

    This day-conference, Saturday, October 31, is about versions as things, versions as implemented editorially or in performance or for particular audiences (versioning), and leads on to theoretical reflection upon the condition of versionality. There will be four plenary papers, each followed by a round-table response reflecting on their possible extensions or implications. Presented by the Martin J. Svaglic Endowed Chair in Textual Studies and the CTSDH.
  • Caughie and Chinitz Launch ModNets

    Drs. Pamela Caughie and David Chinitz are pleased to announce the launch of Modernist Networks, a federation of digital projects in the field of modernist literary and cultural studies.
  • Michelangelo Zaccarello to Speak on February 22nd

    Dr. Zaccarello, a specialist in Italian Medieval and Renaissance authors, will speak on "Visual Errors Old and New (the Unbearable Lightness of Seeing)" in Mundelein 508 at 5 pm.
  • The Priest and the Punched Cards

    Dr. Steven Jones talks about his recently published book on Roberto Busa, S.J., and the Emergence of Humanities Computing: The Priest and the Punched Cards
  • Loyola’s Center for Textual Studies and Digital Humanities Makes New Hire

    The Center for Textual Studies and Digital Humanities (CTSDH) at Loyola University Chicago is pleased to announce the hiring of Elizabeth (Liz) Hopwood as a new Instructor in Digital Humanities and Textual Studies. Hopwood is a rising scholar in Digital Humanities, Textual Studies, and nineteenth-century American and Caribbean literature.
  • Interview with Alexandra Runnion, undergraduate research fellow at SIMLab

    Alexandra Runnion talks about her summer project at SIMLab where she researches the uses of biometric data by public and private institutions
  • Undergraduate DH Courses, Fall 2016

    Interested in learning more about the digital humanities? Check out these exciting undergraduate courses offered across the university this coming fall semester.
  • Your Place to Learn about the Digital Humanities and Textual Studies

    We are a broadly multidisciplinary research center that offers support for the development, peer review, hosting, and online publication of digital research projects of all kinds. We offer a professional Interdisciplinary MA in Digital Humanities and sponsor events throughout the academic year.
  • 2016 Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities Coming Soon!

    The 2016 Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities and Computer Science is being held at UIC on November 12th and 13th. Loyola students, staff, and faculty are encouraged to attend. The Program will be posted here as soon as it is made public.
  • CTSDH Seeks Freelance Web Developer for New Project

    The Center is soliciting proposals for the development of a website and accompanying social media feeds dedicated to the life and work of the English poet Gerard Manley Hopkins, S.J. (1844-1889). Read more.
  • Eat, Post, and Fork History.

    An introduction to the course “Digital History: Foodways and the Forking of History”

    CTSDH Graduate Fellow Maria Palacio recently sat down with Elizabeth Hopwood to talk about her undergraduate seminar on food and the scholarship behind it.
  • Program

    Extracting Oneself from TEI: The Charles Harpur Critical Archive Lunchtime Lecture

    Please join us on in the Center for Textual Studies and Digital Humanities for the third of our Fall 2016 lunchtime series.
  • Courses

    Spring 2017 DH Courses

    Interested in learning more about the digital humanities? Check out these exciting graduate courses offered across the university during the Spring 2017 semester.
  • Graduate or Advanced Undergraduate Job Opportunity

    Job opportunity for students: the Digital Services Librarian at Cudahy Library (LSC) is looking to hire an Assistant to help with the eCommons tasks.
  • DH Undergraduate course for Spring, 2017: Technology, Text and Textuality (ENGL 310)

    How has writing and communication been shaped through past and present technological innovations, from the printing press to the iPhone? This course situates students to critical understandings of how texts are made and mediated through technology, editing, and interface. Students will study the material and historical conditions of text—from manuscript and print to the digitized to born-digital —in order to understand the many “lives” that texts have lived.
  • Faculty

    Machine Learning at Loyola

    CTSDH Graduate Fellow Aman Meghrajani recently caught up with Dmitriy Dligach, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, to learn more about his work on the topic of machine learning.
  • Events

    Looking Back on Fall 2016 at CTSDH

    CTSDH sponsored a range of public programs this semester. Miss any? Read about them here.
  • Programs

    Looking Back on Fall 2016 at CTSDH

    Fall 2016 was a busy time for CTSDH. This is a recap of our fall programs and events.
  • The Art of Adaptation One-Day Conference Storify Recap

    Presented by the Martin J. Svaglic Endowed Chair in Textual Studies and the Center for Textual Studies and Digital Humanities this one-day conference will explore several theoretic issues around adaptation theory and practice.
  • CTSDH Workshops: 3-D Printing

    This semester the CTSDH will offer some exciting workshops. Join us and learn some practical Digital Humanities skills.
  • "Old Media, Anthropology and the Digital Return" with Hannah Turner

    Please Join us on Tuesday, February 7, 2017, 5pm in IES 123/124 to listen to Hannah Turners talk which details how objects collected during ethnographic or anthropological research (in particular from North American Indigenous communities) became scientific tools and sources of evidence in museums.
  • Patterns for Jazz Lunchtime Lecture Postponed to Fall 2017

    The Patterns for Jazz: A pedagogical and research project to reconstruct a classic text on learning jazz improvisation Lunchtime Lecture by George Thiruvathukal has been Postponed to Fall 2017
  • Happy Birthday Frederick Douglass! Celebration Recap

    On February 14, we celebrated Black History Month by honoring Frederick Douglass' work! Read more to see what we did.
  • Migrating the New: Text and Document in Ulysses

    Did you miss our lunchtime lecture "Migrating the New: Text and Document in Ulysses" with Ronan Crowley? Watch it here. Watch Video
  • Video: "Old Media, Anthropology and the Digital Return"

    Did you miss Hannah Turner's talk about how objects collected during ethnographic or anthropological research became scientific tools and sources of evidence in museums? Watch it here. Watch Video
  • Fall 2017 Courses

    Interested in learning more about the Digital Humanities? Check out one of our courses for the Fall 2017 semester.
  • Books, History, and the History of Books

    We are excited to announce that Jim Mussell, Associate Professor University of Leeds, will be giving a talk Wednesday, March 29, at 5:30 pm in Mundelein Hall, Room 617 entitled "Books, History, and the History of Books". Dr. Mussell's research focuses on nineteenth-century media. We hope to see you there!
  • Black Glitch in the Hour of Chaos

    The CTSDH and the English Department invite you to the last Lecture of the Spring 2017 Lecture Series.
  • The Man Into Woman Project: transgender narratives, editorial practices, and the Digital Humanities

    The Man Into Woman Project aims to produce a comparative scholarly edition of Man Into Woman (or Fra Mand til Kvinde its original Danish version).
  • Textual Criticism and Translating Classical Chinese Literature: Collating the Bilingual Edition of The Story of the Stone

    Join us tomorrow, April 12, for Textual Criticism and Translating Classical Chinese Literature: Collating the Bilingual Edition of The Story of the Stone.
  • CTSDH Staff member takes 1st place at 1871 Hackathon

    This past weekend CTSDH Graduate Fellow Neha Goel and her team won first place in the fourth annual Campus 1871.
  • A Weekend of Excellence for the CTSDH

    The CTSDH Student Fellows were honored with an award at the Weekend of Excellence.

    Graduate Student Ice Cream Social

    New and returning graduate students are invited to learn more about the CTSDH at an open house on Friday, Aug. 31st from 3:00-4:30 pm.
  • TALK

    Marianne Ølholm to Speak on "Translation Work"

    Leading scholar of avant-garde writing and postmodern literature, Marianne Ølholm (University of Copenhagen) will speak on “Translation Work” on Wednesday, September 6th at 4 pm in the CTSDH, Loyola Hall, 3rd floor.
  • Loyola Launches a Girls Who Code Chapter

    The Center for Textual Studies & Digital Humanities (CTSDH) is proud to launch the first Girls Who Code chapter at Loyola University Chicago's Lakeshore campus starting this fall. Click through for more information and to register.
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    Exploring Common Sense: Creating a Digital Critical Edition

    Exploring Common Sense Lunchtime Lecture will be held on Wednesday, September 13th, 12:30 pm in the CTSDH, 3rd Floor, Loyola Hall, Room 318.

    Spring 2018 Lunchtime Lectures

    Our slate of Spring 2018 lunchtime lectures has concluded - stay tuned for more great events coming soon!

    Decolonizing the Museum Catalogue: Engaging Community and Expanding Access to the May Weber Ethnographic Study Collection

    Decolonizing the Museum Catalogue: Engaging Community and Expanding Access to the May Weber Ethnographic Study Collection
  • CTSDH Launches Humanities Datebook

    The CTSDH is proud to announce the launch of the Humanities Datebook, an easy way to keep up with the great humanities events happening around Loyola.

    Loyola Student Launches Girls Who Code Chapter

    Neha Goel is the President and Club Facilitator for Loyola's new chapter of Girls Who Code. Learn more about the experiences and passion that led her to spearhead this exciting new initiative.
  • TALK

    An Afternoon at (Virtual) Walden

    What does it mean to translate an iconic American text – Thoreau’s Walden – into a game?

    American Archives Month at Loyola

    October is American Archives Month - join Loyola's celebration with these great events.
  • February 1st Deadline for Fellowship Support for 2018-19

    Join us at CTSDH to learn more about the Master's in Digital Humanities graduate program here at Loyola University Chicago.
  • TALK

    Journeys Old and New: Sources & Methods in the Study of American Indians & Catholic Missions

    Join Dr. Leavelle, Associate Dean for Humanities & Fine Arts and Associate Professor of History at Creighton University for an interactive presentation and discussion of the many ways technology and the Digital Humanities have changed—and have not changed—the ways that historians approach the study of Catholic missions and Native experiences.
  • Pie Social - Pizza Pie, Berry Pie, Any Pie is Good Pie!

    Join us for a social gathering and center info session over pie of many kinds.

    "Stones" in Pennsylvania's Best Emerging Poets

    Congratulations to DH Master's student Taylor Brown for the recent publication of her poem "Stones" in Pennsylvania's Best Emerging Poets.

    Digital Accessibility: Assessing, Amending, and Advancing Digital Content for All

    Registration Now Available! Students from Loyola's Digital Humanities MA program will be hosting a one-day conference on digital accessibility on February 23, 2018.
  • What's Happening at the CTSDH - Spring 2018

    Check out the Spring 2018 flyer for all the great events happening soon at the CTSDH!
  • Program

    Innovative Student Projects Highlighted in Lightning Round Presentation

    Join us for a lightning round presentation of innovative digital projects by Loyola students on Thursday, January 25th at 4 pm in the CTSDH. We will showcase engaging work from a range of disciplines to inspire their fellow students and the larger CTSDH community with the possibilities (and the challenges) of working digitally.

    Transformative Digital Humanities: Feminist Interventions in Structure, Representation, and Practice

    What does an intersectional feminist DH methodology look like, and how might we practice it to transform institutional and technological structures? Join the discussion at our day conference on Friday, March 23rd.

    Spring Semester of Girls Who Code now underway at Loyola University Chicago

    Loyola is proud to continue hosting a chapter of Girls Who Code. Learn more about the upcoming Spring session here.
  • Lecture

    Textual Communities and the Canterbury Tales with Peter Robinson

    Introducing the new Textual Communities system for online collaborative editing.
  • Chicago Metro History Fair Website Judging

    Join us for History Fair Website Judging at the CTSDH on Wednesday, April 17th (12:30 - 2:30 PM)!
  • HASTAC Pedagogy Project 2.0 Twitter Chat

    We participated in a national twitter chat about Digital Pedagogy on Wednesday, March 14th! Learn more about running a Twitter chat and how to catch up on the #PedagogyProject discussion!
  • Graduate Students' Professional Development

    CTSDH and HGSA scholars have been working on their professional development! Check out their hard work...

    Digital Ethics Symposium Call for Abstracts

    Submit your abstract for the 8th International Annual Symposium on Digital Ethics by May 11th. This year's theme is "From the Margins."
  • Mass-digitisation and textual studies; an Australian case study

    Katherine Bode of the Australian National University in Canberra will discuss her work with the National Library of Australia's Trove database, a massive collection of historical newspapers.
  • DH Students Share their Work for LUC's Weekend of Excellence 2018

    Loyola's DH Master's student Rebecca Parker joins other graduate students from across LUC to share their work.
  • End of Year Celebration 2019

    Join us on April 24th at 4 PM for a celebration of our students' work over the past year!
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    CFP: "Hideous Progeny": The Gothic in the Nineteenth Century

    The Loyola University Chicago Victorian Society solicits paper proposals addressing Gothic questionings of texts, bodies, and the supernatural.
  • Loyola to Host DHCS2018

    Loyola will host the 2018 Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities and Computer Science on November 10-11, 2018.

    Miriam Posner (UCLA) Confirmed as Keynote Speaker for DHCS 2018

    The CTSDH is pleased to announce that Miriam Posner will be delivering the keynote address at the 2018 Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities and Computer Science
  • Peace Studies Origins: From Mundelein College to Loyola University Chicago

    New digital exhibit documents the creation of Loyola's Peace Studies Program
  • Annual Report

    Read the 2017-18 Annual Report

    The 2017-18 school year was the CTSDH's most ambitious yet. Catch up on all that we accomplished over the past year!
  • Graduate Program

    New Graduate Program Director for MA in DH Program

    Prof. Elizabeth Hopwood takes over running the Master's in Digital Humanities Program in July. Learn more about her new initiatives.

    Humanities Grant-Writing Learning Community for Fall 2018

    Have a research idea but need funding to make it a reality? Interested in writing a grant, but don’t know where to start? Join this fall's learning community.
  • Research Project

    New Article from the Man Into Woman Project Team

    Congratulations to Prof. Pamela Caughie, Emily Datskou, and Rebecca Parker for the publication of “Storm Clouds on the Horizon: Feminist Ontologies and the Problem of Gender.”
  • Workshops

    2018-2019 Workshops

    We offer a diverse array of workshops on the Lake Shore and Water Tower campuses this academic year. Click here to learn more.
  • Job Opportunity

    Website Administrator and Developer Position

    The Gerard Manley Hopkins website team seeks a talented graduate or advanced undergraduate student to act as site administrator. Click here to learn more about the position.
  • Project Launch

    Please join us for the launch of Gerard Manley Hopkins Official Website

    Project Director Prof. Frank Fennell shares his experience developing the site followed by a panel discussion on the fate of poets and their reputation in the age of the internet and social media. A reception will follow.
  • Fall Programs

    Fall 2018 Events at a Glance

    This fall our popular Lunchtime Lectures, workshops, and talks are returning to the Lake Shore Campus - and expanding to the Water Tower Campus.
  • New Year

    Welcome to the CTSDH's 10th Anniversary Year

    We've got much planned for the coming year: research project launches, public programs, and new fellows. Click here to read more!
  • Lunchtime Lectures

    Spring 2019 Lunchtime Lectures

    Lunchtime Lectures provide talented scholars with the opportunity to share their Digital Humanities work with interested students, faculty, staff, and members of the community over lunch. All workshops are free and take place on Wednesdays from 12:30-1:30 pm.
  • TALK

    Visualizing Knowledge: BigDIVA and Humanities Research with Laura Mandell

    Laura Mandell will discuss the work of the Advanced Research Consortium to bring together open access and proprietary research materials for Humanities scholars in a visual interface designed for evoking new knowledge.

    Launch of the Charles Harpur Critical Archive

    Join us as we celebrate the publication of this digital archive and scholarly edition of the poetic works and letters of Charles Harpur, the most important poet of colonial New South Wales.
  • Major Grant

    Loyola Awards Grant to Help Commemorate 150-year History

    The Center for Textual Studies and Digital Humanities, Public History Program, and the University Libraries are the recipients of a three-year grant to help prepare for the university’s 150th anniversary celebration which takes place in 2020.
  • Talk: Through the Lens of Data: The Enslaved Community Owned and Sold by the Maryland Province Jesuits (

    Talk: Sharon Leon (MSU), Through the Lens of Data: The Enslaved Community Owned and Sold by the Maryland Province Jesuits (Fri, Feb 22, 2 pm, McCormick Lounge)
  • Talk: Mapping Chicago Politics and the Power of Data-Driven Storytelling (LaDale Winling)

    Talk: LaDale Winling (Virginia Tech), Mapping Chicago Politics and the Power of Data-Driven Storytelling (Wednesday, Mar. 13, 6 pm, IES 123/124)
  • Grant

    Loyola University Chicago and Shepherd Universities Awarded Grant to Create American Revolution Loyalist Database

    The Omohundro Institute for Early American Studies has awarded Kyle Roberts, PhD, Loyola University Chicago, and Benjamin Bankhurst, PhD, Shepherd University, with a Lapidus Digital Collections Fellowship for 2019 to provide undergraduate students at both universities a chance to develop in-demand skills in the Digital Humanities and create a website that will give online access to rare manuscript records.
  • Workshop: Gale Digital Scholar Lab

    This workshop will include an interactive introduction to using the Gale Digital Scholar Lab and a discussion of best practices. Attendees will learn how to perform searches, manage data sets, apply analysis tools, and review results on this platform.
  • Capstone

    Congratulations to Our Graduates!

    Read about the Capstone Projects of this year’s Master’s in Digital Humanities Students.

    Loyola Awarded 2019-20 AAUW Community Action Grant for Girls Who Code

    The American Association of University Women has awarded Elizabeth Hopwood, PhD, Loyola University Chicago with a Community Action Grant for 2019-20 to provide sixth to twelfth grade girls with free classes in coding and computer skills through its Girls Who Code chapter.
  • The 2019/20 Edward Surtz Memorial Lecture

    Founded in 1973, the Edward Surtz Memorial Lecture year after year has featured innovative trans-historical and cross-disciplinary work in the humanities. Save the date, February 26th, 2020, to participate in the continuation of this tradition.
  • Textual Studies & the Nonhuman Turn: A Symposium

    To be held on November 14th, from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM at the IC, 4th Floor, this symposium will have Matthew Cohen, Professor of English, University of Nebraska, and Branka Arsić, Charles and Lynn Zhang Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University, open a conversation about archives, the nonhuman, archiving the nonhuman, and nonhuman archives.