Welcome to the CTSDH's 10th Anniversary Year

Welcome to the CTSDH

The CTSDH is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year! Founded as a joint initiative by the departments of Computer Science and English in 2008, the CTSDH has emerged as a thriving multidisciplinary research center in the College of Arts and Sciences. The Center began one of the nation’s few Master’s Programs in Digital Humanities in 2011, educating the next generation to work at the intersections of the humanities and computing.

We've commissioned Laura Berfield (Assistant Archivist, Programming Librarian, Women and Leadership Archives) to refresh our logo in honor of the Center’s 10th year. Make sure you pick up a sticker at one of this year's events.

Launching Two New Research Projects

Gerard Manley Hopkins Official Website

Tuesday, September 11 from 3-5 pm in McCormick Lounge. Project Director Prof. Frank Fennell shares his experience developing the site, followed by a panel discussion of the fate of poets and their reputation in the age of the internet and social media. A reception will follow.

Charles Harpur Critical Archive

Wednesday, October 17 from 3-5 pm in Cuneo 417. Project Director Prof. Paul Eggert will reflect on how we study the changing work of the Australian poet, followed by a panel discussion on the act of revision and the creative process. A reception will follow.

Sponsoring DHCS 2018

This November 9-11, Loyola will host the Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities and Computer Science (DHCS) for the first time since 2011. The national conference is sponsored by six Chicagoland universities and showcases the latest work in the digital humanities from around the country. Our keynote speaker this year is Prof. Miriam Posner (UCLA). Learn more at

New Season of Lunchtime Lectures, Workshops, and Talks

We have a wide array of programming scheduled for the coming year. Lunchtime lectures will cover topics as diverse as commercial careers in DH and archiving #MarchMadness. Learn more about TEI, podcasting, HTML and CSS, digital video, virtual reality, and setting up your own server in our Friday workshops. We're also sponsoring talks on Leopold and Loeb, BigDVA, the art of Edward Gorey, and much more. Check out our website for details.

As the CTSDH enters its second decade, we are expanding our programming beyond the Lake Shore campus to the Water Tower campus in response to interest from students, faculty, and staff. Come learn more about the great DH work being done at that campus, starting with Jonathan B. Singer’s workshop, “Podcasting: Why, How, and You” on Friday, September 14, at 1:30-3 pm, Simpson Room, LUMA.

New Faces

Four new Master’s in Digital Humanities students are joining us this fall semester, the first year of their two-year program. Please join us in welcoming Zach, Bill, Ericka, and Caroline to Loyola!

Dr. Danuta Smolucha will be joining us in the fall semester from Akademia Ignatianum, the Jesuit University in Krakow, as a Visiting Scholar. You will see Dr. Smolucha around the Center, at our public events, and researching a new book on digital culture. Please welcome her to Loyola and join us for her lunchtime lecture, "Digital Humanities from a Polish Perspective" on October 24.

And much more ...

The CTSDH has many other things planned for the coming months, such as:

  • Another year of the Humanities Datebook with listings of talks, concerts, performances and conferences from around the university. Sign up here:;
  • A return of the faculty learning community on grant-writing for Humanities scholars. More information here:;
  • A new season of Girls Who Code starts in October. This is a great way for girls to learn real-world computer coding skills while working with friendly and professional volunteers. More information here:;
  • Stay tuned for an announcement soon about a major new initiative funded by the university to digitize historic collections in advance of Loyola's 150th anniversary in 2020.