BHPC Program Events

BHPC’s annual events program is organized by the BHPC Events Committee. To keep informed of BHPC events, contact our Program Coordinator to be added to our email list. We also maintain a calendar of other events of potential interest to the BHPC community in the Toronto area and beyond.

The uncertainty of the COVID-19 situation in the coming academic year may require us to change our events plans. We hope to be able to share details about the events below, and possibly additional BHPC workshops, as the year unfolds.

Orientation for Incoming Students
Tuesday, 21 September 2021, noon – 1:00 pm
Online event open to students, faculty, and friends of the BHPC program. Contact our Program Coordinator to register.

The Ninth Annual BHPC J. R. de J. Jackson Lecture
Janice Radway (Northwestern University)
“Girls, Zines, and Their Travels: Imagining Lives, Crafting Archives for a New Century”
Thursday, November 4, 2:00 pm
Zoom Webinar open to the public; registration link will be posted here soon

Hosted by the Centre for Digital Humanities, X University
Organized by the Book History & Print Culture Program, University of
Toronto, with support from the McLuhan Centre for Culture & Technology

Abstract and other details TBA.

Date and time TBA
Online event open to students, faculty, and friends of the BHPC program. Contact our Program Coordinator to register.

E-Lit Workshop: Making Electronic Literature and Simple Games in Twine
Led by Adam Hammond (Department of English) & Alan Galey (Faculty of Information), with Ellen Forget and Anna Kalinowski
Friday, January 28, 2:00 – 4:00 pm EST
Online event open to BHPC students and non-BHPC students (grad and undergrad) in our participating units and in Book and Media Studies. Spaces are limited, and we will open the event for registration closer to the date.

This student-focused workshop will introduce students to Twine, an easy-to-learn web-based platform for creating electronic literature and simple videogames. Participants will learn the basics of Twine, and we will also look at some of its advanced capabilities. The workshop will also consider Twine in a book-historical context, as one of the most popular authoring and publishing platforms of its kind, and as an important development in the emerging history of born-digital literature.

No coding experience is required, though some familiarity with HTML and CSS is an asset for participants who wish to go beyond the basics. No software installations are required, though participants are advised to update their web browser in advance.

2022 BHPC Graduate Student Colloquium
Details TBA