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The DHIL's New Digital Fellow: Kenny Chakola

Published by Rebecca Dowson

With the DHIL team working remotely these days, I had an opportunity to conduct a couple of online interviews with our new members. First up is our newest digital fellow: Kenny Chakola. After working as a systems analyst at Wells Fargo, Kenny is pursuing a Master’s degree in computer science and is passionate about playing with data in a way that makes a positive impact. His areas of interest include data engineering, data analytics, data science and data visualisation.


Spotlight on the Database of Canada's Early Women Writers

Published by Rebecca Dowson

In the 1980s, Carole Gerson received a SSHRC grant to research writing as women’s work in Canada and began compiling a list of the names of women whose works had appeared in print. As the digital became more integrated into humanities research and Gerson’s list grew longer, including these names in a print resource no longer made sense. “What do you do when you’ve got the names of 5000 obscure women writers about whom little is known?” Gerson asks. “You create a database.”