Lab Notebook

Phew This year has been challenging, to say the least. At the same time, a virtual lab should be well positioned to handle the …

Programs and Problems The next step in my research would include attempting to mod Minecraft to suite my needs. While I was doing …

The challenge of adapting the open-source SimCity port, Micropolis, to a historic setting is that it’s a semi-realist game taking place …

Games situated in Ancient Rome tend be concentrated in the turn-based battle strategy game genre, but what if instead the game focused …

First Experiences and Experiments As someone who is very interested on alternative pedagogies I was very excited to start on the …


Hate 2.0 - History in Real Time

Exploring how historical thinking can inform civic opposition to neo-Nazism and the far right


Modding the Past

Sites of Sanctuary

Exploring the History of Sanctuary Across Time and Space

Computational Creativity and Archaeological Data

Exploring the creative reuse of legacy archaeological data to generate new insights. A subproject of the SSHRC-funded Computational …

Epoiesen: A Journal for Creative Engagement in History and Archaeology

ἐποίησεν (epoiesen)- made - is a journal for exploring creative engagement with the past, especially through digital means. It …


The smallest historical units - a subproject of Matt Milner’s Nanohistory project, exploring museum collecting histories

The Bone Trade

Studying the trade in human remains on social media using computer vision




Damien Huffer

Adjunct Research Professor


Jennifer V. Evans

Professor of History


Joel Rivard

Arts & Social Sciences Librarian


Laura Madokoro

Associate Professor of History


Marc Saurette

Associate Professor of History


Rebecca Bartlett

GIS and Digital Resources Librarian


Shawn Graham

Full Professor of Digital Humanities

Research Fellows


Alex Lane

XLab Fellow working on the BoneTrade Project


Chantal Brousseau

George Garth Graham Undergraduate Digital History Research Fellow


Emma Gillies

Research Assistant on the CCAD Project


Jaime Simons

Research Assistant on the NanoHistory Project


Katherine Davidson

Research Assistant with the BoneTrade Project

Grad Students


Jeff Blackadar

Research Assistant on the CCAD Project



Shawn Graham

Full Professor of Digital Humanities

Recent & Upcoming Talks

Recent Publications

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This article represents the next step in our ongoing effort to understand the online human remains trade, how, why and where it exists …

There is a thriving trade, and collector community, around human remains that is facilitated by posts on new social media such as …

While there is a deep history and literature on archaeoacoustics and soundscapes that try to capture the sound of a place as it was …

There is an active trade in human remains facilitated by social media sites. In this paper we ask: can machine learning detect visual …