Building Digital Communities in the Humanities and Social Sciences: Congress

An Implementing New Knowledge Environments (INKE) Partnership and Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences Event

Building Digital Communities in the Humanities and Social Sciences provides academic researchers, information professionals, administrators, students, and members of the interested public with the opportunity to explore how digital research commons can transform scholarly communication, publication, and collaboration.

Featured speakers in this event series—including at our later Building Digital Communities: DHSI event on June 7—will discuss related issues, such as how digital research commons and research infrastructure more generally can help advance open, social scholarship in ways that speak to the needs of our communities.

Participants will also gain hands-on experience and training on the not-for-profit, academic-run Canadian Humanities and Social Sciences Commons ( This digital research commons is a hub for open social scholarship, combining elements of social network sites, tools and platforms for collaboration, and institutional repositories to serve the linguistically, geographically, and culturally diverse community of HSS researchers in Canada and beyond.

Event Schedule – May 27-28, 2023 (York University, Toronto):

Session Location Date and Time
Building Community and Sharing Research Online: An Introduction to
Graham Jensen (U Victoria)
Seymour Schulich Building-SSB N109 May 27
11:00am – 12:00pm ET
Using the Canadian HSS Commons: Guided Workshop for Scholarly Societies
Led by Graham Jensen (U Victoria) and other members of the Canadian HSS Commons team
Accolade West-ACW 106 May 27
12:30pm – 2:30pm ET
Building Digital Communities in the Humanities and Social Sciences” (panel discussion)
Introductory remarks: Ray Siemens, Alyssa Arbuckle, and Graham Jensen (U Victoria)
Speakers: Hannah Paveck (Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences), Julia Bullard (UBC), and Tanja Niemann
Chair: Jason Boyd (Toronto Metropolitan U)
Accolade West-ACW 106 May 28
9:30am – 10:45am ET