My early afternoon was spent familiarizing myself with some of the lab’s internal software, completing a bit of paperwork, and undertaking readings related to the background of the ETCL. At 4pm we went over to lounge of the University Club to hear Catherine Caws (Associate Professor and Chair, Department of French) speak as part of the “Nuts and Bolts of the Digital Humanities” series organized by Laura Estill. Her informal talk “Using Digital Tools to Engage Learners,” was engaging, informative, and produced an interesting discussion. Laura posted a great summary on her DH Day blog.
I had a wonderful first day at the ETCL! I’m very grateful for the warm welcome I received from everyone and am excited to be working at the lab full-time very soon!