"Roots & Routes: Scholarly Networks and Knowledge Production in the Premodern Mediterranean and in the Digital Age" was a three-year Summer Institute (2011, 2012, 2014) hosted by the University of Toronto Scarborough.
Initiated and directed by Natalie Rothman and funded through a $150,000 summer institute grant from UofT's Connaught Fund, the institute brought together each year two dozen faculty, doctoral students, and undergraduates from across the university and beyond for 10 days of workshops and seminars.
Participants presented their individual research materials, learned about existing and emerging digital research tools, and collaborated in developing group projects in an effort to articulate a more coherent and explicitly transdisciplinary analytical framework for future scholarship using digital methodologies.
The Institute's annual themes were: Spatialities and Borderlands (2011), Translation, Mediation, and Circulation (2012), and Sociability and Materiality (2014).
Visit the Institute homepage for more details.