The Electronic Textual Cultures Lab (ETCL) engages in cross-disciplinary study of the past, present, and future of textual communication, and is a hub for digital humanities activities across the University of Victoria, campus from coast-to-coast, and around the world. With a mandate including research, teaching, and service activities, ETCL acts as an intellectual centre for the activities of some 20 local faculty, staff, and students as well as visiting scholars (over 60 since inception), who work closely with research centres, libraries, academic departments, and projects locally, regionally, and internationally. Through a series of highly collaborative relationships, ETCL's international research community comprises over 300 researchers. The ETCL organizes the annual Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI; dhsi.org), which welcomed over 850 students in 2017, and supports the activities of the multi-disciplinary Implementing New Knowledge Environments (INKE; inke.ca) research group, which involves over 42 researchers and consultants, 53 graduate research assistants, 4 staff members, 19 postdoctoral fellows, and 30 partners and associates.

See our About, Projects, and Activities pages for more information about our on- and beyond-campus activities, and our People and Partnerships page to meet our team.

Soft launch, Canadian Social Knowledge Institute (C-SKI)

Soft launch, Canadian Social Knowledge Institute (C-SKI)

Sep 20, 2017

We are pleased to announce the “soft launch” of the Canadian Social Knowledge Institute (C-SKI)! C-SKI actively engages issues related to networked open social scholarship: creating and disseminating research and research technologies in ways that are accessible and significant to a broad audience that includes specialists and active non-specialists. Representing, coordinating, and supporting the work […]

Talks by Øyvind Eide on Sept. 6 & 7

Talks by Øyvind Eide on Sept. 6 & 7

Sep 5, 2017

Please join us for two talks by Øyvind Eide, a professor in Digital Humanities at the University of Cologne who is currently a visiting researcher at the Electronic Textual Cultures Laboratory at UVic.
The first talk will be held in Mearns Centre – McPherson Library in room A308 (the Digital Scholarship Commons) from 12-1pm, on Wednesday, September […]

The ETCL has Moved!

The ETCL has Moved!

May 5, 2017

It is with great pleasure that we announce that in January 2017, the ETCL has moved from the Clearihue Building to the McPherson Library in UVic! The move to a more spacious and comfortable area has coincided with the expansion of our team, with more members expected to join in the near future.
We are […]

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