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;, which welcomed over 850 students in 2017, and supports the activities of the multi-disciplinary Implementing New Knowledge Environments (INKE; 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.

INKE at Congress 2018: Collaboration and Community in Open, Social Scholarship

Jul 18, 2018

At the end of May, more than 5000 scholars and members of the academic community gathered at the University of Regina in Regina, Saskatchewan, for the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, the largest annual gathering of scholars in Canada. At Congress, INKE hosted an event called Collaboration and Community in Open Social Scholarship […]

Open Knowledge Practicum Call for Applications (Fall 2018)

Open Knowledge Practicum Call for Applications (Fall 2018)

Jun 19, 2018

Open Knowledge Practicum (Fall 2018)
Electronic Textual Cultures Lab (ETCL;; @ETCLatUVic)
In partnership with the University of Victoria Libraries and the Faculty of Humanities, UVic’s Electronic Textual Cultures Lab is offering a number of Open Knowledge Practicum fellowships for university faculty, staff, and students, as well as members of the greater Victoria community. For the Fall […]

Brown Bag: Erik Reppel on “Privacy, Security, and the Internet”

Brown Bag: Erik Reppel on “Privacy, Security, and the Internet”

Apr 16, 2018

[ April 20, 2018; 12:00 pm to 12:50 pm. ] The Electronic Textual Cultures Lab Brown Bag Lecture Series presents:
Privacy, Security, and the Internet
Friday, 20 April, 12-12:50 pm
Digital Scholarship Commons (3rd Floor) Mearns Centre for Learning, UVic Libraries
Guest Speaker: Erik Reppel, Computer Science Student, University of Victoria

Want to know what types of data companies are collecting about you, who
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