Open Knowledge Practicum @ Digital Humanities Summer Institute (29 – 31 May 2019)

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 Open Knowledge Practicum for this year’s Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI) participants, as well as university faculty, staff, students, and members of the greater Victoria community. The practicums will be held 29 – 31 May, during the week prior to DHSI. Fellows in this program will join the team in the ETCL to contribute to a well-defined topic in open, public venues (e.g., Wikipedia).

Students may wish to explore an area connected to their study, and to work with a field specialist; faculty and staff may propose to make more accessible some of the work in their field, and choose to work with a student or other colleagues; citizen scholars may wish to engage in family, community, or local public history. Fellows may wish to draw on materials from UVic’s library and archives, create an openly available exhibit of digital material, contribute to online knowledge bases like Wikipedia, and beyond. We ask only that you use your imagination to propose something you’d be interested in doing!

Fellows for this program have basic facility in the area of proposed work and technologies pertinent to the proposal; are self-directed and have experience working toward defined goals; participate on-campus, in the ETCL, for 24 hours; are able to work successfully in a team environment; and are able to make a 3-day commitment to this practicum.

Open Knowledge Practicums will be based in the Electronic Textual Cultures Lab, an interdisciplinary research organization at UVic.

Applications will consist of [1] a cover letter that proposes work for the practicum and outcomes, [2] a CV, and [3] the names and contact information of two people who can speak to your competencies in the area.  Please send them electronically to <>.

Applications are due by 12 April 2019.  Please indicate in your cover letter if you would like to be considered for an honorarium related to the fellowship; several are available.*

*Honorariums for this practicum are comprised of four night accommodations in UVic’s residence rooms, as well as standard per diem for the four days of the fellowship.

Please visit our website to get a sense of the practicum based on previous projects and to learn more about the ETCL. Feel free to contact us with any question!