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 twenty local faculty, staff, and students as well as visiting scholars (over 150 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 community comprises over 300 international researchers.

We’re a digital humanities lab with research, teaching, and service mandates. Recent doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows in ETCL have gone on to academic and alternative academic positions at UBC Okanagan, Texas A&M, U Virginia, U Nebraska, U Pennsylvania, U Passau, Kings College London, among other institutions, in roles such as research chair, professor, librarian, software developer, solution architect, director of technology, project manager, professional writer, multimedia consultant, web designer, and director of research.

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Values, Team and Research, Training and Service.