Digital Humanities

The digital humanities--and, more specifically, its incarnations in digital literary and textual studies--are well-represented at UVic across a curriculum that incorporates computing at both undergraduate and graduate levels, across research of international significance involving graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty, and across a range of activities that engage the local, national, and international community (including the annual Digital Humanities Summer Institute, plus a few recent conferences: INKE 2009, TEI 2006, and ACH/ALLC 2005).

Why DH? Read about it in Matt Kirschenbaum's "What is Digital Humanities and What's it Doing in English Departments?" as well as in the Companions to Digital Humanities and Digital Literary Studies -- plus the Day of DH, which documents typical days in the life of those who practice DH.

Emeritus Faculty


  • ENGL 305 Visual Rhetoric for Professional Writers
  • ENGL 401 Web Design
  • ENGL 407 Computer-Mediated Communication
  • ENGL 412 Computer-Assisted Research and Reporting
  • DHUM 150 Tools, Techniques, and Culture of the Digital Humanities
  • DHUM 250 Digital Representation and Creation in a Humanities Context
  • DHUM 350 Key Applications: Electronic Publishing and Computer-Assisted Analysis
  • DHUM 450 Digital Humanities Project Seminar
  • DHUM 491 Directed Studies in Digital Humanities

Past Graduate Courses

  • ENGL 503 Literary Computing, Representation
  • ENGL 503 Literary Computing, Analysis
  • ENGL 503 Content and Process Modeling in Digital Literary Studies
  • Other (International)

For a full listing of courses, please see the Academic calendar.