Humanities Computing and Media Centre (HCMC)

Illustrated rendition of a map of London during the Early Modern Era

Map of Early Modern London

Relates places in London and literary references to each other.

Map of Early Modern London
Caricature of John Keats

Mapping Keats's Progress

Follows Keats's life and provides a complete digital collection of his poetry.

Mapping Keats's Progress
Illustration of the Norse God Loki

MyNDIR: My Norse Digital Image Repository

Digitized images of Norse myths and legends.

MyNDIR: My Norse Digital Image Repositor
Letter describing the sale of a dispossessed person's piano

Landscapes of Injustice project

Dispossesion and denial of rights of a Canadian minority group.

Landscapes of Injustice project
HMS "Erebus" in Ice, by Francois Etienne Musin

Franklin Expedition Mysteries

Part of the Great Unsolved Mysteries in Canadian History series.

Franklin Expedition Mysteries
Collage of various despatches

The Colonial Despatches project

The Colonial Despatches of BC and Vancouver Island, 1846-1871.

The Colonial Despatches project
Postcard sent to Robert Graves from France

Diary of Robert Graves

First scholarly edition in print and electronic form of this unpublished diary (1935-39).

Diary of Robert Graves

HCMC response to COVID-19

We are committed to continuing our work with faculty members and project participants to plan and develop academic projects. We will continue all aspects of our work (including RA supervision) while working remotely.

You can still reach any of our staff members by email while the office is closed.

Note: physical access to the library building is restricted. To get to our office, you must arrange in advance for one of our staff to escort you both ways between the front door of the MacPherson library and the HCMC office. 

Let us work with you

Do you have an idea or question about the development of:

  • web applications
  • websites
  • online databases
  • application programs or 
  • manipulation of audio, video, images, maps or other media?

The Humanities Computing and Media Centre UVic (HCMC) has an international reputation developing projects in collaboration with researchers and instructors from UVic's Faculty of Humanities.

We have particular expertise in the fields of digital humanities and language learning. We can put that to work for you. If you are a member of the Faculty of Humanities, you are in the right place.

We can help whether your interest is:

  • research (e.g. literary or linguistic analysis, electronic editions, research websites)
  • teaching (using multimedia labs, creating online exercises, instructional databases) or 
  • editing (e.g. managing a conference, editing a journal, maintaining a department website)

For more information, visit our services and resources section. We have an established process to help you go from your ideas to a completed project.

If you have questions (big or small) about working with us, or can't find what you're looking for on our site, please get in touch with us.