Dr. J. Matthew Huculak


Dr. J. Matthew Huculak
Head, Advanced Research Services & Digital Scholarship Librarian

Email: huculak@uvic.ca
Telephone: 250-472-4970

Office: Room 318e, Mearns Centre for Learning, McPherson Library (3rd Floor in Digital Scholarship Commons)

Mailing Address:
Room 318e, Mearns Centre for Learning–McPherson Library
University of Victoria Libraries
Digital Scholarship Commons
PO Box 1800 STN CSC
Victoria, BC V8W 3H5

Scholarly & Professional Profile(s):

ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-2717-1112
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jmhuculak



PhD – The University of Tulsa, Oklahoma, 2009

  • Thesis: Middlebrow Politics and the Book War: Periodicals, Print History, and the Commercialization of Literature, 1905-1932

MLIS – San Jose State University, California, 2016

  • Pathway: "Management, Digitization, and Preservation of Cultural Heritage and Records (Archival Studies and Records Management)"

MA – McGill University, Québec, 2002

  • Research Paper: "A Fork in the Road: Gender, Culture, and the Tropes of Travel in M.F.K. Fisher"

BA – University of California at Davis, 1997

  • Major: English Language & Literature; Minor: Art History


2021- Present: Head, Advanced Research Services & Digital Scholarship Librarian
University of Victoria Libraries, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

2017 - 2021: Digital Scholarship Librarian & French Liaison Librarian
University of Victoria Libraries, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

  • The Digital Scholarship Librarian assists faculty members, colleagues, students, and the wider community in using digital scholarship platforms for teaching, learning, research, and publication; develops programs and services to help students improve digital information fluency skills in the Digital Scholarship Commons; helps to set development priorities for the Libraries' digital research environments; works closely with the digital scholarship developer to align the Libraries' digital asset management systems with the University's scholarly and research objectives and preservation requirements; manages projects relating to the development of digital collections and exhibits. The French subject librarian develops the French language resources at the University of Victoria Libraries.

2013 - 2018: Managing Editor
Modernism/modernity Print + platform, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD, USA

  • Worked with team at Johns Hopkins University Press to develop the online publication platform Modernism/modernity. Became founding managing editor of the digital platform–under Debra Rae Cohen, Editor–and curated all publications at modernismmodernity.org, winner of the 2019 "Innovation in Publishing Award" from the Association of American Publishers.

2015 - 2017: Postdoctoral Fellow, Digital Scholarship
University of Victoria Libraries & The Department of English, Victoria, BC

  • Acted as faculty liaison between faculty and Digital Scholarship and taught in the Department of English. Provided support for the Digital Scholarship Commons; worked with Special Collections & Archives to integrate digital collections and metadata into scholarly projects. Developed and taught undergraduate digital humanities & digital information fluency courses.

2013 - 2015: Project Co-Director & Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of English & Special Collections, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC

  • Co-directed the development of grant-funded Open Modernisms, an open-access anthology builder, while teaching digital humanities, literature, and book history courses. Identified catalogued modernist materials (published and archival) in Special Collections; undertook outreach activities to promote the modernist collections, including instruction, lectures, and reading room exhibits; provided support to graduate students and other post-doctoral fellows; oversaw and contributed to production of a full digital edition of the 1922 Ulysses; edited and collaborated with faculty to write Fronts of Modernity: The 20th-Century Collections at the University of Victoria Libraries, a part of the Libraries' publication series dedicated to special collections and archives.

2012 - 2013: Postdoctoral Fellow, Modernist Versions Project
Department of English, The University of Victoria, Victoria, BC

  • Won Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Partnership Development Grant with Stephen Ross, et al., and founded the Modernist Versions Project, a to create an open-source, open access publication platform for research and teaching. Worked with librarians and archivists to digitize James Joyce Ulysses material and to write Scope and Content descriptions of that material for Special Collections & University Archives.

2010 - 2012: Postdoctoral Fellow & Instructor, Editing Modernism in Canada
Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada

  • Worked with Digital Asset Management team to design, including content models, an open publication platform for Editing Modernism in Canada. Oversaw digitization of rare Canadian magazines and taught numerous courses.

2009 - 2010: Teaching Fellow
University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK, USA  

  • Taught literature courses in the Department of English using archives & collections in the University of Tulsa's McFarlin Library Special Collections.

2005 - 2007: Editorial Assistant, James Joyce Quarterly
University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK

  • Edited manuscripts for publication. Developed subscription software for JJQ.

2004 - 2009: Project Specialist, Modernist Journals Project
University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK

  • Helped facilitate National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grant to digitize rare modernist magazines. Worked with graduate and undergraduate students to develop rich online research environment; developed workflows for digitization, OCR, markup, and long-term preservation. Used standards such as TEI, MODS, METS.

2001 - 2003: Marketing Manager, Véhicule Press
Montreal, Québec, Canada

  • Oversaw marketing, outreach, author tours, and web development for award-winning, English-language press.



  • 2020 Participant, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Connections Grant. "Crafting Communities: A Series of Victorian Object Lessons and Scholarly Exchanges in COVID Times." Principal Investigator: Dr. Mary Elizabeth Leighton.
  • 2020 Co-Applicant with Dr. Carolyn Butler-Palmer and Lynda Gammon, Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Institute for Studies in Canadian Art grant. "Care. How Do We Cultivate Well-being for Ourselves And Each Other?"
  • 2020 Participant, SSHRC Connections Grant. « Représenter le sexe féminin: images et imaginaires du sexe féminin, 16e -21e s. » Principal Investigator: Dr. Hélène Cazes.
  • 2020 Participant, SSHRC Connections Grant. « De l'archive aux données : le programme de recherche sur la programmation journalière de la Comédie-Française (17e-19e s.). » Principal Investigator: Dr. Sara Harvey.
  • 2020 Participant, SSHRC Connections Grant. "The Endings Project Symposium." Principal Investigator, Janelle Jenstad.
  • 2019 Co-applicant, SSHRC Insight Development Grant. "The Mary Butts Letters Project." Principal Investigator: Dr. Joel Hawkes.
  • 2019 Collaborator, SSHRC Partnership Development Grant. "Mediterranean Connectivity: Economy, Trade and Commercial Circuits in the Roman West (2nd c. BCE-1st c. CE)." Principal Investigator: Dr. Alejandro Sinner.
  • 2019 Collaborator, SSHRC Partnership Development Grant. "Narrative Art and Visual Storytelling in Holocaust and Human Rights Education." Principal Investigator: Dr. Charlotte Schallié.
  • 2018 Collaborator, SSHRC Partnership Development Grant. « Archives, technologies et savoirs autour de la vie théâtrale: le programme des registres de la Comédie-Française (1680-1793). » Principal Investigator: Dr. Sara Harvey.
  • 2018 Participant, SSHRC Connections Grant. "Visual Storytelling Colloquium and Workshop at Ravensbrück Memorial." Principal Investigator: Dr. Charlotte Schallié.
  • 2018 Campus Sustainability Grant ($1000) for bicycle locks at UVic Libraries.
  • 2017 Collaborator, SSHRC Insight Development Grant. "Victorian Periodical Poetry: Ephemera, Culture, Forms." Principal Investigator: Dr. Alison Chapman.
  • 2016 Participant, SSHRC Connections Grant. "Digital Pedagogy Network." Principal Investigators: Dr. Michelle Levy, Dr. Collette Colligan, and Lisa Goddard.
  • 2015 Co-Applicant with Dr. Stephen Ross, BCcampus BC Open Textbook Project Grant. "Open Modernisms Anthology Builder."
  • 2012 Co-Applicant with Dr. Stephen Ross et al., SSHRC Partnership Development Grant. "The Modernist Versions Project."
  • 2009 Participant, National Endowment for the Humanities Grant. "The Modernist Journals Project: The Crisis, The Egoist, The Little Review, Others." Principal Investigator: Bob Scholes.


  • 2019 "Innovation in Publishing Award," Association of American Publishers, for the Modernism/modernity Print + platform at Johns Hopkins University Press
  • 2008 "Bellwether Dissertation Fellowship," The University of Tulsa
  • 2007 "Excellence in Teaching Award," The University of Tulsa
  • 2004 "Distinguished Ph.D. Chapman Award," The University of Tulsa
  • 1997 W. B. Yeats International Summer School Scholarship


Peer-Reviewed Book Chapters

  • 2021 Diepeveen, L., & Huculak, J. M. (2021). Pound and difficulty. In D. P. Tryphonopoulos & I. B. Nadel (Eds.), Approaches to teaching Pound's poetry and prose. Modern Language Association of America.
  • 2018 Huculak, J. M. (2018). Ford as editor. In S. Haslam, L. Colombino, & S. O'Malley (Eds.), The Routledge research companion to Ford Madox Ford (pp. 346-362). Routledge.
  • 2016 Huculak, J. M., & Cazes, H. (2016). Understanding the pre-digital book: "Every contact leaves a trace." In C. Crompton, R. Siemens, & R. J. Lane (Eds.), Doing digital humanities: Practice, training, research (Vol. 1, pp. 65-82). Routledge.
  • 2013 Huculak, J. M. (2013). The London Mercury (1919-39) and Other Moderns. In The Oxford critical and cultural history of modernist magazines: Volume I: Britain and Ireland 1880-1955 (Vol. 1, pp. 240-259). Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199654291.001.0001

Peer-Reviewed Articles

  • 2016 Huculak, J. M. (2016). Reading forensically: Modernist paper, Newfoundland, and transatlantic materiality. The Journal of Modern Periodical Studies, 6(2), 161-190. https://doi.org/10.5325/jmodeperistud.6.2.0161
  • 2016 Huculak, J. M., & Goddard, L. (2016). Is Promotion and tenure inhibiting DH/Library collaboration? A case for care and repair . dh+lib. https://acrl.ala.org/dh/2016/07/29/a-case-for-care-and-repair/
  • 2009 Huculak, J. M. (2009). Meddling middlebrows: Virginia Woolf and the London Mercury. Virginia Woolf Miscellany, 76 (1).
  • 2005 Huculak, J. M. (2005). Song from San Francisco: Space, time, and character in Eudora Welty's "Music from Spain." The Mississippi Quarterly, 59(1/2), 313-328.

Edited Collections

  • 2019 Huculak, J. M. (Ed.). (2019). "Methodologies of understanding and enacting open scholarship [Special issue]. KULA: Knowledge Creation, Dissemination, and Preservation Studies.
  • 2017 Blog Founder & Editor, " Future Pasts." Modernism/modernity Print + platform.
  • 2016 Huculak, J. M. (Ed.). (2016). Fronts of Modernity: The 20th-century Collections at the University of Victoria Libraries . University of Victoria Libraries.


Encyclopedia Entries

Book Reviews

  • 2017 Huculak, J. M. (2017). [Review of Americanizing Britain: The rise of modernism in the age of the entertainment empire by Genevieve Abravanel]. Joseph Conrad Today, 42(1), 18-19.
  • 2015 Huculak, J. M. (2015). [Review of The boundaries of the literary archive: Reclamation and representation by Lisa Stead, Carrie Smith]. Clio: A Journal of Literature, History, and the Philosophy of History , 44(3), 417-422.
  • 2011 Huculak, J. M. (2011). [Review of Ford Madox Ford, modernist magazines and editing edited by Jason Harding]. Media History, 17(3), 326-328. https://doi.org/10.1080/13688804.2011.595607
  • 2009 Huculak, J. M. (2009). [Review of Austin Harrison and the English Review by Martha S. Vogeler]. Modernism/modernity, 16(4), 821­-823.

White Papers



Board Memberships

  • 2020 Canadian Society for Digital Humanities (CSDH)
  • 2020 Modernist Archives Publishing Project (MAPP)
  • 2017 Project Muse, Johns Hopkins University Press
  • 2015-18 James Joyce Letters (Oxford University Press)
  • 2010 Modernist Networks
  • 2008-14 Advisor to the Executive Board & Webmaster, Modernist Studies Association



  • 2019 Chair of Digital Information Fluency Committee, UVic Libraries


Committee Work

  • 2020 Travel Committee, UVic Libraries
  • 2020 Hiring Committee, Digital Scholarship Specialist Position, UVic Libraries
  • 2020 Programming Committee, Canadian Society for Digital Humanities
  • 2020 Infrastructure Committee, Canadian Society for Digital Humanities
  • 2019-20 Libraries' Coordination Team (LCT), UVic Libraries
  • 2019 Digital Information Fluency Programming Subcommittee, UVic Libraries
  • 2019 Digital Information Fluency Outreach Subcommittee, UVic Libraries
  • 2019 Digital Information Fluency Pro-D Subcommittee, UVic Libraries
  • 2019 Pathways to Scholarship Committee, UVic Libraries
  • 2018 Libraries’ Research and Instruction Group (LRIG), UVic Libraries
  • 2018 Web Archiving Working Group, UVic Libraries
  • 2018 Centre for the Book Committee, UVic Libraries
  • 2018 Hiring Committee, Technical Support Unit Position, UVic Libraries
  • 2018 Vancouver Island Library & Staff Conference (VILSC) Organizing Committee
  • 2018 Science Literacy Week Organizing Committee, UVic Libraries
  • 2017 Website Refresh Committee, UVic Libraries
  • 2016-17 Organizing Committee, SHARP 2017 Conference (Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing)
  • 2013-15 Communications Committee, Department of English, University of Victoria


  • 2020 Volunteer, Thesis Boot Camp, UVic Libraries
  • 2020 Co-Organizer of Endangered Data Week web preservation activities with Web Archiving Working Group, UVic Libraries
  • 2020 Peer Reviewer (article) for IDEAH journal, DHSI Colloquium Special Issue
  • 2020 Peer Reviewer (article) for Cultural History, Edinburgh University Press
  • 2019 Peer Reviewer, NHPRC-Mellon DEPC Implementation Grants
  • 2019 External Librarian Evaluator, University of Manitoba
  • 2019 Presenter, Graduate Student Orientation to UVic Libraries
  • 2019 Peer Reviewer, Journal of Modern Periodical Studies, Penn State University Press
  • 2019 Leader, Wikipedia Workshop, Research in Academic Libraries Conference, Simon Fraser University
  • 2019 Digital Project Peer Reviewer, Modernist Networks
  • 2018-20 Co-Organizer, with Randa El-Khatib, "Digital Humanities on Tap" speaker series with the Electronic Textual Cultures Lab
  • 2018 Co-Organizer, Graduate Student Soirees at UVic Libraries
  • 2018 Editor-at-Large for dh+lib
  • 2018 Member of Wikipedian-in-Residence Program organizing team, UVic Libraries & the ETCL
  • 2018 Co-Organizer of Frankenreads Week, UVic Libraries
  • 2018 Peer Reviewer, DH 2018 Conference, Mexico City, Mexico
  • 2018 Peer Reviewer, SHARP 2018 Conference, Sydney, Australia
  • 2017 Peer Reviewer, NHPRC-Mellon Digital Edition Publishing Cooperatives Planning Grants
  • 2017 Jury Member, Canadian Council of Archives - Young Canada Works Internships (Libraries)
  • 2017 Peer Reviewer, Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative
  • 2017 Volunteer, Ideafest, UVic Libraries
  • 2016 Brown Bag Lunch Coordinator, ETCL
  • 2016 Designer, Victoria to Vimy outreach material, UVic Libraries
  • 2015-16 Co-Organizer, Wikipedia-Edit-A-Thon, UVic Libraries
  • 2014 Presenter, Senate Committee on Libraries, "The Libraries' Historic Role as a Repository of Unique Resources"
  • 2013-17 Media Consultant to Johns Hopkins University Press and the Modernist Studies Association
  • 2012 Conference Co-Organizer, EMiC Colloquium at the Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris, France
  • 2011 Web Consultant & Designer, Montreal International Poetry Prize, Québec
  • 2008 Group Leader, Writing Program Portfolio Groups
  • 2006 Conference Organizer, Modernist Studies Association, Tulsa, OK
  • 2006 Periodical Indexer, McFarlin Library Special Collections, University of Tulsa
  • 2003 Book Reviewer, Montreal Review of Books (MrB)

UVic Libraries' Community Engagement

  • 2019 Co-Organizer, Podcasting Day @ UVic (a UVic Libraries and Communications & Marketing event)
  • 2019 Co-Organizer and Workshop Lead, Songhees Academic Youth Leadership program with Science Venture Camp
  • 2019 Presenter, Exploring University English @ UVic Outreach Day
  • 2018-20 Organizer, Humanities Literacy Week, UVic Libraries & Faculty of Humanities
  • 2018 Co-Organizer (with the UVic Living Science Lab Camp) and Workshop Instructor, Songhees Academic Youth Leadership program
  • 2018 Tour Guide and Workshop lead, Student Recruitment & Global Engagement at UVic
  • 2017-20 Interviewer, Social Sciences Co-op Program, University of Victoria
  • 2017 Co-Organizer & Judge, Bloomsday & Hoyne Fiction Writing Contest (proceeds to Literacy Victoria)
  • 2017 Speaker, ProD and Advanced Skills Seminar for Graduate Students, UVic English
  • 2015 Co-Organizer, Graduate Student Orientation to Special Collections, UVic Libraries
  • 2016-18 Co-Organizer & Judge, Bloomsday & Hoyne Fiction Writing Contest (proceeds to Literacy Victoria).
  • 2015 Co-Organizer, Bloomsday & Hoyne Fiction Writing Contest (proceeds to Literacy Victoria)
  • 2015 Speaker, "Original Objects & Original Research: Hands-on Learning with Rare Books & Archives," Treasures and Tea, UVic Libraries


Invited Talks

  • 2020 "The Importance of Collaboration in Digital Humanities," Library and Archives Canada, Wallot-Sylvestre Seminars, Ottawa, ON, Canada.
  • 2020 "The UVic Libraries' Grants Menu: Digital Preservation and Student Training in Support of Faculty Research," International Symposium on Digital Scholarship, Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, India.
  • 2020 "Celebrate and Build Creative Connections: Narrative Art & Visual Storytelling in Holocaust & Human Rights Education," Digital Humanities Innovation Lab at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
  • 2019 "Digital Scholarship Commons at UVic Libraries," Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) Spring Meeting, Victoria, BC, Canada.
  • 2018 "Building Library Infrastructure and Social Relations for Capturing Born Digital Scholarly Communication at the University of Victoria," After the Digital Revolution (British Academy Workshop), London, UK.
  • 2017 "Hybrid Publishing Models for the Humanities: The Public Intellectual and the Scholarly Communications Cycle," Johns Hopkins University Press Annual Publishers Meeting, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
  • 2015 "Connecting Libraries and Digital Humanists," hosted by Gale/Cengage at the University of Seattle, Washington, USA.
  • 2014 "Digital Humanities in the English Department," Wilkes University, Pennsylvania, USA.

Selected Presentations

  • 2020 "Building Online Resources that Last: Digital Exhibits and Collection Stewardship," BC Museums Association Webinar, Victoria, BC, Canada.
  • 2020 "The Digital Commons," Early Childhood Pedagogy Network at the University of Victoria, BC, Canada.
  • 2018 "Stories that Last: Long-Term Preservation and Public Exhibits Using OmekaS," Visual Storytelling Colloquium and Workshop at Ravensbrück Memorial, Germany.
  • 2014 "Reading Forensically: Modernist Paper, Media, and Trans-Atlantic Materiality," Modernism and/as Media Workshop. University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.
  • 2014 "Building a Digital Edition in the Classroom Using WordPress," Simon Fraser University, BC, Canada.
  • 2013 "Archiving Failure in the University Library: Digital Scholarship and the Preservation of Speculative Projects," New York University, New York, USA.
  • 2012 "Textual Performance in Ulysses: Versioning Print Processes," Electronic Textual Cultures' Lab Brown Bag Lecture Series, Victoria, BC, Canada.
  • 2007 "The London Mercury and the Other Moderns," Modernist Magazines Conference, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK.
  • 2003 "Publisher's Guide to Search Engine Optimization & Marketing: Using Your Existing Web Site to Promote Books," Fifth Annual Tri-Province Publishing Forum, Winnipeg, MB, Canada.

Selected Conference Papers

  • 2020 The Long View in Digital Exhibit Design and Preservation" (with Tiffany Chan, Braydon Justice, and Samantha MacFarlane), Access 2020, online.
  • 2020 "Library-based Student Training for Open Scholarship in Holocaust Studies," INKE 2020, Victoria, BC, Canada.
  • 2020 "Wikipedia, Open Scholarship, and Digital Humanities," Modern Language Association, Seattle, WA, USA.
  • 2019 "Cross-Cultural Library Research & Engagement," Vancouver Island Library Staff Conference (VILSC), Victoria, BC, Canada.
  • 2019 "Stories of Loss: Fragility in the Archive" (with Claire Carlin), CSDH/SCHN Digital Humanities Conference, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
  • 2018 "The Grants Menu: Library Infrastructure and the Dissemination of Social Scholarship," INKE 2018, Victoria, BC, Canada.
  • 2017 "Making it Special: Collections, Collaborations & Community Outreach with UVic Libraries' Imprint," Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing (SHARP), Victoria, BC, Canada.
  • 2017 "Developing Tools for Open Social Scholarship in the Library: Project Spotlight as a Model for Augmented Collection Description," INKE 2017, Victoria, British Columbia.
  • 2016 "Righting Copy Wrongs: The Book in the Era of Perpetual Copyright," University of Victoria, Ideafest, BC, Canada.
  • 2015 "Modernist Digital Pedagogy in the Classroom," Modernist Studies Association, Boston, MA, USA.
  • 2015 "Anarchist Book Builder as a Model for Open Textbooks," Building Partnerships to Transform Scholarly Publishing, an INKE Conference, Whistler, BC, Canada.
  • 2015 "Special Collections, the Humanities Collaboratory," Ideafest, University of Victoria.
  • 2014 "Reading Forensically: Modernist Paper, Media, and the London Mercury," Modernist Studies Association, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.
  • 2013 "Bloom's Movements: The Serial Ulysses," Modernist Studies Association, Brighton, UK.
  • 2013 "Pirates and Para.txts: Samuel Roth and the Versioned Ulysses ," North American James Joyce Conference, Charleston, SC, USA.
  • 2012 "The Cosmopole Writes Back: Exile and Return in Le Nigog," Exile's Return/ l'exil et le retour EMiC Colloquium, Paris, France.
  • 2012" Making Spectacles of Ourselves: Modernism and Social Media," Modernist Studies Association, Las Vegas, NV, USA.
  • 2012 Seminar Leader, "Using Digital Humanities Tools/Visualizing Modernism," Modernist Studies Association, Las Vegas, NV, USA.
  • 2011 "The Problem of Data in 'Comprehensive' Repositories: The Modernist Periodicals Database," Modernist Studies Association, Buffalo, NY, USA.
  • 2011 "Stab Him Dead!: The Middlebrow Virginia Woolf and J. C. Squire in The London Mercury," The Space Between Conference, McGill University, Montréal, QC, Canada.
  • 2011 "The Metropole in Montréal: Le Nigog and Avant-garde Periodical Production in Québec" (with Emily Ballantyne), Association of Canadian and Québec Literatures Annual Conference, Fredericton, NB, Canada.
  • 2010 "Modernist Digital Networks: An Infrastructure for Digitizing Modernist Print Culture," Modernist Studies Association, Victoria, BC, Canada.
  • 2010 "Technologies and Collaboration II," Conference on Editorial Problems, Toronto, ON.
  • 2009 "The Paradoxical Little Magazine: Mapping Modernist Conservatisms," Modernist Studies Association, Montreal, QC, Canada.
  • 2008 Organizer and Panelist, "Marketing Global Media: The Periodical and Transatlantic Literary Commerce," Modernist Studies Association, Nashville, TN, USA.
  • 2007 Organizer and Panelist, "Polluting the English Pool: The Anxieties of Magazine Production in The English Review," Modernist Studies Association, Long Beach, CA, USA.
  • 2004 "Under the Arcades: Walter Benjamin and George Orwell as Social Archaeologists of the Modernist City," Seminar on "Modernism and Junk," Modernist Studies Association, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Poster Presentations

  • 2017 "Exhibit Building and Digital Asset Management Systems: New Collaborations with Faculty and Students," Vancouver Island Library Staff Conference (VILSC), Victoria, BC, Canada.
  • 2016 "Online Publishing Using the Modernism/modernity Print Plus platform," Modernist Studies Association, Pasadena, CA, USA.
  • 2015 "Open Modernisms Anthology Builder," Digital Diversity Conference, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada.
  • 2013 "A Survey of Existing Collation Tools in the Humanities," Canadian Society for Digital Humanities (CSDH), University of Victoria, BC, Canada.


  • 2020 Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) with the University of Victoria Learning and Teaching Support and Innovation (LTSI)
  • 2019 Library Management Skills Institute I: The Manager, DeEtta Jones and Associates, Simon Fraser University
  • 2018 ACRL-Choice webinar, "Indigenous Literatures, Social Justice, and the Decolonial Library"
  • 2018 Archives Unleashed Vancouver Datathon, Vancouver, BC. Experimented with the Archives Unleashed Toolkit in order to analyze WARC files and develop research topics.
  • 2017 Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI): "Introduction to Javascript and Data Visualization"
  • 2015 Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI): "GIS"
  • 2014 Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI): "RDF and Linked Open Data"
  • 2013 Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI): "Introduction to XSLT"
  • 2012 Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI): "Large Project Management: Planning, Funding, Tools"
  • 2003 Professional Editing Workshop with Stuart Ross, Montreal, Québec, Canada
  • 1998 Diplôme, l'Université de Droit, d'Economie et des Sciences d'Aix-Marseille/French language and culture diploma in Aix-en-Provence, France


2016-18 Modernism/modernity Print + Platform

  • Managing Editor and Project Manager. Collaborated with Johns Hopkins University Press, Journals Division (JHUP) and editor of Modernism/modernity to design and implement a Drupal-based, open-access, peer-reviewed, online journal to accompany print version. Winner of the "Innovation in Publishing Award," Association of American Publishers.

2016 Victoria to Vimy: The First World War Collections at the University of Victoria

  • Designer and team member working with Special Collections and Archives to create public-facing exhibit surfacing rare material held at UVic. Used Fedora-Commons-based Project Spotlight.

2016 From Paris to Victoria: The Gisèle Freund Photographs of James Joyce

  • Collaborated with archivists to design, create, and describe the Freund fonds at the University of Victoria Libraries. Built exhibit in both Spotlight and Omeka.

2015 Modernist Book Builder (OpenModernisms)

  • Awarded grant by BCcampus Open Textbook Project to direct and develop online anthology builder for out-of-copyright texts for classroom use. Platform allows users to upload, build, and download bespoke anthologies at no cost. CC-BY license.

2012-15 Modernist Versions Project

  • Co-Founder. Developed online research environment for the production of critical digital editions of modernist texts existing in multiple witnesses. Personally digitized and collated James Joyce's Ulysses. Partnered with NINES, EMiC, Islandora, and ETCL for grant funded by SSHRC.

2013 New Art in The New Age

  • An Omeka exhibition featuring illustrations and text from The New Age: A Weekly Review of Politics Literature and Art that explores the debates surrounding "modernism" and "new" art around 1910. The digital project was developed for the T. E. Hulme symposium at Wolfson College, Oxford University, 2013.

2011-12 Modernist Commons

  • Helped design an Islandora-based, integrated online digital tool to ingest, edit, and display critical editions for scholarly publication. Worked with programmers, developers, and private business to create platform.

2004-8 Modernist Journals Project

  • Worked as project specialist in the digitization of over ten modernist little magazines. This process included: scanning and photography, image manipulation, text-encoding (TEI & MODS), and PDF creation. Project awarded two major National Endowment for the Humanities Grants.


  • 2015 Co-Curator, W. B. Yeats @ 150, UVic Libraries, Victoria, BC, Canada.
  • 2014 Co-Curator, From Paris to Victoria: The James Joyce Photographs of Gisèle Freund , UVic Libraries, Victoria, BC, Canada.
  • 2006 Curator, Mind the Gap: Modern vs. Contemporary Art in "The New Age," 1910-1914, De Montfort University (UK), University of Tulsa (OK, USA), Grinnell College (IA, USA), Brown University (RI, USA).


Undergraduate Teaching & Supervision

  • 2020 Humanities 295 Practicum Co-Supervisor, University of Victoria
  • 2019 Germanic & Slavic Studies 581/410 Digital Atelier Series at UVic Libraries
  • 2017 English 392: Studies in a Major Figure; James Joyce: Ulysses, a Literary and Historical Reading, University of Victoria
  • 2015-16 English 401: Web Design, University of Victoria
  • 2015 English 250: Literature & The Cultures of Gaming, University of Victoria
  • 2015-16 Digital Humanities 150: Tools, Techniques, and Culture of the Digital Humanities, University of Victoria
  • 2014 Digital Humanities 350: Books and Bytes, University of Victoria
  • 2014 English 388: Modernism and Obscenity, University of Victoria
  • 2013-16 English 135: Academic Reading and Writing, University of Victoria
  • 2012 English 207: Cultural Studies, University of Victoria
  • 2012 English 436B: 20th Century British Fiction After World War II, University of Victoria
  • 2012 English 4620: Literary Modernism, Magazines, and the Digital Humanities, Dalhousie University
  • 2011 English 2002: British Literature After 1800, Dalhousie University
  • 2010 English 2313: Major American Writers: Americans in Paris, University of Tulsa
  • 2010 English 2523: Major British Writers II, University of Tulsa
  • 2010 English 3703: The History of the Book, University of Tulsa
  • 2009 English 4993: Independent Study, James Joyce's Ulysses, University of Tulsa
  • 2007-08 English 3003: Writing for the Professions, University of Tulsa
  • 2007 English 1063: British Periodicals: Literature, Culture, and Identity, 1709-1939, University of Tulsa
  • 2003-09 English 1033: Argument and Exposition, "Ways of Reading. Ways of Seeing," University of Tulsa

Graduate Teaching & Supervision

  • 2020 Graduate Student Practicum Supervisor (with Dr. Helga Thorson), Germanic and Slavic Studies Department, University of Victoria
  • 2020 Master's Committee, Lauren Elle DeGaine, Department of English, University of Victoria
  • 2018 Master's Committee, Jodi Litvin, Department of English, University of Victoria
  • 2016-17 Graduate Cohort Supervisor, Graduate Certificate in Digital Humanities, University of Victoria
  • 2015 Digital Humanities 501: Introduction to Digital Humanities
  • 2011 Master's Committee, Dancy Mason, Dalhousie University

Master Class

  • 2012 English 561: The Digital Ulysses Master Class (with Hans Walter Gabler and Stephen Ross), Department of English, University of Victoria

Teaching at the Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI)

Library Workshops Created and Taught

  • 2020 Introduction to Citation & Research Management with Zotero
  • 2020 Advanced Research Management with Zotero
  • 2020 Introduction to Accessibility and Wikimedia Commons (with Silvia Gutiérrez De la Torre)
  • 2020 Introduction to Photoshop
  • 2020 Introduction to Inkscape
  • 2019 Choosing the Right Journal (with Shahira Khair)
  • 2019 Introduction to Adobe InDesign
  • 2019 Introduction to Wikidata (with Dean Seeman)
  • 2019 Introduction to Metadata (with Dean Seeman)
  • 2019 Introduction to TEI (with the HCMC)
  • 2017 Distinguish Yourself with ORCID (with Inba Kehoe)
  • 2017 How to Create a Website Mockup
  • 2018 Putting Your Class on the Map: Introduction to Google MyMaps
  • 2018 Managing Your Online Academic Identity
  • 2018 Introduction to Digitization (with the Digitization Unit)
  • 2018 Introduction to Flickr for Scholarship
  • 2018 Introduction to Omeka
  • 2018 Personal Websites with WordPress (with Rich McCue)
  • 2018 Rich Narratives with Omeka S
  • 2017 Introduction to Wikipedia (with Michael Radmacher).



  • 2019 University of Victoria Childcare Services Advisory Board
  • 2012- Digital Humanities Summer Institute
  • 2014-16 Social media and web design for the Greater Victoria Cycling Coalition
  • 2010 Web design for Montreal International Poetry Prize
  • 1988-92 Guide Dogs for the Blind


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