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


J. Matthew Huculak, PhD, MLIS

Head, Advanced Research Services & Digital Scholarship Librarian
University of Victoria Libraries, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Email: huculak@uvic.ca
Work Phone: 250-217-0063


  • 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
2017 – Present: Digital Scholarship Librarian
University of Victoria Libraries, Victoria, British Columbia

Supervise ARS team with responsibility in developing instruction frameworks aligned with digital information fluency, including the assessment and evaluation of workshops in the Digital Scholarship Commons. Connect researchers, grad students, and faculty with the Libraries’ services; ensure alignment and integration of research services with related units at the university. Assist students and faculty using digital scholarship platforms for teaching, learning, research, and publication; work closely with developers to align the Libraries’ digital asset management systems with the University’s scholarly and research objectives and preservation requirements.

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

Developed Information Architecture for the Modernism/modernity Print + platform and worked with Johns Hopkins University Press team to develop the online publication platform (2013-2016). Founding managing editor of Print +; edited & curated all publications at modernismmodernity.org (2016-2018), which won the 2019 “Innovation in Publishing Award” from the Association of American Publishers.

2012-2017: Project Director & Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Victoria Libraries, Electronic Textual Cultures Lab (ETCL), & The Department of English, Victoria, BC

Co-founded and directed two grant-funded projects, OpenModernisms (BCCampus) & The Modernist Versions Project (SSHRC). Liaised between faculty and Digital Scholarship Commons at the libraries while serving as Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of English. Fellow in the Electronic Textual Cultures Laboratory (ETCL). Collaborated with Special Collections & Archives to integrate digital collections and metadata into scholarly projects. Developed and taught undergraduate digital humanities & digital information fluency courses. Produced digital edition of the 1922 Ulysses; edited and wrote Fronts of Modernity: The 20th-Century Collections at the University of Victoria Libraries. Created various Scope and Content descriptions of archival material for Special Collections and Archives.

2010 – 2012: Postdoctoral Fellow & Instructor,
Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS 

Worked on Editing Modernism in Canada editorial team. Taught in the Department of English and worked with Digital Asset Management company to design, including content models, an open publication platform for EMiC. Oversaw digitization of rare Canadian magazines.

2009 – 2010: Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellow
University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK

Taught English literature and writing courses; developed book history courses in the Department of English in the University of Tulsa’s McFarlin Library Special Collections and Archives.

2003-2009: PhD Studies
University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK

2005 – 2007 Editorial Assistant, James Joyce Quarterly
Edited manuscripts for publication. Developed subscription software for JJQ.

2004 – 2009 Project Specialist, Modernist Journals Project

Facilitated 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. Co-applicant, successful NEH grant (2009).  

2001 – 2003: Marketing Manager, Véhicule Press, Montreal, Québec

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


Grants Awarded

  • 2021 Co-Applicant, “Visual Storytelling and Graphic Art in Genocide and Human Rights Education.” Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Partnership Grant. Principle investigators: Drs. Charlotte Schallié and Andrea Webb.
  • 2021 Collaborator, “Past Wrongs, Future Choices” (SSHRC) Partnership Grant. Principle investigator: Dr. Jordan Stanger-Ross.
  • 2020 Co-Applicant, “Crafting Communities: A Series of Victorian Object Lessons and Scholarly Exchanges in COVID Times.” SSHRC Connections Grant. Principal Investigator: Dr. Mary Elizabeth Leighton.
  • 2020 Co-Applicant with Dr. Carolyn Butler-Palmer and Lynda Gammon, “Care. How Do We Cultivate Well-being for Ourselves And Each Other?” Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Institute for Studies in Canadian Art grant.
  • 2020 Collaborator, «Représenter le sexe féminin: images et imaginaires du sexe féminin, 16e -21e s.» SSHRC Connections Grant. Principal Investigator: Dr. Hélène Cazes.
  • 2020 Co-Applicant, «De l'archive aux données : le programme de recherche sur la programmation journalière de la Comédie-Française (17e-19e s.).» SSHRC Connections Grant. Principal Investigator: Dr. Sara Harvey.
  • 2020 Collaborator, “Project Resiliency in the Digital Humanities.” SSHRC Connections Grant. Principal Investigator, Janelle Jenstad.
  • 2019 Collaborator, “The Mary Butts Letters Project.” SSHRC Insight Development Grant. Principal Investigator: Dr. Joel Hawkes.
  • 2019 Collaborator, “Mediterranean Connectivity: Economy, Trade and Commercial Circuits in the Roman West (2nd c. BCE–1st c. CE).” SSHRC Partnership Development Grant. Principal Investigator: Dr. Alejandro Sinner.
  • 2019 Collaborator, “Narrative Art and Visual Storytelling in Holocaust and Human Rights Education.” SSHRC Partnership Development Grant. Principal Investigator: Dr. Charlotte Schallié.
  • 2018 Collaborator, «Archives, technologies et savoirs autour de la vie théâtrale: le programme des registres de la Comédie-Française (1680-1793.» SSHRC Partnership Development Grant. Principal Investigator: Dr. Sara Harvey.
  • 2018 Collaborator, “Visual Storytelling Colloquium and Workshop at Ravensbrück Memorial.” SSHRC Connections Grant. Principal Investigator: Dr. Charlotte Schallié.
  • 2018 Campus Sustainability Grant ($1000) for bicycle locks at UVic Libraries.
  • 2017 Collaborator, SSHRC Insight Development Grant. Principal Investigator: Dr. Alison Chapman.
  • 2016 Participant, “Victorian Periodical Poetry: Ephemera, Culture, Forms.” SSHRC Connections Grant. “Digital Pedagogy Network.” Principal Investigators: Dr. Michelle Levy, Dr. Collette Colligan, and Lisa Goddard.
  • 2015 Co-Applicant with Dr. Stephen Ross, “Open Modernisms Anthology Builder.” BCcampus BC Open Textbook Project Grant.
  • 2012 Co-Applicant with Dr. Stephen Ross et al., “The Modernist Versions Project.” SSHRC Partnership Development Grant.
  • 2009 Co-Applicant, “The Modernist Journals Project: The Crisis, The Egoist, The Little Review, Others.” National Endowment for the Humanities Grant. Principal Investigator: Bob Scholes.


  • 2023  Winner. Two Professional & Scholarly Excellence (PROSE) awards from the Association of American Publishers in both the “Non-Fiction Graphic Novels” and “Biography & Autobiography” categories. Part of editorial team for But I Live: Three Stories of Child Survivors of the Holocaust (New Jewish Press). 
  • 2019 Winner. Professional & Scholarly Excellence (PROSE) award from the Association of American Publishers in the category of “Innovation in Publishing.” Part of design and editorial team for Modernism/modernity Print + platform at Johns Hopkins University Press (JHUP).
  • 2008 Recipient, “Bellwether Dissertation Fellowship,” The University of Tulsa
  • 2007 Winner, “Excellence in Teaching Award,” The University of Tulsa
  • 2004 Recipient, “Distinguished Ph.D. Chapman Award,” The University of Tulsa
  • 1997 Recipient, W. B. Yeats International Summer School Scholarship


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.

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

Edited Collections 

  • 2019 Huculak, J. M. (Ed.) “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      Modernist Archives Publishing Project (MAPP) 
  • 2019-2022 Canadian Society for Digital Humanities (CSDH) 
  • 2017      Project Muse, Johns Hopkins University Press 
  • 2010      Modernist Networks 
  • 2008-2014 Advisor to the Executive Board & Webmaster, Modernist Studies Association 


Committee Work

  • 2022- Chair of the Academic Writing Requirement Operational Group
  • 2022 SSHRC Adjudication Committee Aid to Scholarly Journals Member
  • 2022 Keeping it Real Conference Organizing Committee
  • 2022 Research Advisory Committee, UVic Office of Research & Innovation
  • 2022 University Librarian Reappointment Committee
  • 2022 Coming out of COVID Audio Research Project in the Libraries
  • 2022 Transforming Leadership Committee with Office of the President & Humanities
  • 2021- Digital Research Alliance of Canada Humanities & Socials Sciences   Committee
  • 2021- Peter and Ana Lowens Student Fellowship Committee
  • 2021 Faculty Association Librarians’ Committee Elected Member
  • 2021 Chair & Organizer, Keeping it REAL Conference
  • 2021- Member, Digital Collections Advisory Group
  • 2021 Endings Project Symposium organizing team
  • 2021 Conference organizer, Canadian Society for Digital Humanities (CSDH)
  • 2021 Chair, Academic & Technical Writing Program Task Group
  • 2021 Chair, Hiring Committee, Health Services Librarian
  • 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 UVic Emergency Operations Committee (EOC)
  • 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
  • 2019-2022 Chair of Digital Information Fluency Committee, UVic Libraries
  • 2018 Libraries’ Research and Instruction Group (LRIG), UVic Libraries
  • 2018-21 Web Archiving Working Group (WAWG), 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


  • 2022 Referee, The British Academy, Academy Research Projects
  • 2022 Explore UVic Libraries Volunteer for Humanities
  • 2022 Chair, Masters & PhD defenses, UVic Graduate Studies
  • 2022 New Faculty Library Orientation Presenter
  • 2022 New Student Library Orientation Volunteer
  • 2022 LTSI Let’s Talk About Teaching: SDGs in the Classroom
  • 2022 Out of Ireland 1922 Ulysses Podcast Series
  • 2022 Narrative Art Archive-It Collection
  • 2021 Facilitator, Beck Lecture: Sjón in conversation with Dr. Peter Stenberg
  • 2021 Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon for UVic Libraries & the ETCL
  • 2021 Department of History Wikipedia-Edit-a-Thon with Dr. Jordan Stanger Ross
  • 2021 Peer Reviewer, Tenure File, Grinnell College
  • 2020- Volunteer, Thesis Boot Camp, UVic Libraries
  • 2020 Co-Organizer of Endangered Data Week web preservation activities
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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- Founder & Organizer of Graduate Student Mixer at UVic Libraries
  • 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
  • 2017– 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
  • 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)


Invited Talks

  • 2023 “Imagined Archives: Transatlantic Conversations about the Read Collections,” University of Leeds (Zoom), Leeds, UK.
  • 2022 “International Collaboration on Grants Projects,” American Library Association International Relations Roundtable. Webinar.
  • 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.
  • 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

  • 2022 “Wikipedia for Research Profiles,” UVic Office of Research and Innovation, Canada.
  • 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 “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.
  • 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

  • 2022 “Against Modernist Seriality,” Modernist Studies Association, Portland, OR.
  • 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.

Podcast Episodes 


Workshops Created and Taught

  • 2023  RDM for Humanists. Co-taught with Shahira Khair as part of the Digital Research Alliance of Canada HSS Winter series  
  • 2020- Introduction to Citation & Research Management with Zotero
  • 2020- Advanced Research Management with Zotero
  • 2020 Introduction to Accessibility and Wikimedia Commons. Co-taught with Silvia Gutiérrez De la Torre.
  • 2020 Introduction to Photoshop 2020 Introduction to Inkscape
  • 2019 Choosing the Right Journal. Co-taught with Shahira Khair
  • 2019 Introduction to Adobe InDesign
  • 2019 Introduction to Wikidata. Co-taught with Dean Seeman
  • 2019- Introduction to Metadata. Co-taught with Dean Seeman
  • 2019 Introduction to TEI (with the HCMC)
  • 2017 Distinguish Yourself with ORCID. Co-taught 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
  • 2018 Introduction to Flickr for Scholarship
  • 2018- Introduction to Omeka
  • 2018- Personal Websites with WordPress. Co-taught with Rich McCue
  • 2018- Rich Narratives with Omeka S
  • 2017- Introduction to Wikipedia. Co-taught with Michael Radmacher.

Undergraduate Teaching & Supervision

  • 2022  Humanities 180 Practicum Supervisor, University of Victoria 
  • 2020  Humanities 295 Practicum 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, & Service

  • 2021 PhD Dissertation Examining Committee for Stephanie Lahey. “Offcut Zone Parchment in Manuscript Codices from Later Medieval England.”
  • 2020 Graduate Student Practicum Supervisor, Anthony Auchterlonie (with Dr. Helga Thorson), Germanic and Slavic Studies Department, University of Victoria
  • 2020 Masters Committee, Lauren Elle DeGaine, Department of English, University of Victoria
  • 2018 Masters 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 Masters Committee, Dancy Mason, Dalhousie University

Master Classes Taught

  • 2012 English 561: Co-taught the Digital Ulysses Master class with Hans Walter Gabler and Stephen Ross, Department of English, University of Victoria

Co-Teaching at the Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI)

  • 2017 Understanding the Predigital Book: Technologies of Inscription
  • 2016 Building a Digital Edition Using WordPress and Omeka (DHSI During the Year)
  • 2016 Understanding the Predigital Book
  • 2015 Understanding the Predigital Book: A History of Inscription Technology
  • 2014 Digital Humanities Certificate Instructor and Supervisor
  • 2013 Versioning and Collation in the Digital Environment
  • 2012 Building Digital Editions


  • 2022 Library & Information Sector Leader Development (LLEAD)
  • 2021 LT64: Build Teams that Flourish (UVIC)
  • 2021 MP51: Performance and Development Conversations (UVIC)
  • 2021 MP52: Labour Relations Best Practices for Supervisors (UVIC)
  • 2021 MP54: Moment of Choice Coaching (UVIC)
  • 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 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
  • 1998 Diplôme, l’Université de Droit, d’Economie et des Sciences d’Aix-Marseille/French language and culture diploma in Aix-en-Provence, France


  • 2021 Local Stories of the Holocaust with Dr. Helga Thorson https://lib.uvic.ca/stories/
    Trained students for classroom-led collaboration with community, Germanic & Slavic Studies, and UVic Libraries.
  • 2021- Victoria Digital Holocaust Collections https://lib.uvic.ca/histories/
    Collaborating with History, German & Slavic Studies, and local community to create a fully digital scholarly resource of local Holocaust histories.
  • 2016-18 Modernism/modernity Print + Platform http://modernismmodernity.org
    Winner of the “Innovation in Publishing Award,” Association of American Publishers. Managing Editor and Project Manager. Implemented a Drupal-based, open-access, peer-reviewed, online journal to accompany print version.
  • 2016 Victoria to Vimy: The First World War Collections at the University of Victoria http://exhibits.library.uvic.ca/spotlight/wwi
    Designer and team member working with Special Collections and Archives to create public-facing exhibit surfacing rare material held at UVic
  • 2016 From Paris to Victoria: The Gisèle Freund Photographs of James Joyce http://exhibits.library.uvic.ca/spotlight/from-paris-to-victoria
    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) http://openmods.uvic.ca
    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, http://mvp.uvic.ca
    Co-Founder & Co-Director. 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, http://newage.omeka.net/exhibits/show/newage
    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, http://modernistcommons.ca/
    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, http://modjourn.org
    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).


  • 2020 “Field Notes,” The Ampersand, University of Victoria Libraries
  • 2020 “In Conversation with Digital Scholarship Librarian Matt Huculak,” The Ampersand, University of Victoria Libraries
  • 2019 “UVic Ideafest: Modern libraries bridge history,” Times Colonist, 8 March 2019.
  • 2018 “Endangered Data Week at the University of Victoria,” Digital Library Federation, CLIR.
  • 2017 “Wikipedia exercise immerses French students in real-world learning,” UVic Humanities. 27 November 2017.
  • 2017 “Official unveiling of Victoria to Vimy virtual exhibit,” UVic News, 27 March 2017.
  • 2016 “UVic’s Library a Treasure Trove of Modern Work,” Times Colonist, 2 October 2016.
  • 2016 “Cultivating open pedagogy through book builders,” BCcampus, 22 March 2016.
  • 2015 “Celebrating 150 Years of Yeats.” Times Colonist, 18 October 2015.
  • 2013 “University of Victoria’s Rare Find Celebrates James Joyce,” Times Colonist, 16 June 2013.
  • 2013 “UVic celebrates Ulysses discovery for Bloomsday,” UVic News, 13 June 2013.
  • 2012 Amos, R. (2012). “Bloomsday in Victoria,” 15–16 June 2013. James Joyce Quarterly, 49(2), 226–230. https://doi.org/10.1353/jjq.2012.0021 


  • 2019-2021 University of Victoria Childcare Services Advisory Board
  • 2012– Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI)
  • 2014–2016 Social media and web design for the Greater Victoria Cycling Coalition
  • 2010 Web design for Montreal International Poetry Prize
  • 1988–1992 Guide Dogs for the Blind Puppy Raiser 


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