The Electronic Textual Cultures Lab (ETCL) is a humanities lab based in the Digital Scholarship Commons at the University of Victoria Libraries. The ETCL is a hub for digital humanities activities across the UVic campus, from coast-to-coast, and around the world.

With a mandate including research, teaching, and service activities, the 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 2004). ETCL members work closely with research centres, libraries, academic departments, and projects locally, regionally, and internationally. Through a series of highly collaborative relationships, the ETCL’s international community comprises over 600 researchers.

The ETCL is coordinated by the Canadian Social Knowledge Institute at UVic.

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.

To learn more about us, please feel free to check out our:

Values, Team and Research, Training and Service.