Current Projects

The Confluence of Religious Cultures in Medieval Spanish Historiography

The Confluence of Religious Cultures project brings Digital Humanities tools to study the intersections of Jewish, Christian, and Muslim biblical interpretation in Medieval Spain. Our interdisciplinary team of literary scholars, linguists, and digital media experts from Canada, the United States, and Spain are creating the first scholarly edition and study of one of the first and most important works of Spanish history: the General Estoria, the largest universal history written in Medieval Europe. The General Estoria was revolutionary in the age of Latin literacy in that it made available for readers of the vernacular a history of human experience beginning with Adam and Eve and ending with the reign of renowned patron of the arts and sciences, king Alfonso X of Castile (r. 1252-1284).


Disruptive Technologies and Negative Heritage (DTNH)

Disruptive Technologies and Negative Heritage is a new research project examining the societal and economic impact of digital methods for the conservation of heritage sites of trauma and conflict that generate negative memory in the collective consciousness. The project is currently in development with a pilot project evaluating the case study of the 3-D printed Triumphal Arch of Palmyra. DTNH is a study undertaken in collaboration with Lynn Meskell (Stanford University).


Poetry Okanagan Sound Archive (POSA)

The Poetry Okanagan Sound Archive (POSA), currently under development, is a sound archive that will house the works of Western Canadian poets, including Daphne Marlatt, bill bisset and others. The archive, complete with scholarly apparatus, will serve as a rich resource for poetry and sound scholars, students, and members of the public who wish to explore the life of poetry, not only on the page but off. PI: Karis Shearer (UBCO)

Former Projects

The Victorian Review

The Victorian Review's digital dissemination team was based out of UBCO from 2012 to 2015. Victorian Review: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Victorian Studies publishes research articles on all aspects of Victorian literature, history, science, arts, and culture. The journal, which began publication in 1972, is published twice annually. twitter: @victorianreview

Implementing New Knowledge Environments

INKE is an interdisciplinary initiative spawned in the methodological commons of the digital humanities that seeks to understand the future of reading through reading’s past and to explore the future of the book from the perspective of its history. The Humanities Data Lab houses, in part, INKE’s Modeling and Prototyping team’s Social Edition of the Devonshire Manuscript, an experiment in iterative publication and the social edition. PI: Raymond Siemens (Victoria). Collaborators: Jon Bath (Saskatchewan), Jon Saklofske (Acadia), Constance Crompton (UBCO), Jentery Sayers (Victoria), Susan Brown (Guelph), Bill Bowen (Toronto),  Stephen Ross (Victoria). twitter: @INKEproject

Kelowna Tech History

Kelowna Tech History is a research-creation project that investigates Kelowna's engagement with technology from 1910 to 2015. The project combines archival research and digital storytelling. A public history project, our work will be shared through a physical exhibit and a persistent digital exhibit online.

Lesbian and Gay Liberation in Canada

The LGLC project reconfigures Donald McLeod’s remarkable monograph, Lesbian and Gay Liberation In Canada: A Selected Annotated Chronology, 1964-1981 as a TEI-encoded resource and graph database. The text consists of event records spanning from the founding of the first homophile associations in Canada through to the start of the AIDS crisis. Organized by date and then by location, each entry neatly summarizes a moment in history, followed by a bibliography of sources and includes three appendices listing lesbian and gay organizations, periodicals, bars, and clubs. The LGLC project extends the book’s codex form in order to data mine and represent queer history spatially and temporally. The project not only makes a much-neglected part of Canadian history available for mainstream scholarly use, it also provides a foundation for modeling identity and representing time in TEI. Co-Directors: Constance Crompton (UBCO) and Michelle Schwartz (Ryerson). Collaborators: Donald McLeod (Toronto), Susan Brown (Guelph), Elise Chenier (Simon Fraser). Visit the beta site at


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