I work in the overlapping areas of digital scholarship/humanities, libraries & special collections, archives, teaching, and literature.

Full CVHuculak CV (PDF)


MLIS: San Jose State University, 2016
PhD:  University of Tulsa, 2009
MA:   McGill University, 2002
BA:    University of California, Davis, 1997

Recent Employment History

2015-2017    Postdoctoral Fellow, Digital Scholarship, The University of Victoria Libraries
2012-15        Limited Term Assistant Professor & Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of English, The University of Victoria

Recent Awards & Grants

2015    BCcampus Open Textbook Project Grant for OpenModernisms ($15,000)
2012    Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Partnership Development Grant for the Modernist Versions Project ($200,000.00)

Recent Offices & Editorships

2017                Organizing Committee, The Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing (
2016-               Managing Editor, Modernism/modernity, Print Plus platform
2015-               Board Member and Project Manager, Open Modernisms Project
2015-               Director, The Modernist Versions Project
2010-               Board Member, Modernist Networks

Recent Digital Projects

2016    Project Manager & Managing Editor, Modernism/modernity Print Plus Platform
The 20th century saw massive changes in media ecologies, particularly in the areas of recorded sounds and images. Yet, large academic print publishing venues have been slow to adopt technologies to allow scholars to publish in peer-reviewed, multimedia environments. I worked with Johns Hopkins University Press, Journals Division (JHUP) and editors of Modernism/modernity to design and implement an open online publishing platform for 20th-century digital scholarship.

2015    Co-Founder & Project Manager, OpenModernisms Coursepack Builder
I co-wrote and was awarded a grant by BCcampus Open Textbook Project to direct and develop an online anthology builder for out-of-copyright texts for classroom use. The platform allows users to upload, build, and download bespoke anthologies at no cost under a CC-BY license. The software has been adopted by another open textbook project called OpenRoms.

2012-   Co-Founder & Director, Modernist Versions Project
A site dedicated to the production of open critical digital editions of modernist texts existing in multiple witnesses. Personally digitizing and collating James Joyce’s Ulysses. Partnered with NINES, EMiC, Islandora, and ETCL for $2 million dollars in support. Grant funded by SSHRC.

 Recent Publications

Refereed Chapters and Articles

  1. Huculak, J. Matthew and Hélène Cazes. “The Predigital Book.” Doing Digital Humanities. New York: Routledge, 2016, Print. 2016.
  2. Reading Forensically: Modernist Paper, Newfoundland, and Transatlantic Materiality.” The Journal of Modern Periodical Studies 6.2 (2016): 161–190. Web.

White papers and Library Reports 

2016     “Report for the University of Victoria Libraries on Fedora Commons-Based DAMS: Building Collaborative Scholarship Environments, A Test Case.”
Huculak, J. Matthew; Justice, Braydon

2012    “A Survey of Current Collation Tools for The Modernist Versions Project.” Victoria, BC: The University of Victoria, 2012. Print. [59 pages]

Recent Teaching

Digital Humanities

2016:   “The Pre-Digital Book.” Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI), The University of Victoria, British Columbia
2015    “Introduction to Digital Humanities.” The University of Victoria, British Columbia
2015    “The Pre-Digital Book.” Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI), The University of Victoria, British Columbia

Department of English

  • Introduction to Digital Humanities
  • James Joyce’s Ulysses


English & French (Diplôme, Université de Droit, d’Economie et des Sciences d’Aix-Marseille).