Digital Humanities Support

The Public Humanities Hub is very interested in fostering and supporting digital humanities scholarship at UBC. Please see below for the current ways to get involved, to learn new DH skills, to collaborate on digital projects, and find university support for your DH work.

Digital Humanities Advising and Consultations

Online and in-person consultations about DH projects or interests are available for Arts faculty and graduate students at UBC-Vancouver.

Some examples of support we have provided are

  • UBC WordPress tutorials & technical support
  • Conference Website Templates
  • Connecting researchers with similar DH projects & practitioners at UBC
  • Directing researchers to relevant technical workshops, software, and experts at UBC

Please fill out the intake form (linked below) to get in touch.




Researchers interested in applying to SSHRC and other funding sources should contact Support Programs to Advance Research Capacity (SPARC), which gives faculty members a competitive advantage by supporting funding proposals with strategic professional services and resources. Click here to learn more about their SSHRC program supports.

Large Non-UBC Grants
UBC Grants
  • The Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund: Small TLEF Innovation projects can request up to $50,000 over the life of the project (up to 3 years), while Large TLEF Transformation Projects can request up to $200,000 over the life of the project (up to 2 years).
  • The UBC Scholarly Publication Fund assists UBC faculty members with the costs of scholarly publication. Up to $5,000 is available for direct subvention support, and up to $2,000 is available for other publication costs.
  • The UBC Open Access Fund for Humanities and Social Sciences Research awards a maximum of $4,000 to assist UBC faculty members who wish to publish in Open Access books and journals and who are required to pay associated fees, sometimes known as article processing charges (APCs)
    • For projects that seek alternative Open Access distribution (websites, etc.), apply for the UBC Scholarly Publication Fund and specify how your work is peer reviewed.
  • The Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology offers funding for those at UBC Vancouver developing Open Educational Resources.
    • OER Implementation Grants offer UBCV faculty $25,000 over the life of the project which can run for a full academic year with the possibility of extending projects for up to six months.
    • OER Rapid Innovation Grants are open to all members of the UBCV community, including faculty, students and staff, and can request up to $2,000 per grant.
Other Funding
  • The Provincial Government and the BC Arts Council also have Grant Programs, including the Arts Impact Grant that awards up to $30,000 for eligible initiatives.

Join the DH Research Network

The Digital Humanities Research Network provides Humanities researchers with the opportunity to establish communities of practice, receive funding for speakers, and to be informed on upcoming DH events. If you have ideas to propose to the Hub, please contact the Hub’s Manager, Heather Tam.

COLLABORATION: A Digital Humanities Conference

October 28-31, 2020 | Our conference theme was “Collaboration.” Collaborations of one kind or another are at the heart of most digital humanities projects: collaborations between researchers, between disciplines, between institutions, or between creators and users. The conference was designed to showcase DH research and infrastructure at UBC and beyond, to discuss the various types of collaboration made possible via the digital humanities, and to explore potential collaborations with colleagues at other universities in Canada and abroad.

View the conference site for more information. Recorded sessions are available for viewing in the embedded Youtube playlist below.