Welcome to the University of Victoria's Omeka-S exhibition platform. This library-managed resource provides faculty and students a way to tell stories around library collections for a  wider community beyond the classroom--it's experiential learning at its best. 

Those involved with this type of public scholarship and engagement learn the following skills: 

  • Digital preservation
  • Metadata standards for description
  • Object biography
  • Image editing
  • Collaborative writing
  • Storytelling & narrative frameworks

Digital Exhibits offer a way for faculty to offer hands-on learning in the library as well as offer students skillsets beyond traditional disciplinary boundaries. Exhibit building tends to be a collaborative enterprise, so the process also teaches cooperation, project management skills, and digital curation abilities. 

Omeka S is a powerful way for you to connect with objects, the community of practice, as well as the wider public. Welcome!

Featured Exhibits

Bauhaus, Design, and the Livable Anthropocene

An exhibition and Colloquium celebrating the 102nd year of the Bauhaus School

Decadent Desire and Queer Victorians: A Digital Exhibit

An exhibit analyzing Vernon Lee's "Prince Alberic and the Snake Lady" (1896) and its context in *The Yellow Book*.

DHSI 2020 Conference and Colloquium Virtual Poster/Demo Session

An online exhibit for the DHSI 2020 Conference & Colloquium virtual poster/demo session, featuring the work of this year's participants

DHSI 2021 – Conference & Colloquium Poster and Digital Demonstration Exhibit

An online poster and digital demonstration exhibit presented as part of DHSI 2021 – Online Edition Conference and Colloquium. Created by co-chairs Caroline Winter and Arun Jacob.

Isa Craig

A description is coming soon

Long Ago

Sonja Pinto

Omeka Tutorial

A tutorial for using Omeka S

Seeing Things in Jane Eyre: A UVic Honours English Exhibit

An exhibit created in February, 2022 by ENGL 310 Honours seminar students with Dr. Mary Elizabeth Leighton

Stories of the Holocaust: Local Memory and Transmission

The course website for GMST 410 x 585, Holocaust and Memory Studies taught by Dr. Helga Thorson in the Spring of 2021

Teaching About the Holocaust (GMST 583/GMST410)

A site created by the German and Slavic Studies Department class GMST 583/GMST410 during the Winter 2019 term.

Victorian Things

A Crafting Communities Virtual Exhibition

Visualizing the Vikings and their Gods

Online exhibit supporting the in-Library exhibit of reproductions of important sources of Viking imagery, in conjunction with the annual Medieval Conference at the University of Victoria.