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

A Romanian Jewish Family

Julia Herzog's PhD site

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.