J. Matthew Huculak is Digital Scholarship Librarian at the University of Victoria and former Managing Editor of the Modernism/modernity Print Plus platform. Huculak is former Project Manager for the Modernist Journals Project, Co-Founder and Director of the Modernist Versions Project, and Co-Founder of OpenModernisms. He is technical advistor to ModNets and a Board Member of Project Muse.
J. Matthew Huculak
The past twenty years, along with the promises and perils of the digital turn, have seen a robust engagement with the modernist archive. One can map nearly point for point the rise of the New Modernist Studies and the Modernist Studies Association with the rise of digital resources that have reenergized the field: the Modernist Journals Project (1997), the Modernist Magazines Project (2006), the Blue Mountain Project (2012), the Modernist Versions Project (2012), ModNets (2013), and the Modernist Archives Publishing Project (2013), among others, have all contributed to the “expansive” forces enlarging the universe of material modernity.
This blog concerns itself with the messy, multidisciplinary spaces of the archives—both real and imagined. It brings together everyone involved in the creation of archives to discuss how these spaces shape, have shaped, and will shape the study of modernism.