About Iter Community

Iter Community facilitates and supports communication, collaboration, and digital project creation for research communities of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. It is a social knowledge creation environment, providing a space for users to connect with others in the field, to create and host a digital humanities project, to develop a research community, and to collaborate on intellectual endeavours.

While digital scholarship proliferates, output and interaction often occurs in isolation. Identifying and building a team, launching a digital humanities project, and sustaining a community of practice can be a challenge. Iter Community connects emerging academics, established scholars, alt-ac practitioners, and the public over shared research interests and diverse skill sets. We help scholars build and maintain research communities and provide the necessary infrastructure for digital humanities projects.

The features of Iter Community include but are not limited to:

Conference resources

  • print and video proceedings
  • a calendar of events
  • CFPs

Connection tools

  • discussion groups
  • member directory
  • member linking and team creation
  • social sharing


  • field-specific news
  • publication announcements

Other research facilitation resources

  • wiki knowledge database
  • access to Iter Bibliography
  • personal archive space
  • file sharing

Project hosting

  • critical editions
  • knowledgebases
  • databases
  • e-books
  • other digital forms
  • on various platforms including CommentPress, Drupal, Git (HTML/CSS), Scalar, and WordPress.

Iter Community is being developed by The Electronic Textual Cultures Lab (University of Victoria) in partnership with Iter (University of Toronto). We are building this environment on top of our own open source infrastructure for digital humanities applications, with the core platform a specialized custom version of Commons-in-a-Box. Iter Community is proudly hosted by the University of Toronto Scarborough.

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