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At the University of Virginia Library Scholars’ Lab, advanced students and researchers across the disciplines partner on digital projects and benefit from expert consultation and teaching. Our highly-trained faculty and staff focus on the digital humanities, geospatial information, and scholarly making and building at the intersection of the digital and physical worlds.

Project Incubation

We develop open source software and open access content, in collaboration with UVa faculty and grads, and fellow librarians. We're committed to collaborative work, publicly shared.

See some of our R&D projects.

Graduate Training

We support emerging scholar-practitioners through Graduate Fellowships in Digital Humanities and UVa Library's innovative Praxis Program.

Learn more about our fellowships.

Experimental Humanities

Desktop fabrication, physical computing, and augmented reality: we cultivate spaces for tinkering, experimentation, and scholarly engagement with new technologies.

Visit our new Makerspace.

Geospatial Scholarship

We specialize in spatial analysis across the disciplines, providing University-wide training, classroom and software support, and consultation on GIS and the creation and use of maps.

Get help with GIS and spatial data.

Latest Blog Posts

Minard + Napoleon + Neatline

[Cross-posted from] Open the Exhibit Yesterday I made the hop across the country to Boston for the NEH Workshop on Digital Methods for Military History at Northeastern University, where I’ll be giving a couple of workshops about Neatline and soaking up lots of interesting new projects from old friends and new friends alike. Beautiful…. Continue reading “Minard + Napoleon + Neatline”.

Bonjour! Je m’appelle Julia.

Bonjour, Laboratoire des Savants! Hello! I’m Julia, one of the new Makerspace student consultants. When I’m not being a smiling face at the SLab desk, I am a first year M.A.-Ph.D. student in French. I am brand-new to Charlottesville and to UVa, and so far I’m loving everything, particularly this miniature Tour Eiffel, which was…. Continue reading “Bonjour! Je m’appelle Julia.”.

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Community Events

We host a popular lecture series, highlight graduate student and faculty research, and offer hands-on workshops that enhance teaching and research.

Date/Time Event
October 20, 2014
10:00 am–11:30 am
DH Speaker Series: Kari Kraus on Humanistic Design
Alderman Library, Room 421, Charlottesville
October 22, 2014
11:00 am–12:00 pm
Makerspace Workshop: Making Your First 3D Model
Alderman Library, Room 421, Charlottesville
October 22, 2014
2:00 pm–4:00 pm
Makerspace Open House
Makerspace, Scholars’ Lab Common Room, Charlottesville
November 5, 2014
11:00 am–12:00 pm
Makerspace Workshop: Intro to 3D Modeling & Printing
Alderman Library, Room 421, Charlottesville
November 17, 2014
11:00 am–12:00 pm
Introduction to Neatline
Alderman Library, Room 421, Charlottesville
See all our events.