Collaborate → Iterate → Discuss

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

Let’s Play

Hi. I’m Andrew Ferguson. Three years ago, while fighting my way through English Lit exam lists full of doorstop novels and deep-end theory, I decompressed with a hobby that seemed as far from literary scholarship as could be: watching other people play videogames online, in archived or livestreamed forms called Let’s Plays, or LPs. And,…. Continue reading “Let’s Play”.

The Digital Sea of Exchange

Greetings! My name is Jennifer Grayburn and I’m a sixth-year PhD Candidate in the History of Art and Architecture Department at the University of Virginia. My research focuses on medieval Northern architecture and its intersection with Old Icelandic texts. Using cultural memory theory and sea-basin frameworks, my dissertation explores the spread of architectural ideas, especially…. Continue reading “The Digital Sea of Exchange”.

See all our posts.

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
September 17, 2014
11:00 am–12:00 pm
Makerspace Workshop: Intro to 3D Modeling & Printing
Alderman Library, Room 421, Charlottesville
September 18, 2014
2:00 pm–3:00 pm
GIS Workshop: Points on Your Map—Street Addresses and More Spatial Things
Alderman Library, Room 421, Charlottesville
September 22, 2014
11:00 am–12:00 pm
Introduction to Omeka
Alderman Library, Room 421, Charlottesville
September 24, 2014
11:00 am–12:00 pm
Makerspace Workshop: Intro to Wearables and Soft Circuits
Alderman Library, Room 421, Charlottesville
September 24, 2014
2:00 pm–4:00 pm
Makerspace Open House
Makerspace, Scholars’ Lab Common Room, Charlottesville
See all our events.