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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, 3D data collection, and scholarly making 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

Sounding Scholarship: A Workshop on Making Your Research Sing

Hello! My name is Emily and I’m part of the 2018-19 Praxis cohort. This month, we’ve been thinking about pedagogy and specifically about how to translate our research interests into teachable workshops. If (fellow Praxis member) Catherine’s workshop is secretly about metaphysics, mine might be secretly about sound studies. The workshop revolves around the central…. Continue reading “Sounding Scholarship: A Workshop on Making Your Research Sing”.

Starting off on the Right Foot (Part One)

This post is the first in a series that contextualizes my current project, Digital Skriker, within a larger tradition of studying and archiving stage movement. My project explores both the theoretical cruxes and archival possibilities enabled by robust and increasingly accessible motion capture and virtual reality technologies using Caryl Churchill’s play, The Skriker (1994) as…. Continue reading “Starting off on the Right Foot (Part One)”.

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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
November 16, 2018
11:30 am–12:30 pm
Cartographers Still Exist, with Riley D. Champine
Alderman Library, Room 421, Charlottesville
November 19, 2018
1:00 pm–2:00 pm
Code Workshop: Take Control of Your Project Files with Version Control - Git
Alderman Library, Room 421, Charlottesville
December 3, 2018
1:00 pm–2:00 pm
Code Workshop: Build a Website for Beginners – The Very Basics of HTML and CSS
Alderman Library, Room 423, Charlottesville VA
See all our events.