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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

Preserving, Reconstructing, & Teaching in 3D

The destruction of historic monuments has been a frequent topic in the news lately due to the Syrian and ISIS conflicts. The destruction of historic mosques and, most recently, the Temple of Baal in Palmyra have sent shockwaves through the international community. The public outcry for cultural casualties has been so overwhelming that it has prompted backlash and criticism questioning the value of…. Continue reading “Preserving, Reconstructing, & Teaching in 3D”.

Time and Praxis: 2015-2016

Time is a massive concept. If you were asked to think about it – how it works, feels, changes, what it looks like, how people go about talking about it, or representing it – where would you start? As a person interested and invested in critical theory, my initial reflex would be to go to philosophers,…. Continue reading “Time and Praxis: 2015-2016”.

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
October 7, 2015
1:00 pm–2:30 pm
Makerspace Workshop: Intro to 3D Printing
Alderman Library, Room 421, Charlottesville
October 8, 2015
3:00 pm–4:00 pm
UVa Library GIS Workshop: Collecting Your Own Spatial Data
Alderman Library, Room 421, Charlottesville
October 14, 2015
1:00 pm–2:30 pm
Makerspace Workshop: Advanced 3D Printing Techniques
Alderman Library, Room 421, Charlottesville
October 21, 2015
1:00 pm–2:30 pm
Makerspace Workshop: Introduction to Photogrammetry
Alderman Library, Room 421, Charlottesville
October 28, 2015
12:30 pm–2:00 pm
Makerspace Workshop: Working with Arduino I
Alderman Library, Room 421, Charlottesville
See all our events.