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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

ISAM 2017 – Libraries are for making

I recently participated in the International Symposium of Academic Makerspaces. I presented a paper, co-authored by Jennifer Grayburn (formerly a Makerspace Technologist, and now at Temple University’s Digital Scholarship Center). I present here the slides and talking notes of the 7 minute presentation, and a link to the full paper [Link to PDF]. Good morning,…. Continue reading “ISAM 2017 – Libraries are for making”.

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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 24, 2017
3:00 pm–4:00 pm
GIS Workshop: Easy Demographics
Alderman Library, Room 421, Charlottesville
October 31, 2017
3:00 pm–4:00 pm
GIS Workshop: Introduction to ArcGIS Online
Alderman Library, Room 421, Charlottesville
November 1, 2017
All Day
2018-19 Digital Humanities Fellowship Application Deadline
November 2, 2017
1:00 pm–5:00 pm
Mapathon for Puerto Rico Disaster Relief
Scholars’ Lab Common Room, Charlottesville Virginia
November 3, 2017
9:30 am–4:00 pm
Scholars' Lab Fall Symposium: Story Circuits: Creating & Recovering Embodied Memory
Alderman Library, Room 421, Charlottesville
See all our events.