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

A Fox… Among Others

The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing. Greetings! I am Swati Chawla, a second year PhD student at the department of history. The question, “Can the masters’ tools dismantle the masters’ house?” posed at a dhpoco talk last year resonated with my work on Tibetan exile in India, and was the reason I applied for the Praxis…. Continue reading “A Fox… Among Others”.

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 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
September 25, 2014
2:00 pm–3:00 pm
GIS Workshop: Georeferencing – Putting Old Maps and Aerial Photos on Your Map
Alderman Library, Room 421, Charlottesville
September 29, 2014
11:00 am–12:00 pm
Introduction to Neatline
Alderman Library, Room 421, Charlottesville
October 2, 2014
2:00 pm–3:00 pm
GIS Workshop: Taking Control of Your Spatial Data -- Editing in ArcGIS
Alderman Library, Room 421, Charlottesville
See all our events.