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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

Over the Moon and Down to Earth: Scholars’ Lab versions of space

Something about space has gone to our heads here in the Scholars’ Lab.  Any day, I expect to come out of a trance to find I’ve been wearing a motion capture suit while I geo-referenced an historic map, programmed an arduino, flew a drone, and printed a replica of an artifact from an ancient burial…. Continue reading “Over the Moon and Down to Earth: Scholars’ Lab versions of space”.

Why Study Popular Culture? Why Study the Kardashians?

“When I got my first television set, I stopped caring so much about having close relationships.” — Andy Warhol  “In the future, everybody will be world famous for fifteen minutes,” is without a doubt Andy Warhol’s most famous quote. Eerily predictive of the twenty-first century’s stars who are famous for “being famous,” this quote encapsulates…. Continue reading “Why Study Popular Culture? Why Study the Kardashians?”.

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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
January 24, 2017–March 16, 2017
All Day
Research Data Services Spring Workshops
Brown Library, Rm. 133, Clark Hall, Charlottesville VA
February 1, 2017–March 29, 2017
All Day
GIS Spring Workshops
Alderman Library, Room 421, Charlottesville
February 24, 2017
10:00 am–4:00 pm
African Studies Colloquium Series: Angel Nieves & Henry Lovejoy
Alderman Library, Room 421, Charlottesville
March 16, 2017
All Day
DH Workshop: Introduction to the Hathi Trust Research Center
TBA, Charlottesville VA
See all our events.