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

Starter kit for considering a DH dissertation

Cross-posted on the Modern Languages Association (MLA) Committee on Info Tech blog. Successful non-traditional dissertations include a comic book (Nick Sousanis), a hip-hop album (A.D. Carson), code and design without written chapters (me), and the use of digital formats and methods such as a Tumblog counter-narrative (Jade E. Davis) or topic modeling (Lisa Rhody). Are…. Continue reading “Starter kit for considering a DH dissertation”.

Transcription Is Complicated

In a recent PMLA issue on digital methods, Johanna Drucker concludes her article “Why Distant Reading Isn’t” by claiming that distant reading’s literalness makes it the closest form of reading imaginable. What distant reading lacks is distance. That distance is critical; it is the space between the literal text and the virtual text, between the…. Continue reading “Transcription Is Complicated”.

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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
March 19, 2018
10:00 am–11:30 am
Scholars' Lab Open Office Hours
Scholars’ Lab Common Room, Charlottesville Virginia
March 20, 2018
9:00 am–10:30 am
Visual Thinking Workshop with Nick Sousanis
Alderman Library, Room 421, Charlottesville
March 20, 2018
10:00 am–11:00 am
GIS Workshop: What’s New with ArcGIS Pro
Alderman Library, Room 423, Charlottesville VA
March 20, 2018
10:30 am–12:00 pm
Diss-entangling from the Monograph: A Non-traditional Dissertations Panel
Alderman Library, Room 421, Charlottesville
March 20, 2018
12:00 pm–1:00 pm
Makerspace Workshop: Hack Your Pants - Make your Pockets Fit your Phone
Alderman Library, Room 423, Charlottesville VA
See all our events.