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

Monkey Mind

A monkey is easily flummoxed by a coconut. A hole is cut into the coconut and filled with sweet food (or something shiny). The monkey slips her hand into the coconut, grasps the treat, and is trapped. She can readily unhand the treat (or shiny object), but is unwilling to let go. Letting go, for…. Continue reading “Monkey Mind”.

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
March 4, 2015
1:00 pm–2:00 pm
GIS Workshop: Learning Old-School Mapping Techniques
Alderman Library, Room 421, Charlottesville
March 5, 2015
2:00 pm–3:30 pm
Makerspace Workshop: Intro to 3D Modeling & Printing
Alderman Library, Room 421, Charlottesville
March 18, 2015
10:00 am–11:30 am
Makerspace Workshop: Intro to Wearables and Soft Circuits
Alderman Library, Room 421, Charlottesville
March 18, 2015
1:00 pm–2:00 pm
GIS Workshop: DIY Aerial Photography
Alderman Library, Room 421, Charlottesville
March 19, 2015
10:00 am
Scholars' Lab Speaker Series: Creating The American Yawp
Alderman Library, Room 421, Charlottesville
See all our events.