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, 3D data collection, and scholarly making 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

Twitterature: Mining Twitter Data

Hello again, everybody! I’m back this semester as a DH Prototyping Fellow, and together, Alyssa Collins and I are working on a project titled “Twitterature: Methods and Metadata.” Specifically, we’re hoping to develop a simple way of using Twitter data for literary research. The project is still in its early stages, but we’ve been collecting…. Continue reading “Twitterature: Mining Twitter Data”.

Call for Digital Humanities Fellows Applications – 2019-2020

We are now accepting applications for the 2019-2020 DH Fellows Cohort! Applications are due Friday, November 30th. The Digital Humanities Fellowship supports advanced doctoral students doing innovative work in the digital humanities at the University of Virginia. The Scholars’ Lab offers Grad Fellows advice and assistance with the creation and analysis of digital content, as well as…. Continue reading “Call for Digital Humanities Fellows Applications – 2019-2020”.

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
October 23, 2018
4:00 pm–6:00 pm
VR Workshop: Photogrammetry - Capturing Your World
Clemons Library, Robertson Media Center, VizLab & Immersive Space, Charlottesville VA
October 24, 2018
10:00 am–11:30 am
Scholars’ Lab Open Office Hours
Scholars’ Lab Common Room, Charlottesville Virginia
October 24, 2018
2:00 pm–3:00 pm
GIS Workshop: Easy Demographics
Alderman Library, Room 421, Charlottesville
October 26, 2018
9:00 am–12:00 pm
Workshop with Kate Compton: Making Things That Make Things: The Surprisingly Friendly World of Generative Programs
Alderman Library, Room 421, Charlottesville
October 29, 2018
2:00 pm–3:00 pm
Code Workshop: Take Control of Your Project Files with Version Control - Git
Alderman Library, Room 423, Charlottesville VA
See all our events.