About the Scholars’ Lab

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. The SLab hosts events (like workshops and a popular lecture series), and supports emerging scholar-practitioners through Graduate Fellowships in Digital Humanities and UVa’s innovative Praxis Program.


The Scholars’ Lab was established in 2006 at UVa Library as a site for innovation in the humanities and social sciences. The idea was to combine the resources and expertise of the Library’s successful Electronic Text (Etext) and Geospatial and Statistical Data (GeoStat) centers with that of UVa’s Research Computing Support Group in a physical space that could promote collaboration and experimentation. This blog and research site extends the conversations that happen in the SLab to a wider forum.