Today, the Scholars’ Lab is pleased to make a few modest contributions toward the broadening of a conversation we opened last fall, in a summit for digital humanities software developers called Speaking in Code. The summit, generously funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and UVa Library, brought together 32 advanced developers working on…. More.
Are you a UVA graduate student or upper-level undergraduate in the humanities? Interested working in our new Makerspace? The Scholars’ Lab in Alderman Library is opening a new Makerspace in Fall 2014. It will allow user experimentation with 3D modeling and printing, physical computing (e.g. Arduino, wearables) and more. We are seeking part-time student assistants…. More.
We are thrilled to announce our partnership with 9 new graduate fellows for the 2014-2015 academic year! Joining an illustrious community of past recipients of Scholars’ Lab Fellowships, the new cohort hail from 5 disciplines in the humanities and social sciences at the University of Virginia. James Ambuske, Jennifer Foy , and Emily Senefeld join us as…. More.
We are thrilled to announce two new additions to the Scholars’ Lab team. Scott Bailey will join our R&D group later this month and Ammon Shepherd will join us in July, both in the roles of Digital Humanities Software Developer. Ammon Shepherd joins us from the fabulous Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media…. More.
Yesterday at 1PM we launched Ivanhoe 1.0. We are excited about our progress and hope you can take some time to download the theme to your own WordPress accounts. We have made documentation readily available for those new to Ivanhoe and we hope users will add to this space (via GitHub) so that we can continue to create…. More.
The Scholars’ Lab Praxis Fellows are thrilled to announce the beta release of the Ivanhoe Game! Ivanhoe is a collaborative role-playing game in which players make critical interventions in a text, cultural object, or topic to help them learn. Ivanhoe is about connecting ideas, crafting new interpretations, and inspiring creative scholarship. The Ivanhoe Game is…. More.
Digital Humanities Speaker Micki Kaufman “Everything on Paper Will Be Used Against Me”: Quantifying Kissinger Scarcity of information is a common frustration for many historians. However, for researchers of twentieth- and twenty-first century history the opposite problem is also increasingly common. In contrast to scholars of ancient history, who base much of their analyses on …. More.
Yesterday we celebrated the Day of DH by preparing for internal testing of the Ivanhoe Game WP Theme. The entire team is now scurrying to make some finishing touches to the theme, info site, and documentation before our testers begin their games. Development has been working to stabilize roles and the role journal features, and…. More.
The last few days have been bittersweet for me – after almost three years at the Scholars’ Lab, Friday of last week was my last official day on the job. Next week, I’m off to a new project and adventure – I’ll be joining an early-stage company here in Palo Alto called Casetext, which is…. More.
Download the plugin Today we’re pleased to announce the first public release of NeatlineText, which makes it possible to create interactive, Neatline-enhanced editions of text documents – literary and historical texts, articles, book chapters, dissertations, blog posts, etc. – by connecting individual paragraphs, sentences, and words with objects in Neatline exhibits. Once the associations are…. More.
- Digital Humanities
- Experimental Humanities
- Geospatial and Temporal
- Grad Student Research
- Research and Development
- Visualization and Data Mining
- Announcing the #Codespeak Kit!
- A (Digital) Declaration of Independence
- Learning Ruby: Opening Moves
- Check Out Copyipsum
- Come Work With Us in Our New Makerspace
- Welcoming our new Scholars’ Lab Fellows!
- One Teach, One Drift
- On co-teaching and gratitude
- Washington and Lee Trip
- Welcoming Ammon Shepherd and Scott Bailey