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Announcing the #Codespeak Kit!

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.

Come Work With Us in Our New Makerspace

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.

Welcoming our new Scholars’ Lab Fellows!

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.

Welcoming Ammon Shepherd and Scott Bailey

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.

All systems go! (we think…)

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.

Connect, Create, Inspire: the Ivanhoe Game returns!

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.

Podcast: Micki Kaufman on Quantifying Kissinger

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.

(Digest #6) Announcing the Ivanhoe Information Website and Beginning of Testing

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.

New adventures

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.

NeatlineText: Connect Neatline exhibits to documents

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.

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