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

Come explore the Makerspace!

Hello! My name is Ethan Reed. I’m a second-year PhD candidate in UVa’s Department of English, and one of the Student Assistants in the Makerspace at the Scholars’ Lab. For me, maker technology represents a powerful opportunity to change the ways we teach and the ways think. This may seem obvious, but for me the…. Continue reading “Come explore the Makerspace!”.

Minard + Napoleon + Neatline

[Cross-posted from dclure.org] Open the Exhibit Yesterday I made the hop across the country to Boston for the NEH Workshop on Digital Methods for Military History at Northeastern University, where I’ll be giving a couple of workshops about Neatline and soaking up lots of interesting new projects from old friends and new friends alike. Beautiful…. Continue reading “Minard + Napoleon + Neatline”.

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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 22, 2014
11:00 am–12:00 pm
Makerspace Workshop: Making Your First 3D Model
Alderman Library, Room 421, Charlottesville
October 22, 2014
2:00 pm–4:00 pm
Makerspace Open House
Makerspace, Scholars’ Lab Common Room, Charlottesville
November 5, 2014
11:00 am–12:00 pm
Makerspace Workshop: Intro to 3D Modeling & Printing
Alderman Library, Room 421, Charlottesville
November 17, 2014
11:00 am–12:00 pm
Introduction to Neatline
Alderman Library, Room 421, Charlottesville
November 19, 2014
11:00 am–12:00 pm
Makerspace Workshop: HTML for Absolute Beginners
Alderman Library, Room 421, Charlottesville
See all our events.