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Scholars' Lab

About the Scholars' Lab


At the Scholars’ Lab in the UVa Library, advanced students and researchers across the disciplines partner on digital projects and benefit from expert consultation and teaching, including through events and workshops and our Praxis Program and Graduate Fellowships in Digital Humanities. The expert faculty and staff of the SLab focus on the digital humanities, geospatial information, and scholarly making and building at the intersection of our digital and physical worlds.


The Scholars' Lab was founded in 2006 as a merger of UVa Library's longstanding Electronic Text Center (est. 1993) and Geospatial and Statistical Data Center (est. 1994), along with services from ITS's Research Computing Support department. Since 2007, we have mentored over 50 graduate fellows and collaborated on or developed a host of digital humanities projects, including our signature mapping and timeline tool, Neatline.


    Digital humanities project incubation;
    Support for GIS and geospatial research and scholarship;
    Graduate training and fellowships;
    Experimental humanities/makerspace services.

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UVa Organization