Over the next few years, Scholars’ Lab will operate from the 3rd floor of Clemons Library as renovations to the main library progress. And while COVID-19 mitigation efforts have caused the Library to scale back in-person operations, virtual consultation sessions are being offered for experimental digital humanities methods in support of research and teaching.
Scholars’ Lab offers expertise in a wide variety of areas — text analysis, finding humanities data and other digital sources (text, audio, video, images), data cleaning, web scraping, natural language processing, web design and development, collaborative project management, digital humanities publication, and digital pedagogy.
Please send all inquiries about projects to email@example.com. Anyone who would like an in-person consultation may request an appointment.
Makerspaces are not available to walk-in traffic this fall due to COVID-19 mitigation efforts, but a few options are available:
- Scholars’ Lab offers consultation and instruction via Zoom and video tutorial, and you can arrange an in-person consultation by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The Robertson Media Center makerspace is available to faculty, by request. Contact email@example.com for more information.
Spatial Tech: GIS/Mapping
Spatial Tech and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are likewise offering remote support for teaching and research this semester. The GIS group welcomes mapping and spatial analysis questions from UVA students, faculty, and staff across all disciplines. Their work includes everything from collaborations on long-term grant-funded research to answering questions from people looking for spatial data or using ArcGIS Desktop or StoryMaps for the first time.
Staff are ready to schedule virtual consultations about projects involving GIS, virtual reality, laser scanning, photogrammetry, 3D modeling, and 3D data preservation. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Scholars’ Lab has scheduled a set of virtual workshops through the end of the semester including classes in ArcGIS Pro and ArcGIS Online. ArcGIS is the world’s most popular GIS software, which you can use to create scenes, provide context, tell a story, give a tour, and compare historical maps. Register for a workshop today!
Scholars’ Lab continues to sponsor talks by experienced digital humanities practitioners. This semester the talks are virtual and registration is required. Fall semester topics include:
“Putting the Humanities Ph.D. to Work” with Katina Rogers, Co-Director of the Futures Initiative and Director of Programs and Administration of HASTAC at The Graduate Center, City University of New York, and Cihan Tekay, a graduate fellow at the Futures Initiative and doctoral candidate in anthropology who is writing a dissertation on how people’s engagement with technology, economy, and politics shapes possible futures.
“All Research is About Stories: Connecting Your Academic Work to Public Conversations,” a combination talk / workshop presented by Cassius Adair, audio producer, writer, and researcher from Virginia and Visiting Assistant Professor at New York University’s Department of Media, Communication, and Culture.