The Digital Humanities Lab explores how digital technologies, and related media practices, engage questions of humanistic inquiry. We draw from the expertise of students and faculty in the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts in order to identify how issues of computation intersect with literary, historical, and cultural concerns. Our approach is both theoretical and applied, with an emphasis on how digital technologies can be employed to present concepts, advance arguments, and perform critique.
Through the Digital Humanities Lab, we support classroom and project-based learning. We do this by building infrastructures and communities.
Our primary initiative is to develop the Digital Humanities Community of Practice, which will bring together students, faculty, and staff for collaborative learning through themed workshops and events.
In addition, the Digital Humanities Lab, in conjunction with the Digital Civics Lab, provides consultations for project development, including assistance working with archives and datasets, software and hardware recommendations, learning and engagement assessment recommendations, and assistance with project documentation and dissemination.