Digital Humanities Lab
The UWM Libraries Digital Humanities Lab, launched in Fall 2013 as a collaborative effort between the UWM Libraries, the Center for Instructional and Professional Development (CIPD) and the College of Letters and Science, is an interdisciplinary, collaborative space aimed at bringing together faculty, academic staff, and advanced graduate students from across campus to explore the digital humanities, investigate ideas for new projects, and contribute to ongoing projects. It is also an experimental space – in our first year, we will be learning by doing, and applying those lessons to the future structure and mission of the Lab.
The DH Lab will provide a space to share technical skills, gain access to appropriate equipment and software, and to discover interdisciplinary, collaborative opportunities for researchers at all levels of expertise and interest in the field, through workshops, speaker series, and informal get-togethers. Everyone is invited to participate, either by attending talks and workshops, proposing programming and projects, or just chatting with Lab staff, faculty, and graduate students about your work and ours.
This year, we are planning to explore projects and initiatives related to the practice of digital humanities on campus, gaming culture and Big Data. Please feel free to contact Ann Hanlon (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Matt Russell (email@example.com) to discuss related projects or ideas.
- Engage faculty and graduate students in arts, humanities, and performing arts digital research.
- Encourage experimentation with and application of technology to arts, humanities, and performing arts research and teaching.
- Pool resources and expertise in order to develop broader expertise among faculty, staff, and graduate students, and develop shared and sustainable scholarship
- Provide a venue for collaborative development and hosting of research projects.
- Foster interdisciplinary approaches to digital research questions.
- Facilitate new research agendas.
- Conduct research on digital humanities issues and emerging concerns.
- Deepen collaboration among library faculty and scholars.
- Provide opportunities to collaborate on grant funding or seeking other sources of financial support.
- Participate in international standards and best practices.