We're part of the Library's mission to provide equitable access to learning to everyone, and we're proud that librarian superpowers are part of our toolkit!
The Scholars’ Lab offices and TinkerTank (formerly Makerspace) are now located on the 3rd floor of Clemons Library, in the Robertson Media Center. It will be our home away from home until the completion of the renovation of the main library, scheduled for 2023.
Curious? Please get in touch—absolutely no prior experience or fully formed ideas needed!
Our staff has particular strengths in:
- digital humanities
- web design/development instruction
- collaborative project management
- digital pedagogy
- GIS/mapping & analysis
- cultural heritage informatics
- 3D laser scanning & photogrammetry
- 3D printing, making, & electronics
- and virtual/augmented reality.
We host a wide array of public events and speakers. We teach workshops on tools and methods that enhance your courses and research. Visit our Events Page to see our complete calendar of virtual and in-person programming.
One of our primary missions is supporting the work of emerging scholars and practitioners—particularly UVa graduate students and folks interested in digital humanities and spatial technologies.
We offer a variety of fellowships and opportunities to this end, which collectively aim to support graduate students during the full measure of their time at UVA.
From the innovative Praxis Program to professionalization training for students on the DH job market, we're here to help whether you're looking to answer a specific call for applications or simply looking to discuss your research.
The Scholars’ Lab TinkerTank (formerly Makerspace) is a place for tinkering and experimentation with technologies like wearable circuitry and virtual reality. Open to everyone, we specialize in applications and research questions in the humanities and arts.
Experts at thinking about space + time.
We've got experts in GIS, cultural heritage informatics, augmented reality, virtual reality, 3D modeling, photogrammetry and scanning, aerial footage, and other spatial approaches (including our own Neatline project for telling stories that combine timelines and maps).