Centers, Labs, Collectives

Columbia University

Brown University
Virtual Humanities Lab

Harvard University

Media Lab
Center for Collective Intelligence

Maryland Institute for Technology
Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH)
The Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH) is a leading digital humanities center that pursues disciplinary innovation and institutional transformation through applied research, public programming, and educational opportunities. Jointly supported by the University of Maryland College of Arts and Humanities and the University of Maryland Libraries, MITH engages in collaborative, interdisciplinary work at the intersection of technology and humanistic inquiry. MITH specializes in text and image analytics for cultural heritage collections, data curation, digital preservation, linked data applications, and data publishing.

Michigan State University
Digital Humanities & Literary Cognition

University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Digital History Project

University of Richmond
Digital Scholarship Lab

University of Oxford, UK

UC, Santa Barbara

UC, San Diego
Software Studies Initiative
The projects done at Software Studies Initiative are explorations in the growing field of digital humanities. The lab is developing theory and methods for the analysis of massive sets of images and video (cultural analytics).

University of Southern California
The Humanities and Critical Code Studies Lab is the first university space to pursue the exploration of the interpretation of computer source code using the methodologies of Critical Code Studies. Based at the University of Southern California, the HaCCS Lab will promote the development of critical vocabulary, case studies, and cross-disciplinary dialogue, specifically between the humanities and computer science.

Stanford University

University of Toronto, Canada
Critical Making Lab
The critical making laboratory is a shared space for opening up the practice of experimentation with embedded and material digital technology to students and faculty in the Faculty of Information. The lab provides tools, materials, and training for building devices such as wearable computers, RFID systems, ubiquitous computing networks, and other physical computing technologies. However, while the critical making lab organizes its efforts around the making of material objects, devices themselves are not the ultimate goal. Instead, through the sharing of results and an ongoing critical analysis of materials, designs, and outcomes, the lab participants together perform a practice-based engagement with the pragmatic and theoretical issues around information and information technology. Physical computational objects are increasingly part of libraries, museums, and information environments more generally. The lab serves as a novel space for conceptualizing and investigating the critical social, cultural, and political issues that surround and influence the movement of information processing capability into the physical environment.

Umea University, Sweden
HUMlab at UmeƄ university is a meeting place for the humanities, culture and information technology. Everyone is welcome to participate in the daily activities and initiate their own projects in a creative environment.


University of Victoria, Canada
Electronic Textual Cultures Lab
At the Electronic Textual Cultures Laboratory we conduct original research, develop new ways of disseminating information, and foster the innovative adaptation of existing tools. Our cross-disciplinary work in the areas of data-harvesting, textual content analysis, and document encoding puts us at the forefront of a global conversation about the future of communication.

University of Virginia
The Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities (IATH)
IATH is a research unit of the University of Virginia established by the University of Virginia in 1992. Our goal is to explore and develop information technology as a tool for scholarly humanities research. To that end, we provide our Fellows with consulting, technical support, applications development, and networked publishing facilities. We also cultivate partnerships and participate in humanities computing initiatives with libraries, publishers, information technology companies, scholarly organizations, and other groups residing at the intersection of computers and cultural heritage. The research projects, essays, and documentation presented here are the products of a unique collaboration between humanities and computer science research faculty, computer professionals, student assistants and project managers, and library faculty and staff.

Scholar's Lab
The Scholars' Lab caters to the digital research and scholarly analysis needs of faculty and advanced students in the humanities and social sciences. Staffed with friendly, expert consultants from the U.Va. Library's Digital Research and Scholarship unit, the Scholars' Lab is the perfect place to take your work to the next level.

Maintained by denten and the students of DH2.0 + xpCrit. Contact for access.D
Cultural Agents is an inter-face between academic learning and civic engagement. The Initiative promotes arts and humanities as social resources.

In courses, conferences, and community-based projects, we join a range of creative collaborators to feature art and interpretation as fundamental to active

citizenship. In everything from education, medicine, science and law to political leadership and business, art is a force that drives innovation. With a long

humanistic tradition dedicated to civic development, and thanks to contemporary mentors who shw how the challenges of scarcity, violence, and diseas
respond to creativity, Cultural Agents links resourcefulness with service