Humanities Data Lab
The Humanities Data Lab houses projects that engage in the work of the humanities--adding value to cultural artifacts through interpretation and analysis--in a digital context. Broadly, all Humanities Data Lab projects investigate code as a sustainable medium for representing cultural history. The stakes are high, as the development of sustainable, robust humanist data shapes what both scholars and the general public can know about digitized cultural history.
We'd like to extend especial thanks to the Research2Reality team for producing this video about the Digital Humanities and the LGLC project. To find out more about what we are up to in the lab, please visit our Projects page.
The Humanities Data Lab renovation and infrastructure acquisition was made possible by generous support from CFI, BCKDF, FCCS, the Department of Critical Studies, with partner support from the Electronic Textual Cultures Lab at the University of Victoria and the Centre for Digital Humanities at Ryerson University. Its projects are funded thanks to support from the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada, with further infrastructure support from WestGrid and Compute Canada.
Last reviewed 12/15/2017 11:57:13 AM
About the Lab
News and Events
December 15, 2017
The lab will be
October 1, 2017
We would like to welcome Caitlin Voth and Stephen French as the new co-managers of the HDL.
July 1, 2017
A heartfelt farewell to
May 17, 2017
Caitlin Voth and Rebecca Desjarlais share their research at the Digital Media in Education conference's digital media creators showcase.
March 28, 2017
Wikipedia Editathon: Have you ever wondered how to contribute to Wikipedia? Join us for workshop offered in partnership with the
December 12, 2016 - January 7,
The lab will be closed during the holiday break. See you in the new year!
After two weeks' intensive training Candice Lipski and Rebecca Desjarlais are joining Cole Mash as encoders on the Lesbian and Gay Liberation project. Welcome!
Francisco Peña's Confluence of Religious Cultures project is awarded
Congratulations to Raymon Sandhu on your new position at RocketChicken Interactive. Caitlin Voth will be taking on a new role, replacing Raymon as LGLC and Lab project manager.
The LGLC research assistants have returned from sharing their research at the Digital Humanities Summer Institute Colloquium at the University of Victoria. Congratulations to the whole team on a paper well received!
Are you interested in hearing about women's experience in tech in the Okanagan
The Lesbian and Gay Liberation in Canada RAs' paper proposal has been accepted by the DHSI Colloquium at the University of Victoria in June. Congratulations all!
Digital Okanagan’s monthly tech community meet-up, Start-up Drinks, will be held in the Humanities Data Lab. Start-Up Drinks is a tech event co-hosted by Digital Okanagan and co+Lab. It’s a Friday, after-work meet-and-greet that brings together the Okanagan technology community. Start-Up Drinks is usually hosted by a different tech company every month — this is the first time it’s come to campus. Join us! The event is free, but space is limited to ticket holders, so be sure to register.
This month's Start-Up Drinks has been organized by David Lacho, Shane Austin, and Constance Crompton, with special thanks to
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