Digital Humanities Lab

Digital Humanities Lab

The UWM Libraries Digital Humanities Lab is an interdisciplinary, collaborative space aimed at bringing together faculty, academic staff, and students from across campus to explore the digital humanities, investigate ideas for new projects, and contribute to ongoing projects. The DH Lab provides a space to share ideas, 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. Everyone is invited to participate, either by attending talks and workshops, proposing programming and projects, or just chatting about your work and ours.

New initiatives in 2018-19 include the launch of the Audio Studio and associated programming to explore the Digital Humanities and Sound (including podcasting and oral histories); and the DH Lab Teaching Fellows program, a cohort of instructors exploring how we integrate DH in the classroom.

Contact Ann Hanlon ( to discuss related projects or ideas.

Our Goals

  • 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.