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Leiden University Centre for Digital Humanities

Digital Lab

A new Digital Lab@Veth! The Digital Lab is open! This new lab is meant for staff and students who are looking for a place to work, experiment, and find support for their digital research.

There’ll be a kickoff event, with live digital demos and a roundtable on “the Humanities in a Digital World” on Friday afternoon, October 29 - see our program of events.

 

Why and for whom?

Humanities research and education have an important role to play in our increasingly digital world. The Digital Lab@Veth is part of a multi-pronged strategy by the Faculty’s Centre for Digital Humanities (LUCDH) that is designed to help all of us meet the challenges and opportunities that come with this role.

Maybe you are a member of staff or a student who is already well-versed in digital media and tools but need advanced equipment and a community of specialists to take your work to the next level? Or are you someone who would like to learn how to bring digital methods into your scholarly practice but need a place to learn and experiment and a support group to start? Then this is the place for you.

What’s there?

The Digital Lab can be found in the P.J. Veth building in room 1.07. In the lab you will find 4 high-end workstations, suitable for intensive multi-media work, crunching through bigger datasets, and projects that require installation of specific software or programming environments. This open space also has room for an additional 18 (group)workplaces with laptops. You can also find a VR and 3D printing station here to experiment with. Next door, in 1.06, there’s a recording studio that can be used for making podcasts/vodcasts or livestreams.
 

A Digital Hub

More important than hardware, you will also be able to find others here who take a specific interest in digital tools and thinking. For instance, during opening times (see the Lab’s webpage), there will always be people present who know their way around the lab and digital tools, can answer your questions, or know others who will. Furthermore, the Lab will also host workshops on things like R, digital mapping, networks, and interactive storytelling. These will take place once a month on Friday afternoon.

A full list of the Lab’s facilities and instructions on how to book these will be updated soon on this page. Any questions or comments? We would love to hear them! E-mail digital-lab@hum.leidenuniv.nl   

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