About

The Yale Digital Humanities Laboratory

The 2015 founding of the Yale University Library Digital Humanities Laboratory (DHLab) signifies the University's continued commitment to advancing research and teaching in the humanities. Located within the Franke Family Digital Humanities Laboratory on the first floor of Sterling Memorial Library, the DHLab offers space, community, and resources for Yale researchers who are working with digital methods to pursue humanistic inquiries. DHLab staff are available to consult on any stage of a digital humanities project's lifecycle.

Yale's roots in digital humanities undertakings date back (at least) to Father Roberto Busa's visit to our campus in 1956 and the Computers for the Humanities conference that was sponsored by Yale on a grant from IBM in 1965. Stop by the Franke Family Digital Humanities Laboratory to read through the conference proceedings and see what has and hasn't changed in discussions of the field.

Generously funded by the Goizueta Foundation and by Barbara and Richard Franke '53, the DHLab is committed to advancing science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics (STEAM) teaching and research at Yale. In addition to facilitating cross-disciplinary collaborations on campus, the DHLab also promotes faculty and student initiatives that reach beyond the University to engage wider publics.

The DHLab is a part of Digital Scholarship Services within Yale University Library, a group which also includes the StatLab and support for Research Data.