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.
Peter received his BA in art history from the University of Chicago and his PhD in Scandinavian literature from the University of Washington. He came to Yale in 2013 as the first Librarian for Digital Humanities Research.
Prior to coming to Yale, Peter was responsible for humanities research computing at the University of Chicago and served as a postdoctoral researcher in text-mining at UCLA, supported by a Google Digital Humanities Research Award.
During 2007-2008, he served as a Fulbright Scholar at Uppsala University in Sweden.
As the Manager for the DHLab, Catherine meets with researchers for consultations, teaches workshops on data analysis and visualization, and works with Teaching Fellows who are thinking about DH in the classroom. Catherine comes to Yale from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she received a PhD in English literature alongside a minor in Humanities Computing and Design.
Catherine has been actively involved in digital humanities initiatives at UW-Madison, as well as at Carnegie Hall and the Folger Shakespeare Library. Her work has appeared in Victorian Review and Significance, and she has received grants for digital humanities research from the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) and the New Arts Venture Challenge.
Douglas Duhaime is a Digital Humanities Developer for the DHLab. He comes to the lab from ProQuest, where he developed Digital Humanities software products as the Text and Data Mining Product Manager, and the University of Notre Dame, where he is completing a dissertation on algorithmic approaches to early modern authorship.
Before joining the lab, Douglas partnered with the HathiTrust Research Center on an HTRC Advanced Collaborative Research Grant, and participated in the NEH-sponsored “Early Modern Digital Agendas”, a research summit on computational approaches to early modern English history held at the Folger Library.
Monica Ong Reed
An MFA graduate in Digital Media from the Rhode Island School of Design, Monica first came to Yale as designer for the School of Music (2007-2015) to lead initiatives in web and mobile publishing. Her design work has been nominated for a Webby Award in 2014 and recognized by the W3 Awards and the Connecticut Art Director’s Club.
At the DHLab she specializes in user research, prototyping, and design, with an experimental eye for telling stories through data visualization and information design.
Project Assistants collaborate on digital humanities research undertaken by Yale faculty and students.
Consultants meet with Yale scholars who are working with quantitative or computational methods.
Work With Us
Are you a programmer or designer interested in working in digital humanities? Contact us for information on becoming a DHLab Assistant and explore our Student Job Openings.Student Jobs