I am the former director of UBCO’s Humanities Data Lab. The 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. For more information about current lab events, projects, research assistants, and graduate research associates head to bit.ly/humanitiesdata

Humanities Data Lab

Cover image: “Grace Hopper and UNIVAC” Smithsonian Institution.

The development of the Humanities Data Lab was made possible by the Canadian Foundation for Innovation and Compute Canada.