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about Laboratory

Digital Humanities Lab UW (LaCH UW) was created through a proposal put forward by fourteen units of the University of Warsaw: humanistic faculties where digital tools are used for research purposes, Faculty of Mathematics, and Informatics and Mechanics and Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical and Computational Modelling.

Our Mission

Digital Humanities Lab UW (LaCH UW) was created through a proposal put forward by fourteen units of the University of Warsaw: humanistic faculties where digital tools are used for research purposes, Faculty of Mathematics, and Informatics and Mechanics and Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical and Computational Modelling.

Through its activities, Digital Humanities Lab UW strives to participate in the development of the information society, supports multidisciplinary fields of research, which, on a large scale, incorporate the usage of information technology in humanities.

The primary principal of Digital Humanities Lab UW is the cooperation between humanists and IT specialists in projects, from the beginning though their completion and maintenance.

By supporting research in DH, Digital Humanities Lab UW simultaneously promotes the humanities in their entirety with the belief that digital tools facilitate the transfer of knowledge, and open new educational and research opportunities for the humanities.

Goals

Project building

The Lab shall support scientists in the creation of research projects by providing access to expert consultations, technical and organizational support, and the know-how gained in earlier projects.

Comprehensive technological support

The Lab provides specialist technical and administrative support during application and implementation of grants in the field of DH (e.g. professional development and maintenance of web sites for projects, project management, support in completion and promotion of projects)

Continuation of projects without funding

We offer temporary maintenance of concluded projects on the Lab’s servers on the “concluded project server farm”.

Project networking

The Lab shall actively support networking of research projects by providing space for cooperation. Organizational and technical support in entering into digital resources sharing agreements, and agreements concerning technical and research equipment.

Education

By organization of individual consultations and meetings, seminars, workshops, conferences, scientific panels, and courses Digital Humanities Lab UW popularizes the knowledge of the possibilities of research in DH and of the ethical implications of such research.

Methods

Digital Humanities Lab UW shall provide access to various methods and tools, ranging from different forms of consulting, through servers and software to a comfortable couch for brainstorming new research projects in a creative, relaxed atmosphere. We work through integrating research groups and individual researchers, and networking of both internal and external initiatives.

Laboratories within Digital Humanities Lab

Team

The coordinating team of Digital Humanities Lab UW was appointed in June 2015 by the Rector of the University of Warsaw, Professor Marcin Pałys. The team is responsible for work organization of the new centre and for preparing the basis of its further operation. The members of the team were chosen from a group for the creation of centre for digital humanities cooperating under the Vice-Rector, Professor Anna Giza-Poleszczuk.

Dorota Urbanek

Joanna Jurewicz

Dominik Purchała

Jakub Szprot

Jerzy Tyszkiewicz

Team

Aleksandra Tokarska

Marcin Wilkowski

Janusz Janowski

Beata Bereza

Jakub Kosiorek