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.
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.
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)
We offer temporary maintenance of concluded projects on the Lab’s servers on the “concluded project server farm”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Faculty of Applied Linguistics UW
Professional information: translation scholar, semiotician, linguist of Russian language and scholar of Russian culture.
Personal information: cat lover (especially of black cats, mostly because of Behemoth the cat), enthusiast of classical music (early music), good tea, good books, and good people.
Faculty of Oriental Studies UW, Chair of South Asian Studies
Professional information: Indologist – scholar of ancient Indian philosophy, cognitive linguist
Personal information: writes poetry, sings, loves photography and her two dogs
Faculty of History UW, Institute of History
Professional information: digital humanist
Personal information: avid enthusiast of mountains, good books and interesting people
Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical and Computational Modelling UW
Professional information: preoccupied with IT infrastructure for science, digital scientific resources, open science and (recently) digital humanities
Personal information: it’s personal
Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Mechanics UW
Professional information: logician, information technology specialist, and humanistic digitization specialist
Personal information: mushroom picking enthusiast, especially in places where others don’t pick mushrooms
Faculty of History UW, Institute of History
Professional information: art historian, specialist in Polish studies, museologist
Personal information: enthusiast of nature and long hikes
Professional information: digital history, programming, education for media competence
Personal information: loves good books and bad TV series
Digital Humanities Lab 3D scanners lab of the Institute of Archaeology UW
Professional information: archaeologist who transfers artefacts, monuments and sites into 3D
Personal information: fan of DIY
3D scanners lab of the Institute of Archaeology UW
Professional information: archaeologist by education, high technology user by passion
Personal information: values peace and quiet
Digital Humanities Lab of the University of Warsaw (LaCH UW) and UW Group for DARIAH
Professional information: secretary of both groups for digital humanities at the University of Warsaw, currently preparing a doctoral dissertation about Polish historian Professor Jan Baszkiewicz
Personal information: loves non-fiction literature