Title Description Location Event date URL
Harvard University Library

The Harvard Library encompasses over 78 individual library buildings spread across the Cambridge University campus, the United States of America, and even into Europe. The mission of the Harvard Library is to advance "scholarship and teaching by committing itself to the creation, application, preservation and dissemination of knowledge". The archive and "special collections at Harvard encompass a vast array of rare and unique materials in a multitude of formats, from papyrus to born-digital records". With the Widener library housing a special collection of Renaissance Studies items, there are many resources integral to studying this period at the Harvard Library.

Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA


Bibliotheque nationale de France

Catalyzed by hundreds of years of royal book collections and finally realized in 1998, the Bibliotheque nationale de France (BnF) stands as the country's national library and archive. "The missions of the BnF are to collect, preserve, enrich and make available the national documentary heritage". With over 14 million books and magazines as well as manuscript, print, photography, map, score, coin, medal, sound, video, and costume collections, the BnF houses a wealth of resources. As the collection continues to grow, the BnF is committed to making materials digitally accessible worldwide.

Paris, France



"HUMlab is a vibrant meeting place for the humanities, culture and information technology at Umeå University". The HUMlab is committed to bringing together "students, researchers, artists, entrepreneurs and international [...] to engage in dialogue, experiment with technology, take on challenges and move scholarship forward". In order to facilitate this, the HUMlab includes seminars, workshops, short courses, international conferences, and art installations. The HUMlab includes 27 members. Current projects at the HUMlab cover fields such as "interactive architecture, religious rituals in online environments, 3D modelling, the study of movement and flow in physical and digital spaces through using game technology, geographical information systems, and making cultural heritage accessible through interpretative tool sets".

Umea University, Umea, Sweden


Matrix: Center for Digital Humanities and Social Science

"Matrix, the Center for Digital Humanities and Social Sciences at Michigan State University, is devoted to the application of new technologies for teaching, research, and outreach. As one of the premier humanities computing centers in the United States, Matrix creates and maintains online resources, provides training in computing and new teaching technologies, and creates forums for the exchange of ideas and expertise in the field". The mission of Matrix is to "to serve as a catalyst for and incubator of the emerging fields and disciplines resulting from the integration of the humanities with information technologies". Matrix is comprised of 39 individuals working ranging from faculty to student research assistants. Current project at Matrix include the Public Philosophy Journal, GradHacker, and Archive 2.0: Transforming the Warren-Chamberlain Samaritan Collection at MSU.

Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA


Stanford Literary Lab

"The Stanford Literary Lab is a research collective that applies computational criticism, in all its forms, to the study of literature". The Stanford Literary Lab is committed to maintaining a collaborative environment and this is facilitated through frequent group work. Under the direction of Franco Moretti, 33 members of the Literary Lab are currently working and studying at Stanford; however, there are 10 additional members located at locations throughout the United States of America and Europe. Current projects at the Stanford Literary Lab include The Taxonomy of Titles in the 18th Century Literary Marketplace, Modeling Dramatic Networks, The Emotions of London, and Suspense: Language, Narrative, Affect.

Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA


Scholars' Lab, University of Virginia

The University of Virginia's Scholars' Lab bring together "advanced students and researchers from across the disciplines partner on digital projects and benefit from expert consultation and teaching". Invested in exploring the intersection between "digital and physical worlds", the Scholars' Lab focuses on "digital humanities, geospatial information, and scholarly making and building". The Scholars' Lab hosts workshop, lecture series, and helps to "mentor the next generation of digital humanities scholar-practitioners". The Scholars' Lab is comprised of 24 individuals, including student assistants and graduate fellows. Current projects at the Scholars' Lab include Spatial Humanities, Omeka Plugins, and the Praxis Program.

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA


University College London Centre for Digital Humanities

The Centre for Digital Humanities unites information studies and computer studies with arts and humanities. The Centre for Digital Humanities facilitates "a research-led MA/MSc in Digital Humanities", which allows "both students who have a background in the humanities to acquire necessarily skills in digital technologies, and for those with a technical background to become informed about scholarly methods in the humanities". The Centre for Digital Humanities includes 32 members working on various projects. Current projects at the Centre for Digital Humanities include DM2E: Digitised Manuscripts to Europeana, Great Parchment Book, INKE, and Transcribe Bentham.

University College London, London, UK


Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities

Founded in 1999, "The Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH) is a leading digital humanities center that pursues disciplinary innovation and institutional transformation through applied research, public programming, and educational opportunities. Jointly supported by the University of Maryland College of Arts and Humanities and the University of Maryland Libraries, MITH engages in collaborative, interdisciplinary work at the intersection of technology and humanistic inquiry. MITH specializes in text and image analytics for cultural heritage collections, data curation, digital preservation, linked data applications, and data publishing." Current projects at MITH include The Shelley-Godwin Archive, Foreign Literatures in America, and a collaborative project with Hathi Trust entitled Workset Creation for Scholarly Analysis.

University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, USA


The Newberry Library

The Newberry Library was founded in 1887 through the support of businessman Walter L. Newberry. "The Newberry has actively collected research and reference materials since its foundation in 1887. From the mid-1890s on, its collecting activities have focused on the humanities, with an emphasis on original sources for the study of European and Western Hemisphere history, literature, and culture since the late medieval period". The Newberry Library houses more than five million manuscript pages and 500,000 historic maps alongside a particularly strong collection of Medieval, Renaissance, and Early Modern materials.

Chicago, Illinois, USA


The National Archives (UK)

The National Archives was formed between 2003-2006 when four government bodies - the Public Record Office, the Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts, Her Majesty's Stationary Office, and the Office of Public Sector Information - came together to form a single organization. The National Archives is a governmental department commissioned to "perform the Historical Manuscripts Commission's functions in relation to private records". "As the government's national archive for England, Wales and the United Kingdom", the National Archives "hold over 1,000 years of the nation's records for everyone to discover and use". With 11 million historical government and public records, the National Archives in one of the largest preservation agencies of its kind in the world.

Surrey, UK