About the Lab

Roberto Busa at Yale

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Yale's roots in digital humanities undertakings date back (at least) to Father Roberto Busa's visit to our campus on September 24, 1956.* The 2015 founding of the Yale Digital Humanities Laboratory (DHLab) signifies the University's continued commitment to cutting-edge research and teaching in the humanities. Offering space, community, and resources for Yale faculty and students who are working with digital methods to pursue humanistic inquiries, the DHLab functions as a hub on the Yale campus for digital humanities research and teaching. Staff are available to help at any stage in a project, from conceptualization to implementation.

Generously funded by The Goizueta Foundation, 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.


*Father Busa is credited with being the founder of humanities computing. His concordance of the works of Saint Thomas Aquinas is the founding example of digital humanities research.

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