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Digital Humanities Lab

The Digital Humanities Lab is a state of the art facility offering unique spaces, equipment and training for staff and students. A specialist team conducts and supports innovative Digital Humanities research, offers training and teaching, and undertakes the digital preservation and display of historic material and artefacts using advanced technologies. 

Our facilities

Our facilities include a seminar room equipped with a 4.2-metre video wall, two photography labs with provision for high quality 2D digitisation, MakerSpace equipped with 3D scanning and printing equipment and an AV lab with recording and editing facilities.

Bookings and loans

Lab spaces are available to be booked for seminars, events, video screenings, exhibitions, workshops, and for research and project work. Equipment is available to loan for research and teaching, including professional quality still and video cameras, and audio recorders.


In the space, researchers can curate digital exhibitions, carry out high-resolution photography of manuscripts and other visual materials, and produce professional quality video and audio recordings. They are able to create digital facsimiles of objects, allowing them to be handled in a virtual space and protecting them for future generations.


The Digital Humanities Lab offers research space enabling the examination, preservation and analysis of historical, literary and visual material. Our facilities confirm the University of Exeter’s position at the forefront of international research into historical and cultural artefacts.

Enriching student learning

Digital Humanities is increasingly important in all areas of Humanities research, including history, archaeology, literatures and languages. The University of Exeter’s investment allows new activities and training to take place, and ensures that Digital Humanities can be incorporated into undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and research.

Our expertise

In addition to our space and equipment, the Digital Humanities Lab represents an expert team of researchers and practitioners, engaged within a wider network across the university and the global Digital Humanities community.