Digital Humanities Lab

Digital Humanities Lab



The Centre for Digital Humanities Research has established a Digital Humanities Lab in the Sir Roland Wilson Building, a much-needed space for research collaboration with colleagues across the ANU, for outreach and training in digital methods, and for student consultation. The Lab is the first of its kind in Australia and supports the work of undergraduate and postgraduate students from a large variety of humanities fields who wish to incorporate digital methods into their research and learning. The DHLab@ANU extends current capacities for digital printing (School of Art and Design facilities) and digital scanning (3D Scanner in DHLab) and provides students and scholars with a first-class facility from which to conduct the next generation of object-based digital research. The Lab fosters important collaborations between the Centre for Digital Humanities Research and other disciplines within the ANU, including the School of Art and Design, School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics, School of Archaeology and Anthropology, College of Asia and the Pacific, and the College of Engineering and Computer Science to name a few. The Lab also allows new opportunities for research collaboration and industry engagement with the national cultural and collecting institutions in Canberra.


Lab Resources

The Lab is used for teaching in our Digital Humanities courses and for independent research by CDHR academics, associates and HDR students. The Lab includes the following resources:  

  • 5 state-of-the-art workstations (Mac and PC)
  • an ultra high definition video screen
  • 3D scanner and imaging software
  • a range of tablets and portable computing devices
  • digital camera and image editing software
  • a range of other specialist software to support digital mapping, virtual reality development, text analysis, and more
  • Oculus Rift VR headset, controllers, and sensors
  • digitization and photogrammetry suite (lights, camera, action, backdrop)

Booking of the Lab is currently restricted to HDR students only, please discuss with CDHR staffs first for any other bookings.

Booking is available here (log in with your Uni ID and password).
Get access to the Lab from Junran Lei (Rm2.26) or other CDHR staffs.
Please book at least 24 hours beforehand and arrive on the booking start time, otherwise we cannot guarantee the access.


Updated:  31 October 2018/Responsible Officer:  Centre Director/Page Contact:  CASS Marketing & Communications