Humanities Informatics

The Humanities Informatics Lab at UVA brings together scholars who study the relationship between human culture and technology and explore the management, control, and flow of information.

 

 

 

 

 

The Humanities Informatics Lab at UVA brings together scholars who study the relationship between human culture and technology and explore the management, control, and flow of information. This interdisciplinary endeavor uses contemporary and historic contexts to ask questions that explore the intellectual and cultural histories of information, as well as to consider how structures of information shape knowledge and values within society. What does it mean to be human in the age of information? How has technology shifted the contours of human society? Can we keep up with the consequences of big data collection and processing? Will artificial intelligence overtake human intelligence?

Members of the Humanities Informatics Lab share resources on a variety of topics relevant to the digital humanities. Please contact Jack Chen if you would like access to these readings.

 

RESEARCH GROUPS

 

Human & Machine Intelligence

Led by Paul Humphreys and Vicente Ordóñez Román, the Human and Machine Intelligence research group focuses on the subset of information studies that comprise knowledge, representation, interpretation, learning and understanding to all connections of these terms in the humanities and the newer approaches in technology.

 

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Network-Corpus

Led by Brad Pasanek and Rennie Mapp, this research group rethinks the historic practices of humanistic inquiry for a digital age.

Surveillance & Infrastructure

Led by Camilla Fojas and Liz Ellcessor, this interdisciplinary research group considers how medical, military, police, and cultural institutions rely upon surveillance infrastructures to categorize, manage, and act upon the world and its peoples.

 

 

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Smart Environments

Led by Mona El Khafif and Jeana Ripple of the Architecture School, this research group offers critical reflection and dialogue as to what defines "smart" and how design, coding, and policymaking can help craft informed, just, and critical communities.

 

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Graduate

Learn about the PhD program, admissions, and program structure