Humanities Labs

Humanities Labs are multi-year programs designed around a theme and intended to drive change and innovation in our undergraduate humanities curriculum through new courses and student research opportunities. A defining characteristic of a humanities lab is the team physically sharing a space and technology (digital, cartographic, etc.), creating a knowledge production environment typically associated with the sciences.

BorderWork(s)
BorderWork(s) draws together critical perspectives from the humanities, social sciences, and policy studies to explore the acts of division and demarcation — representational and material, symbolic, political-economic and cultural — that have...Read More about BorderWork(s)
GreaterThanGames Lab
The GreaterThanGames Lab aims to build a game platform that brings together virtual and real world components, is adaptable over a range of networked and programmable devices including desktop computers as well as iPhones, iPads, etc., and develops...Read More about GreaterThanGames Lab
Haiti Lab
The Haiti Lab merges research, education, and practical applications of innovative thinking for Haiti’s disaster recovery and for the expansion of Haitian studies in the U.S. and Haiti. Located at the FHI’s headquarters at the Smith Warehouse, the...Read More about Haiti Lab
BorderWork(s)
BorderWork(s) draws together critical perspectives from the humanities, social sciences, and policy studies to explore the acts of division and demarcation — representational and material, symbolic, political-economic and cultural — that have...Read More about BorderWork(s)
GreaterThanGames Lab
The GreaterThanGames Lab aims to build a game platform that brings together virtual and real world components, is adaptable over a range of networked and programmable devices including desktop computers as well as iPhones, iPads, etc., and develops...Read More about GreaterThanGames Lab
Haiti Lab
The Haiti Lab merges research, education, and practical applications of innovative thinking for Haiti’s disaster recovery and for the expansion of Haitian studies in the U.S. and Haiti. Located at the FHI’s headquarters at the Smith Warehouse, the...Read More about Haiti Lab
Audiovisualities
The Audiovisualities Lab explores the connections between image and sound, in practice and in theory. Through projects, classes, workshops, and other programs, the Lab aims to provide a structure for encouraging teaching and research in the booming...Read More about Audiovisualities
BorderWork(s)
BorderWork(s) draws together critical perspectives from the humanities, social sciences, and policy studies to explore the acts of division and demarcation — representational and material, symbolic, political-economic and cultural — that have...Read More about BorderWork(s)
Audiovisualities
The Audiovisualities Lab explores the connections between image and sound, in practice and in theory. Through projects, classes, workshops, and other programs, the Lab aims to provide a structure for encouraging teaching and research in the booming...Read More about Audiovisualities
Global Brazil Lab
The Lab’s featured courses in Fall 2014 will include “Global Brazil” and “Capoeira: Culture and Practice.” Students will also have the opportunity to participate in faculty-led research projects focused on art and popular culture (with the goal of...Read More about Global Brazil Lab
Global Brazil Lab
The Lab’s featured courses in Fall 2014 will include “Global Brazil” and “Capoeira: Culture and Practice.” Students will also have the opportunity to participate in faculty-led research projects focused on art and popular culture (with the goal of...Read More about Global Brazil Lab
Story Lab
We live in an age when stories—whether in the form of myths, novels, film and television series, virtual reality games, news narratives and commercial branding, among many others—are more vital than ever. Proceeding from a conviction that there is...Read More about Story Lab
Global Brazil Lab
The Lab’s featured courses in Fall 2014 will include “Global Brazil” and “Capoeira: Culture and Practice.” Students will also have the opportunity to participate in faculty-led research projects focused on art and popular culture (with the goal of...Read More about Global Brazil Lab
Story Lab
We live in an age when stories—whether in the form of myths, novels, film and television series, virtual reality games, news narratives and commercial branding, among many others—are more vital than ever. Proceeding from a conviction that there is...Read More about Story Lab