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The Digital History Lab (DHL), located in Hamilton 510, is a resource to help students and faculty incorporate digital tools and methodologies into their research and teaching. Serving both students and faculty, the DHL provides a wide range of resources, including:

  • One-on-One consultation for digital research and pedagogy.
  • A lab space with hardware and software to support a variety of digital history projects.
  • Technology training for some of the most common digital humanities applications.
  • Links to digital humanities resources and events across UNC-Chapel Hill and the Research Triangle
  • A forum for digital historians at UNC to workshop ideas and share their work.

Using the tools of the DHL, faculty and staff can experiment with a variety of digital technologies and methodologies, such as:

  • GIS
  • Story mapping
  • Oral history and podcasts
  • Data visualization
  • Website creation, blogging, and public scholarship
  • Audiovisual editing
  • Digital archiving

The DHL is open to all History Department faculty, staff, and students, regardless of rank or experience level. To reserve time in the DHL, visit the Scheduling tab above. For other questions or suggestions, contact us at

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