The Digital Humanities lab is a collaborative digital maker space at the University of Missouri – St. Louis. We define digital humanities as work that seeks to better understand human experience through digital research tools, public-facing interpretation, and public engagement/community-based work. The humanities, broadly defined, stretch across all aspects of human culture. How do we make meaning? How do we wield power? How do we make lives and create representations of our experiences? The Digital Humanities lab offers tools for UMSL scholars and students to publish work engaging these important questions.

Melba Roy in the 1960s led a group of human computers who tracked the Echo satellites in NASA. Photo courtesy of the National Archives.