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Guide to facilities

Digital Humanities Lab COVID-19 Update

The Digital Humanities Lab has reopened as a COVID-secure space for limited access by authorised Digital Humanities technicians only. We are undertaking priority digitisation work in our photography labs 3 days per week to support Project Enhance in preparation for teaching in Term 1 2020/21.

How to contact us

Module Conveners are encouraged to contact us at digitalhumanities[at] to request the digitisation of archival material linked to your module, or for advice regarding digital content which could be produced to support your modulesPlease provide the relevant catalogue references and as much detail as possible regarding the digital output requirements. Digitisation is subject to the usual copyright approval procedures. 

Whilst our facilities are closed to staff and students, in order prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Lab advisory team are proactively checking our inbox for all support enquiries. We will respond to your enquiry as soon as we are able during our standard opening hours (see below).  

The Lab is not yet open to visitors, in order to keep you and the team safe, please do not attempt to enter the building without prior authorisation from the Lab Manager. The Lab team are able to provide support remotely in Teams upon request.

Digital Humanities Lab remote working

08:30-16:30 Monday to Friday 


Rooms available to book

Digital Humanities Seminar 1

Seminar Room 1 contains our flagship videowall, which can be set up for presentation or for groupwork, with up to 9 separate inputs. 

We have several guides available on the best use of the video wall, including a guide to facilities, a video wall quickstart guide, and advice on how to get the best out of the video wall for teaching. We also have a detailed presentation on using the video wall for teaching

The full terms of booking Seminar Room 1 can be found in the following document: Seminar Room 1 terms of use.

Digital Humanities Seminar 2 (B.02)

Seminar Room 2 is bookable through the central room bookings system, and is particularly suited to small-group screenings for film and video material. 


Our mini MakerSpace is equipped with a graphics workstation for 3D manipulation and processing, and two Makerbot 3D printers. It can also be used for small object photography for photogrammetry, and we have two portable 3D scanners that can be used in the Lab or in the field.

Breakout space

Our breakout space can be used for ad hoc discussions, groupwork and meetings. There are three pod areas available to use informally or to book, each clustered around a display screen which can be connected to display from a laptop. 

Lab 1 - Photography

Lab 1 is our primary photographic lab, and contains our copystand for rapid 2D digitisation of flat material such as photographs, posters, letters and loosely-bound books. 

Lab 2 - Demonstrations and Training

Lab 2 is a flexible space for working with any portable equipment that needs a controlled environment; it has daylight balanced overhead lighting, regulated ventilation and sufficient space for demonstrations to groups of up to 20. It is normally configured for our portable conservation copy cradle, which is particularly suitable for bound volumes and small-scale material requiring conservation-safe handling.

Lab 3 - Audio Visual

The studio space in Lab 3 can be booked for recording and editing sound and video for educational and promotional content. It features an L-shaped main studio area, suitable for two-camera video interviews, and has an acoustically-designed environment to ensure high-quality sound recording with minimised external noise.


For information on using our facilities, please see our bookings and loans page.