As the centerpiece of the School of Arts and Sciences strategic initiative Humanities in the Digital Age, the Price Lab supports innovative uses of technology in the study of history, art, and culture. We work in close partnership with the Penn Libraries and Penn Museum of Archeology and Anthropology to help train faculty and students in the latest digital tools and methods, encourage development of new computing-intensive humanities courses, and promote collaborative faculty-student experiments and research projects.
Established in 2015 with a $7 million gift from Michael and Vikki Price, the Lab is located alongside the Wolf Humanities Center on the 6th floor of Williams Hall. The Price Lab serves as a central node of communication and exchange across Penn’s many departments, centers, and schools with expertise and interest in the digital humanities. We are rapidly expanding our capacity through the hiring of new faculty and technical staff and, with the support of a four-year, $2 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, are launching an array of fellowship programs.