SourceLab is a digital humanities research collective established in 2015 by the Department of History at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. With support from the Humanities Without Walls Consortium and the Humanities Research Institute, SourceLab sponsors classes, public events, and digital experiments that explore the intersection between information technology and the future of the historical record.  We produce a peer-reviewed series of student-authored digital documentary work, also called SourceLab.

Interested in creating a digital edition with SourceLab? Find out more about the submission process. 

Want to read our editions? Check out the journal, SourceLab.

Want to work with us? Find out more about our Editorial Board and Steering Committees here, or reach out to us at


Posts and updates from SourceLab

Our Newest Edition: “Changing Activism: Hal Baron Lays Out Strategy for Civil Rights in Public Housing”

SourceLab is excited to announce the publication of a new edition: “Changing Activism: Hal Baron Lays Out Strategy for Civil Rights in Public Housing.” This edition presents Hal Baron’s strategic memorandum and contextualizes it within Chicago’s housing policies and activism in the Civil Rights Era. Students and researchers can explore the strategy Baron envisioned as it …

HRI Event: Digitizing Ethically 11-11 @ 12:00 P.M.

Join us for our next HRI event, tomorrow at 12:00! How do we create digital cultural heritage resources in conversation with communities? Join us for a discussion of doing history in a digital age and working with community partners as they preserve their own stories. Two recommended readings will frame our conversation about how to …