Lund University Humanities Lab
Research areas and keywords
UKÄ subject classification
Type of infrastructure
- Digital collections
DescriptionLund University Humanities Lab is an interdisciplinary department for research infrastructure, technology and training. We host research instruments (see Equipment and resources), methodological know-how, and data management expertise. We are connected to other LU infrastructures such as LUNARC for scientific computing, Lund Bio Imaging Centre, etc., and are a member of the strategic research area e-Science. We are a certified Knowledge Centre in the European consortium for language technology ERIC CLARIN, and a member of the national consortium Swe-CLARIN.
Lab activities target issues of communication, culture, cognition and learning, but many projects are interdisciplinary and conducted in collaboration with other disciplines, or with stakeholders in society such as education, cultural institutions, or industry. We have partners and collaborators locally, nationally, and internationally. The Lab currently has 500+ users in 55+ projects. Half of the users come from Humanities, and the rest from other faculties at LU or externally.
Further details are found in the Annual reports 2011-2018: http://www.humlab.lu.se/en/about/annual-report/ The lab was awarded the grade Excellent in the external evaluation HTRQ14.
Equipment and resourcesFacilities: an anechoic chamber; a professional studio for sound and film production, experimental rooms at the Centre for Languages & Literature and at LUX.
Equipment: audio- and video recording equipment (incl. microphones, mixer and editing machinery); electromagnetic articulography (2); a BioPac system; a corpus server for language data; EEG (x2, EGI and Neuroscan); eye-trackers (ca 35 of different kinds; SMI, Tobii, EyeLink); motion capture (Qualisys optical motion capture system); 3D laser scanners (1 Faro Focus phaseshift laserscanner; 2 NextEngine triangulation 3D-scanners); virtual reality facilities including a cube (located at IKDC); differential GPS-systems.
Expertise: a methodologist/statistician; 2 research engineers; a programmer; a corpus manager; a systems manager, plus specific expertise on technologies including text, language, and data management related technology.
Digital and physical collectionsThe corpus server hosts annotated and meta described multimodal language data in a mid-term perspective. https://corpora.humlab.lu.se/ds/asv/?1
Services providedThe Lab provides access to experimental facilities, to a range of sensor-based technologies, to computational resources needed to work with the data; the Lab provides training in the technologies at hand and the associated methods in the form of long (PhD) courses, and shorter group tutorials on demand. We also provide consultation on a range of methodological issues. The Lab is also a certified Knowledge Centre in the European consortium for language technology ERIC CLARIN, and a member of the national consortium Swe-CLARIN.
Management of the infrastructureDirector chairing a steering committee
Available for loanAvailable for loan - internal and external
Terms of access:
The Lab is open to all scholars at LU free of change (with the exception of consumables, for example for EEG). External university users with connections to LU also have free access. Other users are changed a fee depending on the equipment and staff needs.
Access is regulated through an application procedure that involves a first contact with responsibles for specific equipment (found through functional email addresses for each type of equipment), followed by a meeting with the directorship and the signing of a user agreement form.
Policy documents on access: http://www.humlab.lu.se/en/about/policy-documents/ http://www.humlab.lu.se/en/about/project-management/