The materials consist of administrative records, subject files, conference materials, and email documenting the functions
and projects of the Stanford Humanities Lab.
Founded by Jeffrey Schnapp (Comparative Literature) in 1999, the Stanford Humanities Lab (SHL) enabled scholars in the humanities
to undertake mid- to large-scale team-based research projects. By supporting innovative research, SHL sought to expand the
scope and scale of humanitas, supplementing traditional humanities training with "hands-on" experiences in a true laboratory
setting. In 2003, Henry Lowood (Curator for History of Science & Technology Collections; Film & Media Collections) became
co-director of the lab. Schanpp and Lowood were later joined by Michael Shanks (Archaeology), who directed lab as a team until
2009 when it evolved into separate projects. The Stanford Humanities Lab was a Center for Transdiciplinary/Post-Disciplinary
Study. With new developments in areas such as biotech, digital culture, global society, SHL believed that some crucial questions
— about what it is to be human, about experience in a connected world, about the boundaries of culture and nature — transcend
the old divisions between the arts, sciences and humanities, between the academy, industry and the cultural sphere.
All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the
Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94304-6064. Consent
is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission
from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/depts/spc/pubserv/permissions.html.
Open for research.