SAVE THE DATE: JUNE 14-17, 2021

Dream Lab is a week-long digital humanities training opportunity hosted by the University of Pennsylvania and designed to help humanists become more confident and thoughtful users, creators, and critics of digital technology. There are 8 courses to choose from, each of which combines technology instruction with practical application. Dream Lab is open to everyone but has been designed especially to serve early-stage scholars aspiring to be teaching faculty, research librarians, or archivists.

While we are planning to host Dream Lab 2021 in person at the University of Pennsylvania we are simultaneously planning for the very real possibility that campus will remain closed and that we will need to host Dream Lab remotely. Th University has said that it will provide guidance on large events in December so we have decided to delay opening registration until then.

If Dream Lab 2021 is remote, it will still take place during the week of June 14 but each class will be composed of the now familiar combination of synchronous and asynchronous activities with large group, break-out group and individual work. The cost to attend will be significantly less than an person event.

If Dream Lab 2021 is held in person, we are making arrangements for there to be remote options for people who want to participate but cannot travel to Philadelphia. The cost of an in-person Dream Lab will be similar though probably less than it was in 2019. As in years past, Dream Lab will be free of charge to Penn students.

Dream Lab is organized by the Price Lab for Digital Humanities and the Penn Libraries.



Price Lab’s week-long digital humanities training institute Dream Lab was canceled in 2020 due to safety concerns around COVID-19. We created a podcast series, not as a replacement, but rather to introduce you to some of the people who make Dream Lab such a great experience!

Start with our introductory episode to learn more!