coloniaLab is an experimental workshop for the collaborative electronic edition of manuscript and rare print texts related to early Latin America. We examine theoretical and practical questions related to the digital transmission of colonial–era texts, and in the process, seek to produce accurate and accessible versions of previously unavailable writings.

coloniaLab also explores strategies for preparing new generations of scholars who can engage creatively with the complex textual history of the region. To this end, we involve students in hands–on digital research within the context of in–class projects, paid/unpaid internships, and directed independent studies.

Led by Dr. Clayton McCarl, coloniaLab is an affiliated project of the Digital Humanities Institute at the University of North Florida (UNF), and the Alliance for Digital Research on Early Latin America (ADRELA).