ColLAB: KU Research Collaborative
ColLAB is a humanities-based “lab” comprised of Africanist faculty and Kiswahili students. Our lab offers a new model for research that emphasizes an interdisciplinary team approach to the study of pressing global social problems.
Bridging East Africa’s Digital Health Divides is a humanities-based lab funded by a three year-long “Research Collaboratives” grant from the Hall Center for the Humanities.
Our LAB intends to create a research and training structure similar to that in the basic sciences — lab meetings, colloquia, journal clubs, and other activities that provide valuable scholarly dialogue — for research and training in the humanities. Although collaboration is nothing new in the humanities and social sciences, this is the first humanities-based lab at KU to explicitly model itself in this way.