Land and Legacy investigates the University of Virginia’s and UVA Foundation’s land development and expansion throughout Charlottesville and Albemarle County since the 1980s. In light of UVA’s 2030 plan to be “Great and Good,” Land and Legacy examines how these developments have affected local communities, and place these impacts in dialogue with UVA’s public narratives.

The Praxis Program

Land and Legacy was created by the 2019-2020 Praxis cohort. Praxis is a project of the Scholars’ Lab at the University of Virginia Library. It reimagines graduate methodological training for the demands of the humanities in the digital age. Each year, the Praxis Program funds a team of five or six UVA graduate students from a variety of disciplines to apprentice with the Scholars’ Lab. Under the guidance of Scholars’ Lab faculty and staff, Praxis Fellows receive intensive training in digital methods and tools in the fall and collaborate to design and create a full-fledged digital humanities project or software tool in the spring. The 2019-2020 cohort was encouraged to create a digital project in the spirit of the Charlottesville Regional Equity Atlas.

The members of the 2019-2020 cohort are:

Special Thanks

We could not have created Land and Legacy without the assistance, guidance, and support of staff at the UVA Library Scholars’ Lab. We especially want to thank the following:

This project also benefited immensely from numerous scholars and community leaders outside the Scholars’ Lab. Our sincere and wholehearted thanks goes out to the following:

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