Founded in 2009, the IRIS Center at SIUE is an interdisciplinary facility designed to support individual and collaborative scholarship (at faculty and student levels) that applies digital content as a primary methodology.


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The IRIS Center mission is to:

  • facilitate cross-disciplinary and collaborative projects that involve applications, enhancements and re-conceptualizations of computing and information technology in the humanities and social sciences
  • support these projects via access to physical facilities and human resources
  • foster active mentorship and collaboration between faculty and students at undergraduate and graduate levels
  • encourage the development of curricular innovation that makes significant use of digital and informatics applications and resources
  • promote digital endeavors that intersect with community initiatives and organizations