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.

The IRIS Center mission aims to:

  • Facilitate cross-disciplinary and collaborative projects that involve innovative uses of technology in the humanities and social sciences.
  • Support these projects via access to physical facilities, equipment, 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 applications and resources.
  • Promote digital endeavors that intersect with community initiatives and organizations.