Initially funded by the Neubauer Family Collegium for Culture and Society, the Textual Optics Lab is a Digital Humanities Lab uniting a diverse group of scholars at the University of Chicago in literature and history. This includes the ARTFL-Project and the Chicago Text Lab. The lab's projects centers on the concept and practice of scalable reading, drawing on a variety of qualitative and computational methods. Our goal is to merge these methods to develop a uniquely UChicago style of data-driven humanistic research. For more details, see our mission statement.