Humlab-X was started in 2012 as a part of HUMlab.
Humlab is located at Campus Umeå and is a meeting place for the humanities, culture and information technology in a creative environment. The digital medium is not just a tool it's also an arena, a form of expression and a study object. Humlab has many cooperation partners around Sweden and the rest of the world.
At the moment Humlab is involved in a research project that will go on for several years – Media Places – together with Stanford University (USA) and Lund University. Humlab has contributed to the fact that Umeå University is now a strong player within the field of digital humanities and culture.