DISSH Lab Spaces

DISSH LAB SPACES is a part of the Digital Innovation and Scholarship in the Social Sciences and Humanities initiative at East Carolina University. The first Lab space located in Brewster D-212 is open to faculty and students working on digital projects. It is a sub-space of the GIS Center with computers and GIS software available for students and faculty.

The lab also offers headset/microphones, iPads, external microphones to check out to use in the lab space. The lab space in Brewster D-212 is unique in offering a MakerBot 3D Scanner and a MakerBot Z18 3D Printer for creative and collaborative digital research and teaching projects.


The second Lab space is located in Bate 2009 and offers a variety of equipment and software available for students and faculty to work on their projects.

  • 23 iMac computers with Retina 4K display
    3.0GHz quad-core 7th-generation Intel Core i5 processor, Turbo Boost up to 3.5GHz
    8GB 2400MHz DDR4
    1TB Fusion Drive
    Radeon Pro 555 with 2GB video memory
  • 2 Lenovo stations
  • Interactive White Board (upon request)
  • A black/white and color printing stations
  • Headphones Logitech with built-in microphones (upon request)
  • Studio quality USB Microphones (Blue Nessie, Snowball, Spark: upon request)
  • Specialized foreign language translation software SDL Trados Studio 2017 Professional
  • Camtasia
  • Adobe Master Collection CS6 – Acrobat X Pro, After Effects, Audition, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Flash Pro, Flash Builder, InDesign, Illustrator, Lightroom, Photoshop Extended, and Premiere Pro.

There is a check-out system for equipment: all hardware taken out of the lab space must be signed off by Dr. Irina Swain, Educational Technology Consultant. Please contact Dr. Irina Swain 328-2103, Lab coordinator, for any questions/requests.


Equipment Available for Check Out or Reservation

The DISSH Lab offers a wide verity of equipment to meet your multi-media and hardware needs.
Please see below what the DISSH Lab has to offer. Some of the equipment cannot be taken out of the lab.


Spark MicrophoneSpark Digital microphone is the world’s first studio condenser microphone to offer both USB and iPad connectivity.

Available: Microphone Spark

Foot Pedal imageTranscription Foot Pedal is compatible with many transcription software programs.

Infinity Foot Control IN-USB-2

Available: Foot Pedal

Manfrotto Tripod imageManfrotto Tripod MT055XPRO3 Aluminum 3-Section with Horizontal Column

Manfrotto 3-way Head with retractable levers MH804-3W

Available: Tripod


iPad imageThe iPad combines the computing power of a laptop with the portability of a smartphone.

Available: 1 iPad mini 128 GB & 2 iPads Air 128 GB with Magnetic clip-on keyboard cover

Final Cut Pro imageFinal Cut Pro X is a revolutionary video editing application that helps beginners and seasoned professionals achieve stunning results.

garageBand logoGarageBand is a whole music creation studio right inside your Mac -with a complete sound library that includes software instruments, presets for guitar and voice, and virtual session drummers


Adobe Creative imageAdobe Creative Suite 6 Design &Web Premium software combines industry-leading tools for outstanding design in multiple media.

Comtasia Studio wordmarkCamtasia gives you the tools you need to record on-screen activity, edit and enhance your content, and share in high-quality to viewers anywhere.