The Modernism Lab is a virtual space dedicated to collaborative research into the roots of literary modernism. We hope, by a process of shared investigation, to describe the emergence of modernism out of a background of social, political, and existential ferment. The project begins with the period 1914-1926, from the outbreak of the first world war to the full-blown emergence of English modernism. The Lab supports undergraduate courses on Modern Poetry, the Modern British Novel, and Joyce’s Ulysses and a graduate course in English and Comparative Literature, “Moderns, 1914-1926.” Students in the classes contribute materials to the website and use it as the platform for their ongoing research. The main components of the website are an innovative research tool, YNote, containing information on the activities of 24 leading modernist writers during this crucial period and a wiki consisting of brief interpretive essays on literary works and movements of the period.