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October 1, 2010

Announcing the Cultural Heritage Informatics Initiative

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We’re extremely pleased to announce the launch of the Michigan State University Cultural Heritage Informatics Initiative. The CHI Initiative will ultimately serve two main purposes. First, it will be a platform for scholars across a wide variety of cultural heritage disciplines, departments, and programs at Michigan State University (social anthropology, archaeology, history, art history, cultural and historical geography, classics, museum studies, etc) to collaborate and communicate in the domain of cultural heritage informatics. Its extremely important to note that when we say “scholars,” we’re not just referring to professors, but professional staff (librarians, archivists, technologists, etc) and graduate students as well (heck, even undergraduates). Second, the CHI Initiative will serve as a platform for a variety of educational efforts designed to equip students (both undergraduate and graduate) with the practical and analytical skills necessary to creatively apply information and communication technologies to cultural heritage materials, Read More

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October 1, 2010

Call for Cultural Heritage Informatics Fellows

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The Cultural Heritage Informatics Initiative invites applications for its 2010-2011 Cultural Heritage Informatics Fellowship program.

The Cultural Heritage Informatics Fellowships offer MSU graduate students in departments and programs with an emphasis on cultural heritage (Anthropology, History, Art History, Museum Studies, Historical & Cultural Geography, Classics, etc.) the theoretical and methodological skills necessary to creatively apply information, computing, and communication technologies to cultural heritage materials. In addition, the fellowships provide graduate students with the opportunity to influence the current state of cultural heritage informatics, and become leaders for the future of cultural heritage informatics.

During the course of their fellowship (which lasts an academic year), students will collaboratively develop a significant and innovative cultural heritage informatics project. Projects might include (but are certainly not limited to) a serious game, a mobile application, a digital archive, or a collaborative digital publication. To support their work, fellows will receive a stipend of $2000 Read More