Liao Zhang – New CHI Fellow

Hello! My name is Liao Zhang, and I am a doctoral candidate in the History Department at Michigan State University. It is my honor to join the Cultural Heritage Informatics Initiative and become a junior fellow in the 2019- 2020 academic year. My academic interest...

Jen Andrella, New CHI Fellow

Hello! My name is Jen Andrella and I am excited to take part in the 2019-2020 CHI Fellowship. I am a fourth-year Ph.D. Candidate in the History Department. My current research explores Montana Territory as a case study to connect late 19th-century territorial...

Zach Francis – Returning CHI Fellow

Hello World, again. My name is Zach Francis and I am lucky enough to be returning for another year in the CHI fellowship. This will be my second year in the fellowship and my third year in the Anthropology PhD program. I was also offered a graduate assistant position...

Summer Update to Africa’s Imperial Commodities

This summer, I updated Africa’s Imperial Commodities, a digital history project that explores export data from Africa to Europe. I added a new commodity page that examines the history of gum exports from West Africa. Additionally, I updated other pages to...

Launching: Weaving Heritage

I am thrilled to launch my CHI project: Weaving Heritage! I hope you’ll take the time to look through the site and check out the models that are available. Visitors can examine and compare the design difference between Yvonne and Arnolds’ work as well as learn a bit...

CHIMIRA Launch Post

            CHIMIRA is a metadata schema created for the management and description of cultural heritage assets within an archaeological purview. This metadata schema was incorporated into a digital repository for MSU collections. While the digital repository has been...