The Cultural Heritage Informatics Initiative

Administered by the Department of Anthropology in partnership with the Lab for Educational Advancement in Digital Research and MATRIX: The Center for Digital Humanities and Social Sciences, the Cultural Heritage Informatics Initiative supports efforts that equip students with the skills and experience to thoughtfully apply digital methods and computational approaches to cultural heritage materials, collections, data, challenges, and questions.

Cultural Heritage Informatics Grad Fellowship Program

The CHI Grad Fellowship Program provides Michigan State University graduate students with the skills to thoughtfully apply digital methods and computational approaches in the domain of cultural heritage. Fellowship activities are fundamentally applied, embrace an ethos of openness, and privilege collaboration and interdisciplinarity.

Digital Heritage Fieldschool

Open to both non-MSU and MSU students alike, the Digital Heritage Fieldschool is an intensive, 5-week long, 6 credit course in which students build applied skills and gain practical experience in the thoughtful application of digital methods and computational approaches to critical challenges and pressing topics in the world of heritage.

Recent Updates From the CHI Blog:

Launching The Black Shadow Box | An educational database about Black artists from the past and present.

The canon timeline of art history typically focuses on white artists, more so male white artists, but in recent times there has been a push to acknowledge the contribution of women artists and artists of color. In American Art, the contributions of Black artists are slowly yet surely being recognized. Most are from the 20th and 21st centuries, but African Americans have...

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