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:

The Lansing Culinary Heritage Trail: A Digital Project by Dani M. Willcutt

The Lansing Culinary Heritage Trail is a web-based map that is meant for entertainment as well as education and it is meant to be experienced both digitally and in person. “Tourists” on the trail are encouraged to stop in and patronize the businesses that are still operating. The Lansing Culinary Heritage Trail taps into the wide audience of people who are interested in...

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