The Cultural Heritage Informatics Initiative

Administered by the Department of Anthropology in partnership with the Lab for Educational Advancement in Digital Research, 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 Stratford Heritage Guide

I am excited to announce the launch of my ‘22-’23 CHI project, the Stratford Heritage Guide. The presentation of Shakespeare’s legacy has evolved over the centuries, and narratives regarding the greatness of the playwright have been curated in very specific and intentional ways to cement him as an English cultural icon. Although Shakespeare wrote all his plays in London,...

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