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Call for 2021-2022 Cultural Heritage Informatics Graduate Fellowship Applications

The Cultural Heritage Informatics Initiative invites applications for its 2021-2022 Cultural Heritage Informatics Graduate Fellowship program. The Cultural Heritage Informatics Fellowships offer MSU graduate students the skills to creatively and thoughtfully apply digital methods and computational approaches to cultural heritage collections, materials, data, questions, and challenges. 2021-2022...

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3DMMS Initiative: Summer Expansion

This summer I am working on an extension of my 2020-2021 CHI Fellowship project: 3D MMS Initiative. This website was initially created with the focus of disseminating a pedagogical tool for users to learn macromorphoscopic traits. The website highlights three-dimensional cranial and postcranial variations of the human skeleton. Hand in hand with the learning the traits of this method is...

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

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 been a part of the...

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Launching Migrating Cuisines Website

Migrating Cuisines is a project created by three Ph.D. students (Marwa Bakabas, Sari Saba-Sadiya, and Ezgi Karaoglu) at Michigan State University. Although we are coming from different academic disciplines, our Middle Eastern roots and common cuisines bind us and functioned as a base of this project.   Face of the website "Migrating Cuisines" “Migrating Cuisines” is a project based on the...

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Mapping Colombian Emblematic MemoriesWhat is this project about? Mapping Colombian Emblematic Memories is a project looking to visualize competing infrastructures of memory in Colombia. Such visualization is needed to understand the contours of the Colombian politics of memory and hopefully to find ways to produce transformative conversations in a context where the institutional reforms are not...

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Launching 3D MMS Initiative|Cranial & Postcranial Three-Dimensional Interactive Learning Instrument

I am excited to announce the official launch of the 3D MMS Initiative! This open-access web platform is a pedagogical instrument for osteologists learning skeletal human variation. The tool focuses on cranial and postcranial variations that are not well represented in digital archives. Currently, there are limited teaching resources available online, limiting accessibility to learning protocols...

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Introducing “Classical Reception in Contemporary Far-Right Politics”

Introducing “Classical Reception in Contemporary Far-Right Politics”

My project this semester has focused on classical reception in contemporary far-right politics. Classical reception is concerned with how classical antiquity is represented or received in different historical and modern contexts. Following the 2016 presidential election, scholars have been more vocal in criticizing the far-right’s use of classical materials from statuary and literature to...

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Introducing “Healthy Visuals”

I am excited to announce the launch of my CHI Fellowship Project, Healthy Visuals. This project has seen a few iterations since I first thought about what it would be in December. The goal of the site is to provide a pedagogical example of rudimentary data visualization to be used in an undergraduate-level methods course for humanities majors. Using health data obtained from Data2020, I...

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Launching Six Degrees of Great Lakes Treaties

Launching Six Degrees of Great Lakes Treaties

It is with great pleasure that I am finally able to announce the public launch of my digital cultural heritage project, Six Degrees of Great Lakes Treaties. The purpose of this project is to provide a dynamic visualization of the tangled Anishinaabe and American social networks weaved through treaty negotiations across the late-eighteenth and nineteenth-century Great Lakes region. Indigenous...

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Launching The Edo Provenance Project

The Edo Provenance Project maps the journey of 100 artifacts looted from the sacking of Benin City by the British in the 1897 punitive expedition and currently on display in various European and American Museums. The Benin bronzes have recently become a contested topic with some institutions planning to repatriate artifacts as soon as 2022. This project aims to organize data surrounding the...

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The Silenced Borders of Yemen

This blog is based on a paper I started for a class when COVID hit back in Spring 2020. I decided I would like to modify and use as a blog post to discuss my interest on political borders. Introduction Little attention has been given to Yemeni refugees and their crisis back in their home country, leaving them silenced and forgotten. This negligence is referring to both those who have been...

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