News & Updates

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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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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Virtual Work and Social Living

(Disclaimer: this was posted a couple of months ago on the other platform) What will the future hold when it comes to the virtual world? Since March, much of the world has been living a virtual reality modifying our lives, workplaces, and homes into untouchable spaces through the internet and our screens. We have learned to get creative and work remotely in unexpected ways through professions...

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Creating a Website – The Art of a Computer’s Brain

https://images.app.goo.gl/8YABK8x44Tzcrx4h9 Remember the desktop application Paint? I always envisioned how I would want to create a website from the surface level of making demands and thinking I can enter some type of platform where it is like a paint canvas. What I have been learning is that creating a website is not only about how we want the eye to see an attractive creation through our...

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Digital Pedagogy | Disseminating Accessibility

One positive that may have come out of socially-distanced learning and research is creativity, the need for open-access, and collaboration. While COVID-19 has propelled and inspired innovative techniques in digital pedagogy, it has also illuminated the lack of data openly available for education. As a discipline, forensic anthropology is hands-on and highly visual, especially in education....

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