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Research, Pedagogy, and Training
MSU Libraries Digital Humanities
The Michigan State University Libraries Digital Humanities team works in partnership with faculty, students, organizations, and centers to grow and sustain Digital Humanities research and pedagogy. Strengths of the Digital Humanities team include text analysis, image analysis, network analysis, visualization, digital preservation, and data curation.
Matrix: Center for Digital Humanities and Social Sciences
Matrix, the Center for Digital Humanities and Social Sciences at Michigan State University, is devoted to the application of new technologies for teaching, research, and outreach. As one of the premier humanities computing centers in the United States, Matrix creates and maintains online resources, provides training in computing and new teaching technologies, and creates forums for the exchange of ideas and expertise in the field.
Cultural Heritage Informatics Initiative
Hosted by the Department of Anthropology in partnership MATRIX: The Center for Digital Humanities & Social Sciences, the Cultural Heritage Informatics Initiative is a platform for interdisciplinary scholarly collaboration and communication in the domain of Cultural Heritage Informatics at Michigan State University. In addition, the initiative strives to equip students (both graduate and undergraduate in the many cultural heritage focused disciplines at MSU with the methodological skills necessary creatively and thoughtfully apply information, communication, and computing technology to cultural heritage materials, influence the current state of digital cultural heritage, and become thought leaders for the future of digital cultural heritage.
Writing in Digital Environments (WIDE) Research
Writing in Digital Environments (WIDE) Research is a research area operating within the context of MATRIX. WIDE’s maintains its historical focus on creating new knowledge about digital communication, and we remain committed to results that have impact via academic literatures and via more public outcomes, such as events, performances, and software.
College of Arts and Letters, Digital Humanities
Faculty in the college engage in a range of cross- and multi-disciplinary digital humanities projects that span topics including neurocognitive functions, literary attention, and close reading; intellectual property issues in digital spaces and implications on authorship, authority, and textual control; microbial alchemy biotechnology, and digital art; and the development of open-source web platforms designed to engage users in creating and relating digitized primary evidence for humanities research. Students can become active in Digital Humanities through the college curriculum, which includes an undergraduate Digital Humanities Specialization and a graduate-level Digital Humanities Certificate.
The Creativity Exploratory provides the opportunity to reach beyond honing the core skills of majors in the College of Arts and Letters – writing, research, visual and textual literacy, information organization – by bringing these various skill sets together in a free-spirited laboratory setting that offers rich cross-fertilization.
Digital Humanities and LIterary Cognition Lab
The Digital Humanities and Literary Cognition (DHLC) lab is an interdisciplinary center for research, teaching, and learning that provides a space for collaborative and creative projects on topics such as literary neuroscience, the history of cognition and media, and theories of knowledge production in the digital age.
Games for Entertainment and Learning Lab
The mission of the Games for Entertainment and Learning (GEL) Lab at Michigan State University is to design innovative prototypes, techniques, and complete games for entertainment and learning and to advance state of the art knowledge about social and individual effects of digital games.