MSU Libraries, the College of Arts and Letters, and LEADR offer LOCUS as a forum for graduate students, faculty, and researchers to present works in progress, share ideas, and build relationships. LOCUS takes place twice per semester. Each LOCUS is built around a broad yet distinct theme, method, or topic. LOCUS development is made in collaboration with a rotating cast of at least two academic departments. LOCUS is intended to help foster a vibrant, collaborative, and active research community interested in digital humanities and social science work. All LOCUS presentations will be hosted on the DH @ MSU website. Select presenters will be given the opportunity to write a guest blog post  about their research topic with a focus on the methods and tools utilized to bring the work to fruition. Calls for participation will be released approximately one month prior to the event, and presentation slots are limited. Presentations will be limited to 10  minutes. LOCUS presentation participation is as selective as possible given applicant sample size  and will be made under consultation by academic department partners.


Fall 2016

Modeling, 12/1/2016, 3:00-5:00 [link coming soon]

Spring 2016

Access in a Digital Environment, 2/24/2016, 3:00-5:00

Global Digital Humanities, 4/8/2016, 4:00-6:00 – Part of the inaugural Global Digital Humanities Symposium

Fall 2015

Visualizing and Narrating Space, 11/18/2015, 3:00-4:00

Pedagogy in a Digital Age, 10/14/2015, 3:00-5:00

Spring 2015

Text Analysis in Humanities and Social Science, 4/9/2015, 3:00-5:30

Spatial Analysis in Humanities and Social Science, 2/25/2015, 3:00-5:00