“What DH Means to Me” is a regular feature in the Digital Humanities Newsletters. Members of the DH community across MSU campus share how they “do DH” in their own practice.

What DH Means to Me: Natalie Phillips

When I first came to MSU, I didn’t even think to consider myself part of digital humanities. I was someone who studied the eighteenth-century novel and the history of mind who also happened to do cognitive approaches to literature, using tools like fMRI and behavioral methods from psychology to study our responses to fiction and the arts. Sure, we did text analysis of Jane Austen novels and presented a chapter digitally for brain scans. I was learning to read Python a little, but I couldn’t write lines of code. Was I part of DH?

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What DH Means To Me: Steve Rachman

Whether as a faculty member in the English department, a co-founder of the DHLC, a director of American Studies, or leading DH in the College of Arts & Letters, I have been working with Digital Humanities for more than twenty-five years and it meanings have shifted over that time, but I think the constants have lay in its usefulness for thinking about literature, reaching out to new communities, and creating new forms of access and scholarship.  My first encounter with this “thing” called or would come to be called Digital Humanities...

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What DH Means to Me: Amanda Tickner

am the GIS (Geographic Information Systems) Librarian at MSU and I have a PhD in Anthropology from UNC-CH. As a GIS Librarian, I help people with all things related to GIS, including consulting about using GIS in research and classes, supporting learning with GIS workshops, and helping people find GIS data. What attracts me to helping people as a GIS librarian and what drew me to Anthropology is the broad range of subjects they can encompass and connect to.

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