What does Digital Humanities work look like at MSU?

Digital Humanities takes many forms and operates in various places around MSU’s campus. DH@MSU supports this work by providing funding for projects and professional development, offering consultations, and creating opportunities to share with the community.  We take pride in the diversity and interdisciplinarity of the DH@MSU community and invite you to learn more about its work.

Where can I get help with Digital Humanities work?

We are here to answer your questions about Digital Humanities and how it intersects with your work. Whether for a one-on-one discussion about a project idea, collaborative technical troubleshooting, or planning a class visit, we are excited to further your engagement and success in digital humanities. In addition to the people below, there are experts available through the Digital Scholarship Lab on campus.

Kate Topham

Digital Humanities Archivist

Email: tophamka [at] msu.edu

Available to discuss digital preservation, digital collections and exhibits, data cleaning, python, text analysis (including topic modelling and machine learning), data visualization, and all things metadata.

Kristen Mapes

Assistant Director of Digital Humanities

Book an appointment directly
Email: kmapes [at] msu [.] edu

Available to discuss project management, teaching in/with DH, computational image analysis, working with basic network and text analysis tools, grant development, digital preservation, and introductory mapping technologies. Also available to strategize website development for individuals and projects.

How can I get training?

There are many strategies for learning and experimenting with new methods and tools in digital humanities. Below are a few tutorials and workshop materials from the DH@MSU community and beyond.