Margaux Smith

What is your current major?

My major is Interdisciplinary Humanities with an additional major in French and minors in DH and professional writing.

How did you find Digital Humanities? 

I found DH through the study abroad program, I had no idea what to expect, and I was pleasantly surprised. My friend had asked me to apply for it with her so we could go together, but she dropped it at the last moment. I went on, and it was one of the best decisions of my college career.

What do you like most about Digital Humanities?

My favorite part about DH is being able to work creatively and collaboratively. 

How is Digital Humanities enriching your academic experience?

DH has allowed me to explore research skills, develop team working skills, and most of all it has helped me to learn new things like website design or graphic design. 

What have you learned so far that you didn’t expect about Digital Humanities?

I have learned more skills than I can name, but the most surprising would be time management and project building. 

What advice might you have for other students as it relates to Digital Humanities?

Advice I would give is to be open to new ideas and to not be afraid to share your ideas as well.

The following piece was originally created for the DH@MSU Newsletter and was featured in the September 20, 2023 issue. Subscribe to the Newsletter here.