Oliviah Brown

What is your current major/minor?

I double major in English and professional/public writing, and minor in digital humanities.

What do you like most about Digital Humanities?

What I love most is that I get to be a part of a team researching and putting together history and stories into something we create on our own.

How did you find Digital Humanities? 

I found digital humanities from signing up for a digital humanities study abroad program during the summer of 2022. Before signing up, I hadn’t ever heard about the minor, but after being immersed in the studies, I fell in love with it.

How is Digital Humanities enriching your academic experience?

Digital Humanities is enriching my education by throwing me challenges – practices, technologies, and knowledge that I haven’t had to face before – and allowing me to build something that’s enriched with what I’ve brought to my experience in the DH minor and what I’ve learned from it.

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

I’ve learned just how much the humanities aspect interacts with the digital. We put people, history, and arts at the forefront of our work while using the digital to supplement our research.

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

My advice would be to come into this minor ready to be challenged and to be willing to make connections with your peers.

The following piece was originally created for the DH@MSU Newsletter and was featured in the March 29, 2023 issue. Subscribe to the Newsletter here.