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  • Getting Started in the Digital Humanities: Beginner Tools (September 2017)

    Dates:

    September 17, 2017.  3:00 pm - 4:30 pm.

    Location:

    REAL Classroom, 3 W Instruction Room, Main Library, 366 W Circle Dr, Okemos, MI 48864

    Description:

    Find out about the Digital Humanities in this introductory workshop: what it is, resources for learning more and getting help on campus, and events on campus this semester and beyond. Then we will get started in the Digital Humanities through introductions to, and experimentation with, text analysis and visualization tools. You will come out of this workshop with hands-on experience using several browser-based tools, as well as resources for exploring and analyzing data further in the future.

  • MATRIX - The Center for Digital Humanities and Social Sciences

    Location:

    Natural Sciences Building, Room 409, 288 Farm Lane, East Lansing, MI  48824

    Description:

    Matrix, the Center for Digital Humanities and Social Sciences at Michigan State University, is devoted to the application of new technologies for teaching, research, and outreach. As one of the premier humanities computing centers in the United States, Matrix creates and maintains online resources, provides training in computing and new teaching technologies, and creates forums for the exchange of ideas and expertise in the field. Matrix houses major digital library repositories including to the African Online Digital Library (AODL), Detroit Public Television’s American Black Journal video archives, Historical Voices, and the Quilt Index.

  • New Media Drivers License Training Program

    Location:

    This course meets twice on campus in East Lansing, MI, with the remainder of the program online.  Private New Media Training for businesses is also available.

    Description:

    This course is a new wave in education in which the student or small business team is fully engaged and learning through guided experience. After participants leave the New Media Driver's License® Seminars, they will have a strong, professional and optimized online presence.  The participant will use digital marketing, develop content for blogs, write digital public relations (PR), master social media sites like Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter and YouTube, build community with customers, practice search engine optimization and search engine marketing, and understand how Google and Yahoo! search rankings impact the business bottom line.

  • Quello Center Lectures (April 2017)

    Dates:

    Please see the current schedule on the Quello Center Events page.

    Description:

    The James and Mary Quello Center is focused on stimulating and informing debate on media, communication and information policy for our digital age. The Quello Center’s research often challenges taken-for-granted assumptions about the role of technology, policy and regulation in society. The Center’s researchers value collaboration across Michigan State University and with other centers of excellence focused on issues that arise from the political, social and economic visions and realities of the Internet and related technologies and policies of (un)networked localities, nations, and societies around the world.  The Quello Center lectures bring invited speakers who address issues of digital communication and media in the political and social realm.

    Upcoming lectures in April 2017 include:

    • A Free Digital Society, a Quello Lecture by Richard Stallman (April 11, 2017)
    • Maja Andjelkovic on Building Ecosystems for Digital Entrepreneurship (April 14, 2017)
    • Connected Lives, a Quello Lecture by Barry Wellman (April 26, 2017)

     

  • Sharper Focus/Wider Lens Forums (2017 - 2018)

    Dates:

    Please see the current schedule at the website below.

    Location:

    MSU Union, East Lansing, MI

    Description:

    This lecture series offers students, faculty, staff and the Greater Lansing community the opportunity to grapple with important issues or questions in a trans-disciplinary format. The faculty panel will bring their unique research, teaching and writing experiences from a wide range of disciplines to explore contemporary and historical issues. Refreshments are provided.

     

  • Writing, Information, and Digital Experience: WIDE Research Center

    Location:

    7 Olds Hall at MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824

    Description:

    At Michigan State University, the WIDE (Writing, Information, and Digital Experience) Research Center focuses on researching and innovating experiences for emerging technologies in the Digital Humanities, including uses of social user experiences to solve social, cultural, and political problems; ways of constructing computational analytics for improving persuasive communication, and the need to create new forms of public engagement and democratic practice on a global scale. The outcomes of our research projects include publications and applications aimed at enriching these conversations. The following are our current areas of focus: Participatory Memory, Computational Rhetoric, Writing Program Assessment, Clinical Healthcare Experiences, and Legal Experiences.

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