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MSU 2013 Cultural Heritage Institute

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    Hi all — the following announcement from Ethan Watrall of MSU regarding the 2013 Cultural Heritage Institute might of interest:

    The 2013 Cultural Heritage Informatics (CHI) Fieldschool introduces students to the tools and methods required to creatively apply information and computing technologies to cultural heritage materials and questions.

    The CHl Fieldschool is a unique experience in which students come together for 5 weeks to collaboratively work on cultural heritage informatics projects. In the process they learn to envision and build applications and digital user experiences for cultural heritage – exploring skills such as programming, web design & development, user experience design, project management, digital storytelling, etc.

    Build soundly on the principle of “building as a way of knowing,” the CHI Fieldschool embraces the idea that students develop a better understanding of cultural heritage informatics by actually building tools, applications, and digital user experiences.

    2013 Fieldschool Theme: Each year, the CHI Fieldschool has a theme which guides and informs all work and projects undertaken by students. This year’s theme is “Visualization: Time, Space, and Data.”

    The CHI Fieldschool is offered through the MSU Department of Anthropology as ANP491 (6 Credits)

    DIRECTOR & CONTACT: ETHAN WATRALL (WATRALL@MSU.EDU)
    INFO & APPLY: CHI.ANTHROPOLOGY.MSU.EDU/FIELDSCHOOL
    DATES: MAY 27-JULY 3

    N.B. Interested graduate students from CIC Schools may wish to investigate participating through the CIC Traveling Scholars Program, which lets graduate students enroll on their home CIC campus while participating in a class on another CIC campus. For information, see: http://www.cic.net/projects/shared-courses/traveling-scholar-program/introduction

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