Methods and Models for Building Capacity in Digital Cultural Heritage

Methods and Models for Building Capacity in Digital Cultural Heritage

Talk I gave at Umea University (hosted by HUMLab)

ABSTRACT:

As with many other domains, cultural heritage is entering a new age in which information, computing, and communication technology is having an unavoidable impact on research, teaching, outreaching, and all aspects of scholarly communication. Increasingly, cultural heritage scholars and professionals who have not traditionally characterized themselves as being particularly digitally inclined are being asked to engage with issues, methods, models, and practices that are uniquely digital in nature. Unfortunately, while the need for innovative digital praxis exists, we are only starting to establish methods and models to build vital digital capacity among undergraduates, graduate students, and existing professionals and scholars.

It is within this context that this talk will introduce and explore Michigan State University’s Cultural Heritage Informatics Initiative (chi.anthropology.msu.edu). Hosted by the Department of Anthropology (anthropology.msu.edu) in partnership MATRIX: The Center for Digital Humanities & social Sciences (matrix.msu.edu), the Cultural Heritage Informatics Initiative is a platform for interdisciplinary scholarly collaboration in the domain of digital cultural heritage. Most importantly, especially within the context of this talk, the initiative strives to equip students and professionals with the practical and analytical skills necessary to creatively apply information, communication, and computing technologies to cultural heritage materials and questions.

The ultimate goal of the talk is to suggest an applicable model as well as a series of best practices for building capacity among students and professionals in the domain of digital cultural heritage. Special emphasis will be placed on the deeply collaborative, applied, and interdisciplinary nature of the Cultural Heritage Informatics Initiative. The talk will also situate the CHI Initiative within the broader ecosystem of teaching and training initiatives in the digital humanities and cultural heritage.

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Ethan Watrall

October 24, 2013
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  1. DIGITAL CULTURAL HERITAGE Dr. Ethan Watrall Department of Anthropology MATRIX:

    The Center for Digital Humanities & Social Sciences Michigan State University @captain_primate METHODS & MODELS FOR BUILDING CAPACITY IN
  2. MY NAME IS ETHAN, AND I’M A ARCHAEOLOGIST @captain_primate |

    #HUMLab
  3. MY NAME IS ETHAN, AND I’M A DIGITAL ARCHAEOLOGIST @captain_primate

    | #HUMLab
  4. anthropology.msu.edu | @MSUAnthropology @captain_primate | #HUMLab

  5. msu.edu @captain_primate | #HUMLab

  6. matrix.msu.edu | @matrix_msu @captain_primate

  7. matrix.msu.edu | @matrix_msu @captain_primate

  8. matrix.msu.edu | @matrix_msu @captain_primate

  9. quiltindex.org @captain_primate

  10. slavebiographies.org @captain_primate

  11. kora.matrix.msu.edu @captain_primate | #HUMLab

  12. WHAT DOES ETHAN CARE ABOUT? @captain_primate | #HUMLab

  13. BUILDING DIGITAL CAPACITY PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT PRESERVATION & ACCESS WHAT DOES

    ETHAN CARE ABOUT? @captain_primate | #HUMLab
  14. BUILDING DIGITAL CAPACITY PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT PRESERVATION & ACCESS WHAT DOES

    ETHAN CARE ABOUT? @captain_primate | #HUMLab
  15. @captain_primate | #HUMLab archive.cyark.org/establishing-cyark-africa-blog “DIGITAL” IS HAVING AN INCREDIBLE IMPACT

    ON CULTURAL HERITAGE
  16. @captain_primate | #HUMLab RESEARCH PUBLICATION TEACHING PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT COMMUNICATION PRESERVATION

    MANAGEMENT IN CULTURAL HERITAGE DIGITAL IS CHANGING:
  17. @captain_primate | #HUMLab

  18. @captain_primate | #HUMLab chi.anthropology.msu.edu

  19.  INTERDISCIPLINARY SCHOLARLY COLLABORATION  BUILDING DIGITAL CAPACITY AMONG CULTURAL

    HERITAGE STUDENTS @captain_primate | #HUMLab chi.anthropology.msu.edu
  20. MSU ANTHROPOLOGY chi.anthropology.msu.edu/about @captain_primate | #HUMLab

  21. MSU ANTHROPOLOGY MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY The Graduate School MICHIGAN STATE

    UNIVERSITY College of Social Sciences MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY Department of History MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY Writing, Rhetoric, & American Culture MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY University Outreach & Engagement chi.anthropology.msu.edu/about @captain_primate | #HUMLab
  22. BIOINFORMATICS ECOINFORMATICS INFORMATICS INFORMATICS INFORMATICS INFORMATICS BUSINESS INFORMATICSINFORMATICS CHEMICAL INFORMATICS

    INFORMATICS MUSIC INFORMATICS INFORMATICS INFORMATICS COMMUNITY INFORMATICS IN EVOLUTIONARY INFORMATICS INFORMA SOCIAL INFORMATICS INFORMATICS LEGAL INFORMATICS INFORMATICS FORREST INFORMATICSINFORMATICS HYDROINFORMATICS INFORMATICS INFORMATICS HEALTH INFORMATICSINFORMATICS INFORMATICS ICS INFO IN TICS INFORMATI RMATICS INFORMAT INFORMATICS CS INFORMATICS ATICS INFORMATICS RMATICS INFORMATI INFORMATICSINF ICS IN MATICS INFORMATI MATICS @captain_primate | #HUMLab chi.anthropology.msu.edu
  23. BIOINFORMATICS ECOINFORMATICS INFORMATICS INFORMATICS INFORMATICS INFORMATICS BUSINESS INFORMATICSINFORMATICS CHEMICAL INFORMATICS

    INFORMATICS MUSIC INFORMATICS INFORMATICS INFORMATICS COMMUNITY INFORMATICS IN EVOLUTIONARY INFORMATICS INFORMA SOCIAL INFORMATICS INFORMATICS LEGAL INFORMATICS INFORMATICS FORREST INFORMATICSINFORMATICS HYDROINFORMATICS INFORMATICS INFORMATICS HEALTH INFORMATICSINFORMATICS INFORMATICS ICS INFO IN TICS INFORMATI RMATICS INFORMAT INFORMATICS CS INFORMATICS ATICS INFORMATICS RMATICS INFORMATI INFORMATICSINF ICS IN MATICS INFORMATI MATICS @captain_primate | #HUMLab chi.anthropology.msu.edu
  24. “the creative application of information, communication, and computing technologies to

    .” @captain_primate | #HUMLab chi.anthropology.msu.edu
  25. “the creative application of information, communication, and computing technologies to

    .” cultural heritage @captain_primate | #HUMLab chi.anthropology.msu.edu
  26. WHYCHI? @captain_primate | #HUMLab chi.anthropology.msu.edu

  27. WHYCHI? WHY NOT DIGITAL CULTURAL HERITAGE? @captain_primate | #HUMLab chi.anthropology.msu.edu

  28. CULTURAL HERITAGE? @captain_primate | #HUMLab chi.anthropology.msu.edu

  29. The physical objects or intangible attributes of a group or

    society inherited from past generations, maintained in the present, and bestowed for the benefit of future generations CULTURAL HERITAGE @captain_primate | #HUMLab chi.anthropology.msu.edu
  30. CHI DH @captain_primate | #HUMLab chi.anthropology.msu.edu

  31.  INTERDISCIPLINARY SCHOLARLY COLLABORATION  BUILDING DIGITAL CAPACITY AMONG CULTURAL

    HERITAGE STUDENTS @captain_primate | #HUMLab chi.anthropology.msu.edu
  32.  INTERDISCIPLINARY SCHOLARLY COLLABORATION  BUILDING DIGITAL CAPACITY AMONG CULTURAL

    HERITAGE STUDENTS @captain_primate | #HUMLab chi.anthropology.msu.edu
  33. GRAD FELLOWS CULTURAL HERITAGE INFORMATICS @captain_primate | #HUMLab chi.anthropology.msu.edu/fellowships

  34. CHI GRADUATE FELLOWS chi.anthropology.msu.edu/fellowships @captain_primate | #HUMLab

  35. WHAT WE DO? chi.anthropology.msu.edu/fellowships @captain_primate | #HUMLab

  36. chi.anthropology.msu.edu/fellowships @captain_primate | #HUMLab

  37. chi.anthropology.msu.edu/fellowships @captain_primate | #HUMLab

  38. chi.anthropology.msu.edu/fellowships @captain_primate | #HUMLab

  39. chi.anthropology.msu.edu/fellowships @captain_primate | #HUMLab

  40. PEER TUTORIALS chi.anthropology.msu.edu/fellowships @captain_primate | #HUMLab

  41. chi.anthropology.msu.edu/blog @captain_primate | #HUMLab

  42. TALUS (talus.matrix.msu.edu) Mobile web application. Resource for forensic anthropologists, bioarchaeologists,

    and paleoanthropologists. Variety of methods to assess sex, age, stature, & ancestry MISSISSIPPIAN ARCHAEOLOGICAL DIGITAL REPOSITORY Scholarly digital repository designed to preserve & provide access to Mississippian archaeological data CONSTRUCTING THE CIUDAD DEPORTIVA (futbol.matrix.msu.edu) Prototype digital dissertation chapter exploring social history of Ciudad Deportiva, a stadium complex and amusement park built by the Argentine soccer club Boca Júniors Fútbol Club SETTLER COLONIALISM UNCOVERED (settlercolonialism.matrix.msu.edu) Explores where, how, and why settler colonies developed - focuses on regional geography, demographic changes over time, and how changes were experienced by local populations chi.anthropology.msu.edu/projects @captain_primate | #HUMLab
  43. CHALLENGES CHI GRAD FELLOWSHIP DISAPPROVAL FROM ADVISORS   SOMETIMES

    DIFFICULT TO BALANCE TIME COMMITMENT (EXTRA CURRICULAR) WAY OF OF COMFORT ZONE FOR SOME FELLOWS  NOT NEARLY ENOUGH $$$ FOR FELLOWS  chi.anthropology.msu.edu/fellowships @captain_primate | #HUMLab
  44. FIELDSCHOOL CULTURAL HERITAGE INFORMATICS chi.anthropology.msu.edu/fieldschool @captain_primate | #HUMLab

  45. chi.anthropology.msu.edu/fieldschool ARCHAEOLOGICAL FIELDSCHOOL @captain_primate | #HUMLab

  46. WEB VISUALIZATION 2013 THEME @captain_primate | #HUMLab chi.anthropology.msu.edu/fieldschool MOBILE &

    LOCATIVE 2011 THEME
  47. WEB VISUALIZATION 2013 THEME @captain_primate | #HUMLab anthropology.msu.edu/2013chifieldschool/ MOBILE &

    LOCATIVE 2011 THEME
  48. VISUALIZING DATA VISUALIZING SPACE (GEOSPATIAL) VISUALIZING TIME (TIMELINES & CHRONOLOGIES)

    @captain_primate | #HUMLab anthropology.msu.edu/2013chifieldschool/
  49. FIELDSCHOOL 2013: CHI PROJECT MANAGEMENT   PROJECT DESIGN PROMOTION,

    ENGAGEMENT, & SUSTAINABILITY  BUILDING WEB-BASED VISUALIZATIONS (HTML/CSS/JAVASCRIPT)  LANDSCAPE OF DIGITAL CULTURAL HERITAGE (AND WEB VISUALIZATION)  @captain_primate | #HUMLab anthropology.msu.edu/2013chifieldschool/
  50. WHAT WE DO CHI FIELDSCHOOL LARGE FINAL PROJECT (DESIGN, DEVELOP

    & LAUNCH AT END OF FIELDSCHOOL)   SMALL CONCEPTUAL OR TECHNICAL PROJECTS LECTURES  @captain_primate | #HUMLab anthropology.msu.edu/2013chifieldschool/
  51. WHAT WE DO CHI FIELDSCHOOL LARGE FINAL PROJECT (DESIGN, DEVELOP

    & LAUNCH AT END OF FIELDSCHOOL)   SMALL CONCEPTUAL OR TECHNICAL PROJECTS LECTURES  @captain_primate | #HUMLab anthropology.msu.edu/2013chifieldschool/
  52. chi.anthropology.msu.edu/fieldschool @captain_primate | #HUMLab

  53. WHAT WE DO CHI FIELDSCHOOL LARGE FINAL PROJECT (DESIGN, DEVELOP

    & LAUNCH AT END OF FIELDSCHOOL)   SMALL CONCEPTUAL OR TECHNICAL PROJECTS LECTURES  @captain_primate | #HUMLab anthropology.msu.edu/2013chifieldschool/
  54. screenshot from mini project @captain_primate | #HUMLab anthropology.msu.edu/2013chifieldschool/

  55. @captain_primate | #HUMLab anthropology.msu.edu/2013chifieldschool/

  56. WHAT WE DO CHI FIELDSCHOOL LARGE FINAL PROJECT (DESIGN, DEVELOP

    & LAUNCH AT END OF FIELDSCHOOL)   SMALL CONCEPTUAL OR TECHNICAL PROJECTS LECTURES  @captain_primate | #HUMLab anthropology.msu.edu/2013chifieldschool/
  57. msu.seum msu.seum.matrix.msu.edu @captain_primate | #HUMLab

  58. PROJECT GOALS MSU.SEUM  EXPOSE AND EXPLORE THE PROCESS BY

    WHICH THAT HERITAGE WAS UNCOVERED (QUITE LITERALLY, IN SOME CASES) CREATE A MOBILE EXPERIENCE THAT ALLOWS PEOPLE TO ENGAGE WITH THE CULTURAL HERITAGE OF THE MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY CAMPUS  msu.seum.matrix.msu.edu @captain_primate | #HUMLab
  59. PROJECT GOALS MSU.SEUM  EXPOSE AND EXPLORE THE PROCESS BY

    WHICH THAT HERITAGE WAS UNCOVERED (QUITE LITERALLY, IN SOME CASES) CREATE A MOBILE EXPERIENCE THAT ALLOWS PEOPLE TO ENGAGE WITH THE CULTURAL HERITAGE OF THE MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY CAMPUS  msu.seum.matrix.msu.edu @captain_primate | #HUMLab
  60. CAMPUS ARCHAEOLOGY FIELDSCHOOL campusarch.msu.edu @captain_primate | #HUMLab

  61. CAMPUS AS MUSEUM msu.seum.matrix.msu.edu @captain_primate | #HUMLab

  62. CAMPUS EXHIBITS msu.seum.matrix.msu.edu @captain_primate | #HUMLab

  63. CHRONOLOGY OF DEVELOPMENT msu.seum.matrix.msu.edu @captain_primate | #HUMLab

  64. EXHIBIT CONTEXT msu.seum.matrix.msu.edu @captain_primate | #HUMLab

  65. EXHIBIT LOCATIONS msu.seum.matrix.msu.edu @captain_primate | #HUMLab

  66. LOCATION INFO msu.seum.matrix.msu.edu @captain_primate | #HUMLab

  67. DIGGING DEEPER msu.seum.matrix.msu.edu @captain_primate | #HUMLab

  68. VERSION 1 2011 Cultural Heritage Informatics Fieldschool, 7 students; 2

    weeks. jQuery Mobile + HTML + CSS + Phonegap VERSION 2 (re) built (native iOS) by MATRIX in collaboration with Campus Archaeology Program msu.seum.matrix.msu.edu @captain_primate | #HUMLab
  69. VERSION 1 2011 Cultural Heritage Informatics Fieldschool, 7 students; 2

    weeks. jQuery Mobile + HTML + CSS + Phonegap VERSION 2 (re) built (native iOS) by MATRIX in collaboration with Campus Archaeology Program msu.seum.matrix.msu.edu @captain_primate | #HUMLab
  70. DETROITDIGITAL detroitdigital.matrix.msu.edu @captain_primate | #HUMLab

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  72. detroitdigital.matrix.msu.edu/looking/architecture @captain_primate | #HUMLab

  73. detroitdigital.matrix.msu.edu/listening/baseball @captain_primate | #HUMLab

  74. detroitdigital.matrix.msu.edu/listening/popularculture/ @captain_primate | #HUMLab

  75. detroitdigital.matrix.msu.edu/about @captain_primate | #HUMLab

  76. CHALLENGES CHI FIELDSCHOOL DIFFICULT FOR INTERNATIONAL PARTICIPANTS   LARGE

    TIME COMMITMENT FOR STUDENTS DIFFICULT FOR NON-STUDENT/PROFESSIONALS  EXPENSIVE (OFTEN EXTREMELY SO)  chi.anthropology.msu.edu/fieldschool @captain_primate | #HUMLab
  77. CULTURAL HERITAGE INFORMATICS INITIATIVE THE ETHOS OF THE (this is

    the real punchline here, folks) @captain_primate | #HUMLab
  78. @captain_primate | #HUMLab chi.anthropology.msu.edu

  79. @captain_primate | #HUMLab OPEN

  80. SILOS = BAD (a grain solo, just in case you

    didn’t know) @captain_primate | #HUMLab
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  82. CULTURE OF SHARING @captain_primate | #HUMLab

  83. FIN Dr. Ethan Watrall Department of Anthropology MATRIX: The Center

    for Digital Humanities & Social Sciences Michigan State University @captain_primate (QUESTION?)