The Institute on Digital Archaeology Method & Practice

Funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and organized by Michigan State University’s Department of Anthropology and MATRIX: The Center for Digital Humanities and Social Sciences, the Institute on Digital Archaeology Method & Practice will bring together archaeologists and closely associated scholars interested in developing critical, hands-on skills in digital method and practice.  Taking place on the campus of Michigan State University in 2015 (August 17-22) & 2016 (August 15-20), the institute will provide invited participants with training in key digital methods and challenge them to envision, build, and deploy a digital archaeological project over the course of the institute.

About the Institute

Taking place on the campus of Michigan State University in 2015 (August 17-22) & 2016 (August 15-20), the institute will provide invited participants with hands-on training in key digital archaeological methods.  The institute will also challenge invited attendees to envision, build, and launch a significant digital archaeological project by the end of the institute.


The institute will include lectures, hands-on workshops, discussion groups, and collaborative development sessions covering key digital archaeology tools, topics, and methods – all led by a group of highly respected faculty from both inside and outside of the archaeological community.


Emphasis will be placed on the highly collaborative nature of digital archaeological method & practice.  Attendees will work with each other on small-scale, rapid development projects throughout the institute. Attendees will also have the opportunity to collaborate with each another or external colleagues on their capstone project.


While participants will attend lectures, participate in hands-on workshops, and collaborate on small scale rapid development projects, the organizational focus is on a significant digital archaeology capstone project which attendees will be challenged to envision, design, develop, and launch during the institute.

Wanna collect data digitally?

This is my final post as a participant in the Institute for Digital Archaeology. This post serves three purposes. First, I announce a resource that I have created to enable digital data collection in archaeology. Second, I want to mention a few of my favorite aspects...
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