At Michigan State University, Dean Rehberger is the Director of MATRIX, the Interim Chair of Sociology, Associate Professor in the Department of History, Adjunct Curator for the MSU Museum, and ADA Liaison for the College of Social Science. Dean specializes in developing digital technologies for research and teaching. He has run numerous faculty technology and workshops and given presentations for educators and cultural heritage workers from local, national and international audiences. Dean oversees MATRIX project planning, research and development, and coordinating many of the grant-funded projects for the center. His primary areas of research include: high performance computing and big data; digital history, humanities, and social sciences; digital libraries, museums and archives; Internet technologies in the classroom; and hybrid learning environments. Dean teaches course for a variety of courses at MSU for History and Museum Studies. He also helps to design and develop a number of online course for the Department of History. As Interim Chair of Sociology, Dean will have administrative responsibility for the Sociology department.

Dean Rehberger
Michigan State University

My musings on digital history and digital humanities.

David T. Bailey

On Saturday, November 7, a dear friend and colleague, David T. Bailey, passed away. I always find it difficult to write about friends who have left us.  I can write the straight forward — like about his digital work in a blog post for Matrix. I will just make a few notes; difficult to sum… Continue Reading David T. Bailey

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AAAM 2015

This week I am attending the Association of African American Museums annual meeting in Memphis, TN. It is one of my favorite conferences to attend. Great locations, wonderful activities, and interesting and practical presentations. Most important, though, great people. Like oral historians, museum professionals are engaging people who like to work with the public (for… Continue Reading AAAM 2015

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Finding the Digital Humanities

While popular retelling likes to place the origins of the “digital humanities” with John Unsworth and the entitling of the volume, A Companion to Digital Humanities, the term has earlier origins and DH first began appearing in 1998.  The term is often associated appropriately with one of the pioneers in digital projects, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). In November of… Continue Reading Finding the Digital Humanities

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I will be teaching the following courses

History 812: Digital History
History 394: History of the Space Age
Rocket hitting moon
History 321: History of the American West
Cowboy on horse
Frederic Remington

Grants, Publications, & Presentations

Recent & Upcoming work

What America Ate
What America Ate Project Image
Public Philosophy Journal
Oral History in the Digital Age


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