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Introduction to Digital Arts and Humanities at Indiana University

A Team-Taught Multidisciplinary Course at Indiana University in Fall 2014

Clara Henderson, Alan Rhoda, Erika Jenns, Tiffany Schoneboom, Whitney Sperrazza, Ashley Hamblin, Shaun Williams, Eric Rosenbaum, nicole jacquard, Bianca Perez Cancino, Siobhain Rivera, Ellen MacKay, Clara Boothby, Sophia Bender, Delainey Bowers, Faith Bradham, M Dolinsky, Tassie Gniady, Authors

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Jason Baird Jackson, Director of the Mathers Museum for World Cultures (TIffany Schoneboom)

Jason Baird Jackson



Director, Mathers Museum of World Cultures at Indiana University
Associate Professor of Folklore at Indiana University
Research Associate at Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History


Ph.D. Folklore, Cultural Anthropology at Indiana University Bloomington

Research Interests:

Fields: folklore, cultural anthropology, linguistic anthropology and American Studies

Customary arts, practices and beliefs, and social life of Native American Communities in Oklahoma. Dr. Jackson has worked with them since 1993.

Intellectual property, cultural property and heritage policy.

Research, teaching, about museums of art and ethnography

Digital Humanities work:

Scholarly Communication – Dr. Jackson is an advocate of open access issues and works for scholarly communications and scholarly publishing projects.

· He is founding editor of the Museum Anthropology Review, an open access journal within the IUScholarWorks Journals Program.

· He is principal on Open Folklore Project, which is involved in developing tools and resources for open access within Folklore studies.

Digital Humanities and Digital Social Science Work at the Mathers Museum of World Cultures – since Dr. Jackson become Director of the Mathers Museum, he has plans to develop DH projects

· Putting digital resources and projects online. The Museum Anthropology Review is becoming a place for museum research that is a “central location for the (interoperable, harvestable, durable) deposit of museum research contributions.” (from his blog post in Day of DH 2013).
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