Arts & Humanities

Clay Lamp, Aegina. Kelsey Museum of ArchaeologyThe Research unit's Arts & Humanities Team members support and enhance creative practice, research, teaching, and learning for arts and humanities disciplines across campus. We build and curate collections, provide consultation and instruction for research, learning, and data, and offer programming and services.

We also have expertise in creating and managing digital humanities projects, as well as working with data that is unique to the arts and humanities, including digital resources related to archival, audio, and visual materials, and the metadata associated with these formats. We can assist artists and researchers with:

• managing research and creative materials;
• locating and accessing primary source materials, including digital images and audio;
• discovering and using digital tools for research, teaching, learning, and creative practice;
• digital pedagogy, including consultation and collaboration in using digital tools in the classroom;
• data organization, metadata, and documentation, especially in archival research;
• data sharing and preservation, including finding appropriate repositories for completed work; and
• identifying opportunities for publication of data-rich work.

Image credit: Clay Lamp, Aegina. Kelsey Museum of Archaeology


Barrow, Paul
Case, Beau (Head)
Castellana, Kristen
Cordell, Sigrid Anderson
Dennis, Scott
Garrett, Susan
Hallman, Phil
Imbesi, Jason
Keener, Alix
Price, Rebecca
Spencer, Deirdre
Vander Broek, Jamie
Verdiyan, Inna
Vacant: Librarian for History & American Culture

Liaison Subject Areas

Art & Design
Art History
American Culture
Classical Studies
Digital Scholarship
English Language and Literature
Fine Arts
History (American, British, Canadian, European)
Museum Studies
Screen Arts & Cultures
Theatre & Drama
Urban Planning

Library Collections and Services

Art, Architecture & Engineering Library
Art, Architecture & Engineering Special Collections
Donald Hall Collection
Hatcher Graduate Library
Fine Arts Library
Materials Collection
Music Library
Screen Arts Mavericks & Makers

Other Liaison Relationships

Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru) 
Alumni Association
Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies
Institute for the Humanities
Kelsey Museum of Archaeology
Living Arts
Sweetland Writing Center

Recent Staff Publications & Presentations

Case, Beau, "Visualization Hubs: Moving from Experimentation to Scalable Service," Annual Conference, EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) (2015).

—, et al., "Learning the Arts: Libraries as Creative Partner," in Journal of Creative Library Practice (2014).

—, et al., "Librarians and Scholars: Partners in Digital Humanities," EDUCAUSE Review Online (2014).

Cordell, Sigrid Anderson, "Edith Maturin and the Wide World Magazine: New Woman Rewritings of Imperial Adventure," Victorian Literature and Culture 42.3 (Spring 2014): 457-474

—, "Sex, Terror, and Bram Stoker's Dracula: Coppola's Reinvention of Film History," Neo-Victorian Studies 6:1 (2013): 1-21.

—, et al., "The Apprentice Researcher: Using Undergraduate Researchers' Personal Essays to Shape Instruction and Services," portal: Libraries and the Academy 13.1 (2013): 37-59.

Dennis, Scott, et al., “Developing a User-Centered Article Discovery Environment,” in Planning and Implementing Resource Discovery Tools in Academic Libraries (IGI Global, 2012): 194-224.

Hallman, Phil and Nicole Scholtz, "Mapping the Motor City's Cinemas: A Digital Humanities Project," Association of College & Research Libraries Conference (2013).

—, "The Drive-In Movie Theater Celebrates its 80th Anniversary," radio interview, Stateside with Cynthia Canty, July 10, 2013.

—, "From Drive-In to Drive-Thru: How Drive-In Theaters Changed What (and Where) We Eat," Society of Cinema and Media Studies Conference (2012).

Keener, Alix, "The Arrival Fallacy: Collaborative Research Relationships in the Digital Humanities," Digital Humanities Quarterly 9:2 (2015).

—, "Collaborative Research Relationships in Digital Humanities," Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory (HASTAC) (2015).

—, "Library (Publishing) School: Training and Competencies for the New Publishing Professional," The Journal of Electronic Publishing 17:2 (2014).

Price, Rebecca, "On-Site Reference: Location, Location, Location," Annual Conference, Association of Architecture School Librarians (2015).

—, "Library as Laboratory: A New Role in a Changing Landscape," Annual Conference, Art Libraries Society of North America (2014).

—, "The Micro-Macro Studio Theme: Changes in the Design Studio," Annual Conference, Association of Architecture School Librarians (2013).

Spencer, Deirdre, "Uplifting the Race: Visual Representation in Historical African-American Newspapers and the Practice of Digital Scholarship," Network Detroit: Digital Humanities Theory and Practice (2014).

—, "How to Successfully Manage Your Work Flow," in The Small Library Manager's Handbook (Rowman & Littlefield, 2014).

—, "Academic Art Librarianship and the Black Librarian," in The 21st-Century Black Librarian in America: Issues and Challenges (Scarecrow, 2012).

Vander Broek, Jamie and Emily Puckett Rodgers, "Better Together: Responsive Community Programming at the U-M Library," Journal of Library Administration 55:2 (2015): 131-141.

—, Mousa, Nancy and Meghan Musolff, "Collected, Curated, Celebrated: Creating Online Exhibits," Information Today Europe (2013).

—, Alexander, Laurie and Stephanie Ridge, "Creating Shared Learning Spaces: The North Quad Experience,” EDUCAUSE Review Online (2013).

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Last modified: 09/20/2016