Spartan helmet
  • $1,871 RAISED OF $5,000 GOAL
  • 33 DONORS


  • Eliseo Ferrer $30.00
  • Wilko Graf von Hardenberg $5.00
  • Tim Sherratt $5.00
  • David Olmsted $30.00
  • Nir Shafir $20.00
  • Steven Schroeder $50.00
  • Lloyd Graham $65.00
  • Wilko Graf von Hardenberg $5.00
  • Tim Sherratt $5.00
  • Sarah Lowengard $50.00
  • Anonymous $50.00
  • Monica Green $100.00
  • Anonymous $100.00
  • Felicia Berryman $20.00
  • Monique Watson $25.00
  • Anonymous $10.00
  • Charles Muller $100.00
  • Joyce Lionarons $50.00
  • Peter Potter $50.00
  • Wilko Graf von Hardenberg $5.00
  • Tim Sherratt $5.00
  • Wilko Graf von Hardenberg $5.00
  • Tim Sherratt $5.00
  • Anonymous $50.00
  • Wilko Graf von Hardenberg $5.00
  • Tim Sherratt $5.00
  • Anonymous $100.00
  • Matthew Gold $25.00
  • Wilko Graf von Hardenberg $5.00
  • Tim Sherratt $5.00
  • Anonymous $100.00

Humanities Commons

Humanities Commons is an open-source, open-access network serving scholars and practitioners across humanities disciplines and around the world. We cultivate open spaces for diverse communities to connect, create, share, and experiment. Together we work to transform global knowledge systems.

Your contribution will help us demonstrate the community’s support for making research and teaching across the humanities more open and publicly accessible.

In 2020, Humanities Commons received a challenge grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), asking MSU Commons to raise $1.5 million in order to release $500,000 from the NEH. The combined funding will allow us to support the network and our team as we grow over the next five years. The great news is that we’re almost there!

We are very close to our goal, and need your help to get over the finish line. We have only $40,000 left to raise to complete our challenge. Can you help us get there? Every $3 you contribute before the end of June 2024 will be matched with $1 from the NEH, so $33 becomes $44, $99 becomes $132, $1500 becomes $2000 and so on.

Your Support Will Make a Big Difference

Our users are faculty members, graduate students, librarians, teachers, writers, researchers, independent scholars, and more. Humanities Commons gives all of them the means to help their work change the world. The network is open to anyone, regardless of field, language, institutional affiliation, or form of employment. Full-featured accounts are and will always remain free for individual users.

MSU Commons is part of the Humanities Commons network. MSU Commons provides a collaborative space for MSU faculty, students, staff, and retirees to engage in scholarship, publish their work, and create personal and project websites.

Contributions to this campaign will help Humanities Commons reach more thinkers, creators and researchers around the world, strengthening their collaborations and enabling them to make more of their work public. Expanding the network will also make it possible for teachers and students everywhere to find and use cutting-edge research in the humanities.

Who We Are

Larissa Babak, User Engagement Specialist

Brian Boggan, Identity Management Engineer

Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Project Director

Bonnie Russell, Product Manager

Ian Scott, Python Developer, UX Designer

Mike Thicke, Technical Lead

Dimitrios Tzouris, Infrastructure Developer

Stephanie Vasko, Senior UX Researcher

Zoe Wake Hyde, Community Development Manager

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Spartan Way
535 Chestnut Road, Room 300
East Lansing, MI 48824

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