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Humanities Commons

A collection of booksHumanities Commons is an open-source, open-access network serving scholars and practitioners across humanities disciplines and around the world. More than 28,000 registered users have created profiles and are collaborating and sharing their work with their colleagues and with the public.

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 platform. 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.

Your Support Will Make a Big Difference

Contributions to this campaign will help Humanities Commons reach more scholars and scholarly organizations 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.

Project Budget

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 its team as we grow over the next five years. The great news is that we’re almost there!

We’ve raised $1,128,240 so far, and we have begun implementing our expansion plans. But we’re not done yet -- we still have $371,760 to raise. In order to meet that goal, we hope to raise $5,000 in 2021 from members of the Commons community and supporters of MSU

Who We Are

Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Project Director

Mike Thicke, Technical Lead

Bonnie Russell, Project Manager

Amaresh Joshi, Web Developer

Lucas Mak, Metadata Librarian

Kristen Lee, Help Desk Lead

Katie Knowles, Graduate Assistant

Kathleen Fitzpatrick is Director of Digital Humanities and Professor of English at Michigan State University, where she also directs MESH, a research and development unit focused on the future of scholarly communication. She is project director of Humanities Commons, and she is author of the recent book Generous Thinking: A Radical Approach to Saving the University (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2019).

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