Ethan Watrall (your professor)

Office: Natural Sciences 412 & McDonel E-26 (Yup, I’ve got two offices. I split my time between them during the week.  So, if you make an appointment to meet with me, make sure you ask me which office we’ll be meeting in.)

Office Hours: Tuesdays 1-2:30 (McDonel office), or by appointment

An anthropological archaeologist who has worked in Canada, the United Sates, Egypt, and the Sudan, Ethan Watrall is Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology and Associate Director of MATRIX: The Center for Digital Humanities & Social Sciences at Michigan State University. Ethan also serves as an Adjunct Curator of Archaeology at the Michigan State University Museum.  In addition, Ethan is Director of the Cultural Heritage Informatics Initiative and the Digital Heritage Fieldschool in the Department of Anthropology at Michigan State University. Currently, Ethan is Co-Director of the NEH funded ARCS: Archaeological Resource Cataloguing System project.  In addition, he is currently Co-PI of Enslaved: People of the Historical Slave Trade, a Mellon funded project whose goal it is to build a linked open data platform for study of the transatlantic slave trade.  He is past Director of the NEH funded Institute for Digital Archaeological Method and Practice and Co-Director of the NEH funded Digital Archive of Malian Photography project. Ethan’s interest primarily fall in the domain of publicly engaged digital archaeology and heritage