Kim Christen

I am an Associate Professor and Director of the Digital Technology and Culture program, Director of Digital Projects at the Plateau Center, Native American Programs and the co-Director of the Center for Digital Scholarship and Curation at Washington State University. My work explores the intersections of cultural heritage, traditional knowledge, the ethics of openness, and the use of digital technologies in and by Indigenous communities globally. I direct several digital humanities projects including: the Plateau Peoples’ Web Portal, a collaboratively curated site of Plateau cultural materials; Mukurtu CMS, a free and open source content management system and community digital archive platform designed to meet the curatorial and archival needs of indigenous communities to manage and share materials using local cultural protocols; and the Sustainable Heritage Network, an online community of people dedicated to making the preservation and digitization of cultural heritage materials sustainable, simple and secure. I am also the co-Director of Local Contexts, an educational platform for an innovative set of traditional knowledge licenses and labels. This site contains links to my publications, presentations, and projects.


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