The Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture (IDHMC) is one of eight IUMRI’s or Landmark Research Areas to receive major university funding as part of its Academic Master Plan. Here is our mission statement, authored by Maura Ives and Laura Mandell:
To perform research on the global impact of computing, digitization, cyber-worlds, and digital communication on culture by fostering collaboration among various disciplines housed in different colleges across the University;
To participate in creating a cyberinfrastructure for the Humanities, which is to say, a structure capable of making the human record accessible and usable by new computing technologies that will allow performing the new kinds of research that have been impossible up to now;
To foster among faculty at Texas A&M University inter-institutional and international relationships for the sake of maximizing the use of expertise and resources devoted to research in the Humanities, new media, and art.