The Lab for the Education and Advancement in Digital Research (LEADR), is an interdisciplinary space where undergraduate and graduate students in History and Anthropology can learn, experiment, and build with cutting-edge tools, technologies, and methods for digital social science and humanities.

A collaboration between History, Anthropology, and Matrix, LEADR is a place for students from across these disciplines to develop innovative digital and web-based projects in collaboration with other students, faculty, and digital humanities specialists. LEADR will also host and aid in the development of History and Anthropology courses with a focus on experiential learning and digital pedagogies. In addition to housing a wide range of state-of-the-art technology and equipment, LEADR is a space for teaching and learning through workshops, courses, individual mentorship, project development, and scholarly play.

History and Anthropology majors at MSU, as well as students enrolled in a class that meets in LEADR, are invited to use the lab and its resources. For more information, visit LEADR (112 Old Horticulture Hall) or email with questions or to set up an appointment.


Fall 2021*

Open hours may change during the week of November 29-December 3 due to staffing. Please email ahead of time to make an appointment.

Mon: 10am-5pm

Tues: 10am-5pm

Wed: 10am-3pm

Thurs: 10am-6pm

Fri: 10am-1pm

*Hours subject to change.

Students: email your GA directly for appointments.

Email us at

Contact Us
LEADR (Lab for the Education and Advancement in Digital Research logo
Matrix: Center for Digital Humanities & Social Sciences logo
Michigan State University logo

LEADR is located in 112 Old Horticulture, 506 E. Circle Dr., East Lansing, MI 48824 | (517) 884-0077