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Afripod Episode 92: ‘Football, Power, and Identity in Zambia’

22 May on Africa, History, Multimedia & Digital Archives, Podcast

Episode 92, ‘Football, Power, and Identity in Zambia’, the latest podcast from Africa Past & Present, is now available. Released on May 21, Afripod hosts Peter Alegi and Peter Limb welcomed Hikabwa Decius Chipande (PhD 2015 Michigan State). Hikabwa Decius Chipande… Continue Reading Afripod Episode 92: ‘Football, Power, and Identity in Zambia’

 

Afripod Episode 91: ‘African and American Ports–Solidarities in Durban and San Francisco’

05 May on Africa, Announcements, Podcast

Episode 91, ‘African and American Ports–Solidarities in Durban and San Francisco’, the latest podcast from Africa Past & Present, is now available. Released on April 28, Afripod hosts Peter Alegi and Peter Limb welcomed Dr. Peter Cole. Dr. Cole is… Continue Reading Afripod Episode 91: ‘African and American Ports–Solidarities in Durban and San Francisco’

 

Afripod Episode 90: ‘Language and Power-Khoesan Studies’

09 April on Africa, Announcements, Digitization, Podcast

Africa Past & Present has recently released their latest podcast, Episode 90: ‘Language and Power-Khoesan Studies’. Hosts Peter Alegi and Peter Limb speak with renowned researcher, writer, and teacher Menán Du Plessis. The South African native is an assistant professor at the… Continue Reading Afripod Episode 90: ‘Language and Power-Khoesan Studies’

 

MATRIX Receives NEH Grant for Archive of Malian Photography

25 February on Africa, Announcements, Digitization, Grants, Multimedia & Digital Archives

  MATRIX has received a National Endowment for the Humanities Grant to support the Archive of Malian Photography. Its mission is to digitize, catalog, preserve, and make internationally accessible the archives of four of Mali’s most important photographers: Abdourahmane Sakaly,… Continue Reading MATRIX Receives NEH Grant for Archive of Malian Photography

 

African Studies Association Meeting 2014

17 December on Africa, Conferences

Faculty and staff from Matrix, History, and Anthropology organized three digital humanities and social sciences sessions at the annual meeting of the African Studies Association in November in Indianapolis.Three dozen scholars attended a pre-conference Digital African Studies workshop. This four-hour… Continue Reading African Studies Association Meeting 2014

 

Afripod Episode 83: ‘Conflict in Côte d’Ivoire and Beyond, From High Politics to the Grassroots’

29 September on Africa, Announcements, History, Podcast

Africa Past & Present has released their first podcast of this semester! Afripod hosts, Peter Alegi and Peter Limb, welcomed Brett O’Bannon (Political Science, Director of Conflict Studies, De Pauw University) who discussed the causes and consequences of civil war in Côte… Continue Reading Afripod Episode 83: ‘Conflict in Côte d’Ivoire and Beyond, From High Politics to the Grassroots’

 

Mali Photo Archive Workshop

11 August on Africa, Announcements

Heida Shoemaker, a professional art conservator specializing in art on paper and photographs, participated in a 3-day workshop at Matrix focusing on the preservation of photographic negatives. The workshop was convened as part of the Archive of Malian Photography (AMP),… Continue Reading Mali Photo Archive Workshop

 

Announcing Phase Two of The Gorée Island Archaeological Digital Repository

22 January on Africa, Announcements, Archaeology, Digital Archaeology, Multimedia & Digital Archives

Matrix is thrilled to announce that phase two is under way in The Gorée Island Archaeological Digital Repository. The Gorée Island Archaeological Digital Repository seeks to create virtual 3D representations of cultural heritage materials excavated from archaeological sites in and around… Continue Reading Announcing Phase Two of The Gorée Island Archaeological Digital Repository

 

Matrix Partners with African Studies Center to Produce Weekly Seminar Series, “Eye on Africa”

29 October on Africa, Announcements

Matrix is pleased to announce the debut of the seminar series, “Eye on Africa” with the African Studies Center at Michigan State University. The African Studies Center at Michigan State is a National Resource Center focused on research, teaching and… Continue Reading Matrix Partners with African Studies Center to Produce Weekly Seminar Series, “Eye on Africa”

 

The Complexities of Piracy in Somalia: Africa Past and Present Episode 74

20 May on Africa, Podcast

Episode 74 of Africa Past & Present was released on May 14.  Special guest is Prof. Abdi Samatar, Professor of Geography at the University of Minnesota and current President of the African Studies Association (ASA) in the United States. During… Continue Reading The Complexities of Piracy in Somalia: Africa Past and Present Episode 74