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The African Oral Narratives Project is Helping Record Forgotten Voices

08 June on Africa, Multimedia & Digital Archives, Oral History

It isn’t likely that a lot of us will ever get to personally meet Samuel Mahoko (photo at right), a displaced farm laborer from Rammolutsi, a poor community in northeastern South Africa. But while we will probably never have the […]

Episode 64 of Africa Past & Present is Now Available

04 June on Africa, Announcements, Multimedia & Digital Archives, Podcast, Project Highlights

A new episode of Africa Past & Present was released on June 1. This episode features Dr. Peter Limb of Michigan State University (MSU) as he discusses the life and writings of Dr. Alfred Bitini Xuma. An important figure in […]

New Episode of Africa Past and Present Focuses on the Democratic Republic of Congo

17 May on Africa, Announcements, Multimedia & Digital Archives, Podcast

Episode 63 of Africa Past and Present was released Wednesday, May 16 2012. The episode features a conversation with Professor Tom Turner, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Country Specialist at Amnesty International USA. Entitled “Noise and Silence, War and […]

Episode 59 of Africa Past and Present Available

13 December on Africa, Podcast

In this episode, Layering Racial Oppression in South Africa, Jacob Dlamini, South African author, journalist, and historian, discusses his best-selling book Native Nostalgia, a memoir that challenges conventional struggle narratives.  He also talks about the social and political history of […]

Episode 58 of Africa Past and Present Available

07 November on Africa, Podcast

In Episode 58, Professor Aili Mari Tripp (Political Science, University of Wisconsin – Madison; President-elect, U.S. African Studies Association) discusses African women’s movements, democratization, and the paradoxes of power in Museveni’s Uganda. She also underscores the need for the African […]

Africa Past and Present: Episode 57

02 November on Africa, Podcast

Africa Past and Present is co-hosted by Michigan State University historians Peter Alegi and Peter Limb and produced by Matrix. Episode 57 features African activists Eddie Daniels and Christine Root, who discuss spending a lifetime working for African liberation. Daniels […]

Africa Past and Present: Episode 56

04 October on Africa, Podcast

Africa Past and Present is co-hosted by Michigan State University historians Peter Alegi and Peter Limb and produced by Matrix. Episode 56 features Dr. Gary Morgan, Michigan State University Museum Director, on African masks and the Great Dance (Gule Wamkulu) […]

Africa Past and Present Co-host Peter Alegi Presents at 23rd Biennial Southern African Historical Society Conference

14 September on Africa, Announcements, Conferences, Podcast

Matrix is pleased to report the recent presentation of “Podcasting the Past: Africa Past and Present and (South) African History in the Digital Age” by Peter Alegi, Michigan State University historian and co-host of the Matrix produced podcast Africa Past […]

Africa Past and Present: Episode 55

23 August on Africa, Podcast

Africa Past and Present is co-hosted by Michigan State University historians Peter Alegiand Peter Limb and produced by Matrix. Episode 55 features Derek Peterson (University of Michigan) on the politics and practice of archives in East Africa, the precarious state of some archives, and exciting possibilities […]

Everyday Islam in Kumasi Website Launched

04 May on Africa, Project Highlights, Uncategorized

MATRIX is pleased to announce the launch of a new website, Everyday Islam in Kumasi: Devout Lay Men and Women in Daily Life. This growing collection of video interviews and photographs features the voices of Muslim men and women who […]