Announcements

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African Studies Association Workshop and Podcasts

The 60th Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association took place recently (November 16-18), and many faculty and staff members associated with Matrix presented there. In particular, Matrix’s Dean Rehberger and Mike Green were very active in several ways at the conference. Together they organized a pre-conference workshop titled “Web Presence, Identity, and Podcasting,” which…

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ASA Annual Meeting Podcast Series feat. Profs. Limb and Alegi

ASA Annual Meeting Podcast Series feat. Profs. Limb and Alegi The African Studies Association, in collaboration with the Africa Past and Present podcast, launched a new podcast series at the 2016 Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. (December 1-3, 2016). Professors Limb and Alegi, in partnership with Mike Green and the Matrix Digital Lab, recorded interviews…

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Louisiana Freed Slaves Data Now Available on Slave Biographies

Louisiana Freed Slaves Data Now Available on Slave Biographies Dr. Brian Mitchell teams up with Matrix and the Department of History to publish data on almost 3,000 freed slaves from Antebellum New Orleans. MSU Matrix Center for the Digital Humanities and the Department of History are pleased to announce the publication online of data about…

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The Institute on Digital Archaeology Method & Practice: Livestream

The Institute on Digital Archaeology Method & Practice: Livestream Funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and organized by Michigan State University’s Department of Anthropology and MATRIX: The Center for Digital Humanities and Social Sciences, the Institute on Digital Archaeology Method & Practice will bring together archaeologists and closely associated scholars interested in developing…

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The Journal of West African History’s International Launch Conference

The Journal of West African History’s International Launch Conference The Journal of West African History (JWAH) hosted the International Launch Conference on “The State of the Field and New Directions” at the Marriott at University Place in East Lansing. On Friday, April 8 and Saturday, April 9, 2016, scholars and students were brought together to…