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Louisiana Freed Slaves Data Now Available on Slave Biographies

31 August on Announcements, Multimedia & Digital Archives, Project Highlights

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 […]


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

30 November on Africa, Announcements, Conferences, History, Multimedia & Digital Archives, Podcast

The African Studies Association, in collaboration with the Africa Past and Present podcast, has launched a new podcast series at this year’s Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. (December 1-3). Professors Limb and Alegi, in partnership with Mike Green and the […]


The Institute on Digital Archaeology Method & Practice: Livestream

15 August on Announcements

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 […]


The Journal of West African History’s International Launch Conference

09 May on Announcements, Conferences

The Journal of West African History (JWAH) hosted the International Launch Conference on “The State of the Field and New Directions” at the Marriot at University Place in East Lansing. On Friday, April 8 and Saturday, April 9, 2016, scholars […]


Afripod’s 100th Episode

14 April on Africa, Announcements, Podcast

Africa Past and Present, also known as Afripod, has reached a major milestone by recording its 100th episode. The podcast was developed by Peter Alegi and Peter Limb in collaboration with the MSU Department of History in 2008. The goal […]


Sparta Hack Returns to MSU

16 March on Announcements

On the weekend of February 26th, 2016, Matrix sponsored Sparta Hack, Michigan State University’s second annual student-run hackathon. Spartan Hackers, a student group at MSU that has created a community of collaboration, technological innovation, and creation, organized the popular event. […]


Afripod Episode 98: City of Thorns—Inside the World’s Largest Refugee Camp

22 February on Africa, Announcements, Podcast

The latest podcast from Africa Past & Present (Afripod), ‘City of Thorns—Inside the World’s Largest Refugee Camp’, is now available. In this episode, Afripod hosts Peter Alegi and Peter Limb speak with Ben Rawlence, the author of the Macmillan-published novel, […]


Ron Scott, social justice activist and former American Black Journal host, dies at 68

09 December on Announcements

Ron Scott, social justice activist in Detroit and former American Black Journal host and producer, died of cancer on Sunday, November 29, 2015.  He was 68. Scott hosted American Black Journal (ABJ) from 1975 to 1978. He brought a hard-hitting […]


SAGE Returns to MATRIX

09 December on Announcements

MATRIX hosted its Semi-Annual Game Extravaganza on Friday, December 4, 2015. Employees and friends participated in a wide array of games in MATRIX’s digital lab and conference room to relieve the upcoming stress of finals week. Attendees competed for first, […]


Candace Keller featured on the British Library blog

04 December on Announcements

Dr. Candace Keller, Director of Digital Art History Projects at MATRIX, contributed to the British Library’s Endangered Archives blog on December 3, 2015. In her post, Keller focused on Malian Photography and MATRIX’s contribution in maintaining the Archive of Malian […]