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Cultural Heritage Informatics

Ethan Watrall Gives Seminar on Digital Cultural Heritage and Introduces The Cultural Heritage Informatics Initiative at Umeå University in Sweden

03 December on Announcements, Cultural Heritage Informatics, Cultural Informatics

Last month, Ethan Watrall, Associate Director of Matrix, spoke at the HUMLab at Umea University in Umea, Sweden. Watrall’s seminar “Methods and Models for Building Capacity in Digital Cultural Heritage” introduced the Cultural Heritage Informatics (CHI) Initiative. Watrall discussed the […]


CHI Fieldschool 2013 Underway at MATRIX

30 May on Cultural Heritage Informatics

MATRIX is delighted to welcome the ten students from around the world who are joining us until July 3rd as part the Cultural Heritage Informatics Initiative (CHI) fieldschool. The fieldschool is run by MATRIX Associate Director Ethan Watrall and allows […]


What Role Should Humanities Centers Play in the Future of Graduate Education?

30 October on Conferences, Cultural Heritage Informatics, Cultural Informatics

That was the topic of conversation at the latest Mellon Funded Scholarly Communication Institute (SCI) held at the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH) between October 22nd-October 23rd,2012. MATRIX Associate Director Ethan Watrall was invited to attend this institute, which […]

Archaeology 2.0 Book Hits the Shelves

04 December on Announcements, Archaeology, Cultural Heritage Informatics, Digital Archaeology, Publications

The print version of Archaeology 2.0: New Approaches to Communication and Collaboration was released this week by the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Press. Edited by Eric Kansa (Lead Developer of Open Context), and Sarah Witcher-Kansa (Executive Director of Alexandria Archive Institute), and Ethan Watrall (MATRIX […]

GradHacker Joins Inside Higher Ed

02 December on Announcements, Cultural Heritage Informatics, Project Highlights

MATRIX is very happy to announce that GradHacker (www.gradhacker.org) will be appearing on Inside Higher Ed.  Edited by MSU grad students Alex Galarza (PhD Candidate in the Department of History and Cultural Heritage Informatics Graduate Fellow) and Katy Meyers (PhD […]

Announcing New Book – Archaeology 2.0: New Tools for Communications & Collaboration

19 August on Announcements, Archaeology, Cultural Heritage Informatics, Publications

MATRIX is very happy to announce the publication of Archaeology 2.0: New Tools for Communication and Collaboration.  Co-edited by Eric C. Kansa, Sarah Whitcher Kansa, and Ethan Watrall (MATRIX Associate Director and Department of Anthropology Anthropology Assistant Professor), the volume explores how […]

MATRIX Hosts Cultural Heritage Informatics Fieldschool

10 June on Announcements, Cultural Heritage Informatics

MATRIX is very happy to host the Michigan State University Cultural Heritage Informatics Fieldschool. Taking place from May 31st to July 1st on the campus of Michigan State University and offered by the Department of Anthropology, the Cultural Heritage Informatics […]

Quilt Index Surveying International Collections

21 March on Cultural Heritage Informatics, Grants, Quilts

The Quilt Index launched a survey today to gather descriptions of quilt collections across the globe. The survey is part of a collaborative planning process to expand the Index, funded by the U.S. Institute for Museum and Library Services. The […]

MATRIX Welcomes Cultural Heritage Informatics Graduate Fellows

02 March on Cultural Heritage Informatics

MATRIX is extremely happy to welcome this year’s cohort of Cultural Heritage Informatics Graduate Fellows.  Hosted by the Department of Anthropology in partnership MATRIX, the CHI Fellowship program offers MSU graduate students (in cultural heritage focused departments) the theoretical and methodological skills […]