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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 […]


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 […]


Ethan Watrall Invited to Speak at Microsoft Faculty Summit

17 July on Conferences, Cultural Informatics

MATRIX’s Assistant Director Ethan Watrall has been invited to give a talk at the prestigious Microsoft Faculty Summit. He traveled to Redmond, Washington on Monday, July 16th to participate in the two day conference and exhibition. Watrall is speaking in […]

Samaritan Archives Project Receives International Press Attention

28 June on Cultural Informatics, Digitization, Multimedia & Digital Archives, New Web Technologies, User Experience Design

On May 26th, the Haaretz Daily Newspaper, a popular Israeli news outlet, released a full-length article focused on the Samaritan Archive project, a collaborative endeavor lead by two U.S. researchers and universities: Dr. Jim Ridolfo of the University of Cincinnati […]

MATRIX participates in designing best practices for Oral History

01 March on Cultural Informatics, Digitization, Multimedia & Digital Archives, Oral History

As part of MATRIX’s collaborative IMLS grant to develop best practices for conducting oral history in a digital age, Scott Pennington, Head of MATRIX’s Digital Lab, traveled to New York recently to meet with the Oral History in the Digital Age […]

MATRIX and MSU Department of History Partner in The Gambia

12 August on Africa, Cultural Informatics, Digitization, Grants, Multimedia & Digital Archives

In conjunction with the Department of History at Michigan State University, MATRIX conducted a three-day training workshop and nearly one week post-workshop consulting at the National Records Service in Banjul, The Gambia.  Professor Walter Hawthorne, Chair of the Department of History; Scott Pennington, Head […]

Matrix consults with King Abdulaziz Foundation for Research and Archives

06 April on Announcements, Cultural Informatics, Digitization

The King Abdulaziz Foundation for Research and Archives, part of the Saudi National Museum and home to the Saudi National Archives, invited Matrix to come to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and consult on digitization. Scott Pennington, Head of Matrix’s Digital Lab, […]