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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 […]

ABJ Archive at MATRIX Contains Footage of Dave Bing Before He Was Mayor of Detroit

25 June on Digitization, Multimedia & Digital Archives, Uncategorized

In May 2009, Dave Bing was elected mayor of Detroit. But, before he became mayor, Bing had a long-standing career as both a member of the Detroit Pistons and the owner of Bing Steel, one of the largest black-owned businesses […]

MATRIX, in partnership with the MSU Department of History, awarded Endangered Archives Grant from the British Library

23 May on Announcements, Digitization, Grants

The Mexican state of Oaxaca has a long and complicated history that is recorded in an vast historical archive. These artifacts, some dating back to the late fifteenth century, chronicle Mexico’s transition from a colonial to post-colonial state. The papers […]

The Vietnam Project Archive, An Exciting New MATRIX Project, Receives NEH Funding

18 May on Announcements, Digitization, Grants, Project Highlights

The Vietnam Project Archive- a joint collaboration between MATRIX, Michigan State University (MSU) Department of History, and MSU University Archives & Historical Collections- has received $264,998 in funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Vietnam Project Archive is […]

The Quilt Index Goes International With the Addition of Quilt Records From the Royal Alberta Museum

16 May on Announcements, Digitization, Project Highlights, Quilts, Uncategorized

 MATRIX is pleased to announce that The Quilt Index, one of our primary collaborations, has succeeded in becoming one of the first international online quilt and quilt ephemera repositories with their recent posting of historic quilts from the Royal Alberta […]

MATRIX Partners with Professor to Digitize Endangered, Culturally Significant Photographs in Mali

05 July on Digitization

Partnering with Assistant Professor Candace Keller of the Department of Art & Art History and the MSU Residential College in the Arts and Humanities, MATRIX will be participating in a project to digitize endangered, culturally significant photography archives in Mali. Dr. Keller and […]

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 to work with MSU Department of History in The Gambia

28 May on Africa, Announcements, Digitization, Grants

Partnering with the Department of History at Michigan State University, MATRIX will be consulting at the archives of the Department of State for Justice in Banjul, The Gambia later this summer.  Professor Walter Hawthorne from MSU History, Scott Pennington, head of digitization […]

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, […]