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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 […]


Afripod Episode 92: ‘Football, Power, and Identity in Zambia’

22 May on Africa, History, Multimedia & Digital Archives, Podcast

Episode 92, ‘Football, Power, and Identity in Zambia’, the latest podcast from Africa Past & Present, is now available. Released on May 21, Afripod hosts Peter Alegi and Peter Limb welcomed Hikabwa Decius Chipande (PhD 2015 Michigan State). Hikabwa Decius Chipande […]


MATRIX Receives NEH Grant for Archive of Malian Photography

25 February on Africa, Announcements, Digitization, Grants, Multimedia & Digital Archives

  MATRIX has received a National Endowment for the Humanities Grant to support the Archive of Malian Photography. Its mission is to digitize, catalog, preserve, and make internationally accessible the archives of four of Mali’s most important photographers: Abdourahmane Sakaly, […]


Announcing Phase Two of The Gorée Island Archaeological Digital Repository

22 January on Africa, Announcements, Archaeology, Digital Archaeology, Multimedia & Digital Archives

Matrix is thrilled to announce that phase two is under way in The Gorée Island Archaeological Digital Repository. The Gorée Island Archaeological Digital Repository seeks to create virtual 3D representations of cultural heritage materials excavated from archaeological sites in and around […]

Why Digital Technologies and Oral History Belong Together

25 February on Digitization, Multimedia & Digital Archives, Oral History, Project Highlights

The Library of Congress through The Signal: Digital Preservation blog recently posted an article about Doug Boyd, director of the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History at the University of Kentucky Libraries. In the post, Boyd talks about using […]


Civil War Letters Archive Rehumanizes “Big Data”

08 November on Announcements, Big Data, Digitization, Multimedia & Digital Archives, Project Highlights

In October 2012, the Michigan State University’s Archives & Historical Collections, in collaboration with MATRIX, launched a new website entitled the Civil War Archives at http://civilwar.archives.msu.edu/. This website contains an online digital archive of hand-written letters and photographs sent from […]


In Memoriam: Zwelakhe Sisulu

16 October on Africa, Digitization, Multimedia & Digital Archives

MATRIX would like to take time at the beginning of this week to mourn and reflect on the recent passing of Zwelakhe Sisulu, a dedicated South African journalist, businessman, and activist. Son of ANC stalwart Walter Sisulu (Nelson Mandela’s friend […]


MSU Museum Credits MATRIX in New Quilt Exhibit

17 September on Multimedia & Digital Archives, Quilts

The MSU Museum (MSUM) is currently featuring an exhibit entitled “Patterns of Inquiry: Quilts in Research and Education.” The exhibit talks at length about how quilts— in addition to their traditional use as bed coverings— are used to tell stories, […]


Upcoming Project in Participatory Memory will Focus on Creating Interactive Digital Archives

06 September on Digitization, Multimedia & Digital Archives, New Web Technologies, Particapatory Memory, User Experience Design

Liza Potts, MATRIX Director of User Experience Design Projects, recently traveled to Paris, France in order to perform research and planning work for an upcoming project centered on the emerging idea of participatory memory. Participatory memory examines the ways in […]