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The African Oral Narratives Project is Helping Record Forgotten Voices

08 June on Africa, Multimedia & Digital Archives, Oral History

It isn’t likely that a lot of us will ever get to personally meet Samuel Mahoko (photo at right), a displaced farm laborer from Rammolutsi, a poor community in northeastern South Africa. But while we will probably never have the […]

Episode 64 of Africa Past & Present is Now Available

04 June on Africa, Announcements, Multimedia & Digital Archives, Podcast, Project Highlights

A new episode of Africa Past & Present was released on June 1. This episode features Dr. Peter Limb of Michigan State University (MSU) as he discusses the life and writings of Dr. Alfred Bitini Xuma. An important figure in […]

New Episode of Africa Past and Present Focuses on the Democratic Republic of Congo

17 May on Africa, Announcements, Multimedia & Digital Archives, Podcast

Episode 63 of Africa Past and Present was released Wednesday, May 16 2012. The episode features a conversation with Professor Tom Turner, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Country Specialist at Amnesty International USA. Entitled “Noise and Silence, War and […]

MATRIX and The University of Michigan School of Information @ AERI: Helping Develop Education for Archivists

26 July on Announcements, Grants, Multimedia & Digital Archives

How do you preserve information of continuing value and make it available for anyone who might want to use it? Those are the challenges faced by archivists, and teaching students the craft and science of archiving is a tricky business. […]

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 […]

iSchool Intern Works on Video Preservation at MATRIX

25 January on Multimedia & Digital Archives

Jesse Johnston, master’s degree student at the School of Information at the University of Michigan, is collaborating with Catherine Foley, MATRIX Digital Librarian, to finalize videotape preservation policies and documentation for the American Black Journal archive. American Black Journal went […]

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 […]

IMLS AWARDS NATIONAL LEADERSHIP PLANNING GRANTS TO 13 INSTITUTIONS, TOTALING MORE THAN $750,000

04 August on Announcements, Grants, Multimedia & Digital Archives, Quilts

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the primary source of federal support for the nation’s museums and libraries, announces that 13 institutions are receiving National Leadership Collaborative Planning Grants (NLG) totaling $763,715. Grantees will contribute $491,995 in matching […]

Africa Past and Present Podcast Featured at the American Historical Association

19 October on Africa, Multimedia & Digital Archives

Africa Past and Present, the podcast about history, culture, and politics in Africa and the diaspora, is featured on today’s AHA blog. Produced by Matrix and hosted by MSU faculty members Peter Alegi and Peter Limb, Africa Past and Present […]

Now Online: Africa Past and Present, Episode 31

15 September on Africa, Announcements, Multimedia & Digital Archives

Africa Past and Present is hosted by Michigan State University historians Peter Alegi and Peter Limb and produced by Matrix. In this 31st episode, part 2 (of 3) in a series on African Diasporas, hosts Peter Alegi and Peter Limb […]