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Afripod Episode 83: ‘Conflict in Côte d’Ivoire and Beyond, From High Politics to the Grassroots’

29 September on Africa, Announcements, History, Podcast

Africa Past & Present has released their first podcast of this semester! Afripod hosts, Peter Alegi and Peter Limb, welcomed Brett O’Bannon (Political Science, Director of Conflict Studies, De Pauw University) who discussed the causes and consequences of civil war in Côte […]


The Complexities of Piracy in Somalia: Africa Past and Present Episode 74

20 May on Africa, Podcast

Episode 74 of Africa Past & Present was released on May 14.  Special guest is Prof. Abdi Samatar, Professor of Geography at the University of Minnesota and current President of the African Studies Association (ASA) in the United States. During […]

GradHacker Podcast Focuses on Graduate Student Training and #altac Careers

12 March on Podcast

The newest episode of the GradHacker podcast, hosted by Alex Galarza, is now available online at podcast.gradhacker.org. The episode begins with conversations between Alex Galarza, Andrea Zellner, and Ben Sawyer as they discuss issues common to the graduate community, such […]

GradHacker’s National Audience Recognized by Lansing State Journal

12 February on Podcast, Publications

The Lansing State Journal recently released an article celebrating the national growth and prominence of GradHacker. GradHacker is a blog written by and for graduate students that discusses issues and themes common to students enrolled in graduate programs. Typical posts […]


New Episode of Africa Past & Present Released

01 November on Africa, Podcast, Project Highlights

Episode 67 of Africa Past & Present was released earlier this week. This episode featured Dr. Sifiso Ndlovu from the South African Democracy Education Trust (SADET)—a group of researchers tasked with documenting South Africa’s journey to democracy (read more about […]


Archaeology and the Digital Humanities: Why the Separation?

08 October on Archaeology, Podcast

MATRIX Associate Director Ethan Watrall, traveled to the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH) Institute on Thursday, October 04, 2012 to give a digital dialogue entitled “Archaeology and the Big Tent of the Digital Humanities.” Watrall talks about […]


New Episode of Africa Past & Present Focuses on Gender and Power in Nigeria

24 September on Podcast

Episode 65 of Africa Past & Present was released September 6th. In this episode, hosts Peter Alegi and Peter Limb interview MSU colleague Nwando Achebe. Achebe talks at length about the history of a female king of northern Igboland, Nigeria, […]

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 […]

Gradhacker Launches Podcast

12 April on Announcements, Podcast

MATRIX is pleased to announce The Gradhacker Podcast, a recent addition to the Gradhacker project launched by Cultural Heritage Informatics Fellows Katy Meyers and Alex Galarza. The podcast is co-hosted by Galarza and education technology PhD candidate Andrea Zellner. MATRIX […]