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Computational Rhetorics Group Presents at Computers and Writing 2013

23 June on Big Data, Conferences, Project Highlights

On June 9, 2013, Bill Hart-Davidson, associate professor of WRAC and co-director of WIDE-MATRX, and Ryan Omizo, MATRIX post-doctoral research fellow in computational rhetorics, presented at Computers and Writing 2013 in Frostburg, Maryland. Their presentation, “Computational Rhetoric: An Invitation to […]

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 […]

Vietnam Project Archive Receives Attention from the Lansing State Journal

21 February on Digitization, Project Highlights

The Lansing State Journal recently posted an article entitled MSU, the CIA— and Vietnam. This article contains portions of interviews with the primary investigators for the MSU Group Vietnam Project Archive, a digital preservation and access collaboration between the University […]


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 […]


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 […]


Oral History in the Digital Age Website Launched

13 August on Announcements, Multimedia & Digital Archives, Oral History, Project Highlights

MATRIX is pleased to announce the launch of the Oral History in the Digital Age (OHDA) website at ohda.matrix.msu.edu. The website features numerous essays, articles, and videos about best practices in collecting, preserving, and disseminating digital oral histories. The OHDA […]

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 […]

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 […]

GradHacker Joins Inside Higher Ed

02 December on Announcements, Cultural Heritage Informatics, Project Highlights

MATRIX is very happy to announce that GradHacker (www.gradhacker.org) will be appearing on Inside Higher Ed.  Edited by MSU grad students Alex Galarza (PhD Candidate in the Department of History and Cultural Heritage Informatics Graduate Fellow) and Katy Meyers (PhD […]