Scholarly Collaboration & Partners


MATRIX is a research center that thrives on an atmosphere of scholarly collaboration and partnership. The core leadership of MATRIX is comprised of researchers and faculty from a number of colleges and departments at Michigan State University and almost all of our projects involve close teamwork with scholars in other universities across the United States and around the world. MATRIX partners both with individual scholars and with other organizations, universities, and research centers. We believe that these partnerships make us stronger as a center and allow us to produce repositories, archives, products, and research that would not be possible working in isolation. This commitment to collaboration is reflected in all of our projects and echoes the interdisciplinary and cooperative culture that is a hallmark of the digital humanities.

Because of this, we wanted to take some time to recognize and thank our  partners who have contributed so much to MATRIX's development as a center and have allowed us to do the work we do. It should be noted that these lists are woefully incomplete. The time it would take for us to recognize every partner would be overwhelming. Rather, we wanted to recognize those organizations whom we partner with regularly or who have provided long-term assistance to MATRIX.

Michigan State University Partners

African Studies Center
College of Arts and Letters
College of Music
College of Social Science
Department of Anthropology
Department of Art, Art History, and Design
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Department of History
Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures
Michigan State University Libraries
Michigan State University Museum
Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections
Residential College in the Arts and Humanities
Writing, Information, and Digital Experience (WIDE) Research Center

National Partners

American Folklife Center
American Folklore Society
Association of African American Museums
Indiana University
International Quilt Study Center & Museum
Library of Congress
Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History
Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities
Mellon Foundation
Microsoft Research
National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian
Office of Scholarly Communication, Modern Language Association
Oral History Association
Scholarly Communication Institute
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Texas Tech University
The New School
University of Kentucky Libraries
University of Michigan School of Information

International Partners

The British Library
Federal University of Bahia, Brazil
Gambian National Archive
Institut Fondamental d'Afrique Noire
Maison Africaine de la Photographie
South African History Archive