Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

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Enslaved: October Meeting with Partners

On October 8-9, 2018, Matrix hosted a second meeting in East Lansing, Michigan, with Enslaved project partners to share updates and collectively work through the data model. Over two breakout sessions, the Enslaved project partners refined controlled vocabulary terms for key Enslaved concepts such as Person Status, Event Type, and Document Type. Matrix presented on…

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Enslaved Conference coming March 8-9, 2019!

In March 2019, Michigan State will host an international conference, “Enslaved: Peoples of the Historic Slave Trade.” For more information, see our Call for Papers below! Enslaved: Peoples of the Historic Slave Trade Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan March 8-9, 2019 This is a call for papers for an international conference, “Enslaved: Peoples of…

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Enslaved: People of the Historic Slave Trade

Enslaved: People of the Historic Slave Trade is a constellation of software and services built to address the challenges of connecting archives, databases, and collections that record the histories of slavery and enslaved peoples. Specifically, the project’s objectives are to: 1-Build an interconnected system of services and tools that allows individuals involved in the slave…

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MSU receives $1.5M Mellon Foundation grant to build extensive database on the historic slave trade

Matrix is excited to announce Enslaved: The People of the Historic Slave Trade, a project supported by a $1.47 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The project will create an online data hub that will bring together many datasets of African slavery and the Atlantic slave trade. Previously, projects archiving the history of…

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Public Philosophy Journal

The Public Philosophy Journal is designed to re-envision the relationship between the academy and everyday life by creating a public space for accessible but rigorous scholarly discourse on challenging contemporary issues of public concern. The Public Philosophy Journal is a collaborative endeavor between the Department of Philosophy and the Humanities in a Digital Age initiative…