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Less than two weeks until the Enslaved Conference, March 8-9

In under two weeks, the Enslaved: Peoples of the Historic Slave Trade International Conference will be taking place at Michigan State University. The conference is taking place from March 8-9, 2019 in the RCAH Theatre, Snyder Hall, Terrace Level, 362 Bogue St., East Lansing, MI 48825 More than 50 scholars from around the globe will be in attendance…

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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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The spaces that we inhabit and interact with on a daily basis are made up of hidden layers of cultural activity that build up (quite literally) over time. While museum exhibits and history texts represent this cultural heritage, they don’t allow the public to meaningfully engage with place-based heritage . In addition, traditional museum exhibits…

Magazine cover drawing of a vietnamese woman wearing MSU outfit
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MSU Vietnam Group Archive

The MSU Vietnam Group Archive– a joint collaboration between MATRIX, Michigan State University (MSU), MSU Department of History, and MSU University Archives & Historical Collections– has received $264,998 in funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). MSU Vietnam Group Archive is committed to the task of digitizing and archiving documents from 1955-1962, when…

Sepia-toned image of Ellen Richards in cap and gown.
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Women in Science

The Women in Science archive provides full and partial text access to the written work of several significant female scientists. Accompanying these text works are contextualizing photographs and biographies.  In addition to the work of the eight scientists hosted locally, the Women in Science website links visitors to additional resources that shed light on women’s…

photograph of John Irving
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Celebrity Lecture Series

The Celebrity Lecture Series was established at Michigan State University by the College of Arts and Letters in order to bring in individuals significantly connected with the arts and humanities. The popularity of this series attracted students, faculty, and members of the community, and featured some of the most illustrious scholars, critics, novelists, poets, and…

Daguerrotype photo in gold frame of two male civil war soldiers
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Civil War Collections

To help commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, Michigan Sate University Archives & Special Collections partnered with MATRIX to make a unique digital repository of all its collections related to the Civil War. Included in this archive are a number of photographs and historic documents that document the soldiers, places, and equipment of…

Painting of the Spartan Statue with a crowd
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On the Banks of the Red Cedar

On the Banks of the Red Cedar provides online access to documents, images, film, and audio materials related to the history of Michigan State University. This site is open for use by MSU faculty, staff, students, alumni, and the public. Combining collections from the MSU Archives & Historical Collections, the MSU Libraries, the MSU Museum…

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The Institute on Digital Archaeology Method & Practice: Livestream

The Institute on Digital Archaeology Method & Practice: Livestream Funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and organized by Michigan State University’s Department of Anthropology and MATRIX: The Center for Digital Humanities and Social Sciences, the Institute on Digital Archaeology Method & Practice will bring together archaeologists and closely associated scholars interested in developing…