MATRIX, The Center for Humane Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences Online
Professor of History
and Director of MATRIX
Michigan State University
Friday, April 9, 2004
Talk: 11:30am -12:30 p.m.
Location: Room 3105 Engineering Bldg.
Host: W. Dyksen
Abstract: Dr. Mark Kornbluh will present an overview of MATRIX, The Center for Humane Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences Online. (See www.matrix.msu.edu). Matrix is the largest humanities technology center in an American university with research foci on multimedia digial repositories, educational uses of online content, and the use of the Internet for development. The work at MATRIX represents a variety of fields and disciplines emerging from the integration of information technologies with humanities research. Among other topics, Kornbluh will present and discuss opportunities for more extensive collaborations between the humanities and computer and information sciences.
Biography: Dr. Mark Kornbluh is a Professor of History of MSU and Director of MATRIX, The Center for Humane Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences Online. He is the Principle Investigator on a wide range of research and education projects funded by the National Science Foundation, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) of the Department of Defense, the Nation Endowment for the Humanities, the State Department, Aid for International Development, the Department of Education, the Ford Foundation, the Andrew Mellon Foundation, the Michigan Humanities Council, and the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs. Kornbluh oversees the National Gallery of the Spoken Word, a five year, $3.6 million dollar project to develop the usefulness of audio resources on line and "The Spoken Word: New Resources to Transform Teaching and Learning," an international NSF-funded collaborative project to incorporate audio resources into university courses. He is also directing the development of the African Online Digital Library, the first NSF-funded US-African partnership project in developing digital library resources.