Timbs on African Studies in the Digital Age | CHI MSU

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Liz Timbs reflects on the number of digital humanities panels at the African Studies Association Annual meeting: “Unfortunately, when I say that numerous scholars commented on this need, numerous refers to a few handfuls of scholars that I encountered.  Compared to other scholarly meetings, ASA is lagging behind in their number of panels dedicated to the subject.  Harvard… Continue reading Timbs on African Studies in the Digital Age | CHI MSU

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Tweets from the Atlantic Slave Biographies Database Conference at #MSU

Tweets from the Atlantic Slave Biographies Database Conference (#ASBDmsu) held at Michigan State University, November 8-9, 2013. Livetweeting courtesy of African Diaspora, Ph.D. on Twitter (@afrxdiasporaphd) [View the story “Tweets from the Atlantic Slave Biographies Database Conference at #MSU” on Storify] For more information, see here CONF: Biographies: Atlantic Slave Database Conference at MSU | African Diaspora, Ph.D. http://bit.ly/HSdWHA Continue reading Tweets from the Atlantic Slave Biographies Database Conference at #MSU

WEB/SOURCE: Joan Peters’ Slave and Free Negro Records Digitized

via Prince William County, Virginia Digital Library “The latest addition to our Digital Library is Joan W. Peters’ work, Slave and Free Negro Records from the Prince William County Court Minute and Order Books, 1752-1763, 1766-1769, 1804-1806, 1812-1814, 1833-1865 (Broad Run, Va.: Albemarle Research, 1996). Click on the following link http://eservice.pwcgov.org/library/digitalLibrary/index.htm and find it under Historic Records, 1700-1800. It covers all mentions of African Americans … Continue reading WEB/SOURCE: Joan Peters’ Slave and Free Negro Records Digitized

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CONF: Biographies: Atlantic Slave Database Conference at MSU

Biographies: Atlantic Slave Database Conference Michigan State University November 8th & 9th 2013 “In 2011, with the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities, MSU’s History Department and MATRIX initiated Biographies: The Atlantic Slave Data Network (ASDN). We seek to provide a platform for researchers to upload, analyze, visualize, and utilize data they have collected, and to link it to other databases which together … Continue reading CONF: Biographies: Atlantic Slave Database Conference at MSU

Visualizing/Mapping 1860s Rio (Brazil)

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Zephyr Frank at Stanford University is using GIS to study Brazil: We are creating a geographically precise digitized map of 1866 Rio de Janeiro with historically accurate delineations of streets and property—which include over 15,000 parcels in the central parishes. More than 300,000 historic records including names, addresses, and other detailed information covering the period 1840-1890 are also… Continue reading Visualizing/Mapping 1860s Rio (Brazil)

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BOOK: Marshall and Leimenstoll on Thomas Day’s Craft

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Patricia Phillips Marshall and Jo Ramsay Leimenstoll, Thomas Day Master Craftsman and Free Man of Color (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2010).

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