Digital Project - Haiti: An Island Luminous An Island Luminous is a site to help readers learn about Haiti’s history. Created by historian Adam M. Silvia and hosted online by Digital Library of the Caribbean, An Island Luminous combines rare books, manuscripts, and photos scanned by archives and libraries in Haiti and the United States … Continue reading DIGITAL: Haiti: An Island Luminous
#ADPhD congratulations the Colored Conventions Project which has won the tenth biennial MLA Prize for a Bibliography, Archive, or Digital Project. It will be presented to P. Gabrielle Foreman, Jim Casey, and Sarah Lynn Patterson, from the University of Delaware, on behalf of the Colored Conventions Project team. From the MLA's Prize citation: The Colored … Continue reading AWARD: Colored Conventions Wins MLA Award
Vincent Brown discusses slavery and the database at Duke University: 'By responding creatively to the archival challenges presented by the social history of slavery, Harvard Professor Vincent Brown hopes to inspire new conversations about the inheritance of loss and the legacy of struggle. This presentation considers three graphic histories: an animated visualization of Voyages: The … Continue reading DIGITAL: Brown on Slavery’s History in the Age of the Database
New digital project on runaway slave ads in Connecticut. The database was designed by the students in COL370 / HIST211 as part of their final projext for Digital History (Spring 2014). Taught at Wesleyan College by Joseph Yannielli. "ABOUT THE PROJECT RunawayCT.org is a digital humanities resource for the study of runaway slaves in Connecticut, … Continue reading DIGITAL: About The Project · Runaway Connecticut
Explore the story of the abolitionist movement in America through our interactive map. Dozens of museums, institutions and PBS stations have partnered with American Experience to bring you archival images, documents and videos related to abolitionism.
The Amistad Research Center recently unveiled four new digital collections in the Tulane University Digital Library/Louisiana Digital Library:
A digital project by Bill Rankin visualizes the spread of slavery in the United States in maps. Rankin uses dots, black space (to render county/state lines nearly invisible), and color gradations to mark the changing population of slave and free.
"This project is designed to call public attention to an event that rattled Reconstruction-era Memphis in May 1866. The first large-scale racial massacre to erupt in the post-Civil War South, the massacre in Memphis played a key role in prompting Congress to enact sweeping changes to federal policies and to constitutional law. It also lent a new urgency to an ongoing national debate about the meaning of freedom and the rights of citizens. It was a massacre of historic proportions, one that helped lay the ground for who we are today as a nation....
The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database, an online database providing information about slaves and slave trading voyages, will soon expand to include information about intra-American slave trade as well as have a new accessibility. The online database is supervised by two Emory faculty members in partnership with international scholars. The project investigators — David Eltis, Robert… … Continue reading DIGITAL/NEWS: Slave Trade Database to Expand, Update Website | The Emory Wheel
“Researchers at the University of Richmond have created a 3D map of
the city’s slave district in 1853. Part of the Library of Virginia’s “To
Be Sold” exhibit, the map traces the steps of a British artist whose
experience in Richmond led to abolitionist sketches, essays and
paintings. Catherine Komp has more for Virginia Currents.
Learn More:University of Richmond’s Digital Scholarship Lab is giving a lecture on the 3D Slave District map Tuesday April 7th, Noon-1:00 p.m.,
at the Library of Virginia. They’ll also be sharing an animated map of
the evacuation fires as part of the Capitol Square pop-up museum for the
150th Fall of Richmond anniversary events.”
(H/T Brandon Locke for the link via Twitter!)