Center Releases Podcast on Slavery
by: Anastasiia Posnova
In conjunction with the Black History Month, the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance and Abolition has released the first two podcasts for its new “Slavery and Its Legacies” series.
The biweekly podcast, hosted by staff members of the center, will explore the past and present of slavery, as well as its place in the modern society, through interviews with visiting scholars, activists and Yale faculty. Each 25-30-minute podcast will focus on topics ranging from the interviewees’ books to the nature of their research and their career. The new media initiative started last year when the center received a grant from the Minneapolis-based Robina Foundation, according to GLC’s director and history professor David Blight. He added that Robina’s grant will also fund documentary film production and fellowships for people working in the field of digital humanities.
The podcasts were released on SoundCloud, where the first was listened to 269 times, the second 140 times as of Monday night, and Yale’s iTunesU Channel, which sees a weekly traffic of about 30,000 visitors.
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