The Study of Slavery and Abolition in the Digital Age

Friday, May 4, 2018 11:00 am to 4:00 pm - Whitney Humanities Center, Rm. 208 53 Wall Street, New Haven, CT

In recent years, new digital tools and practices have transformed the study and teaching of the history slavery and its abolition, employing sophisticated database systems, developing innovative crowd-sourcing practices, and forming exciting new partnerships. Join us on Friday, May 4th as our panelists discuss these and other issues.

Part #1 of the GLC Livestream:


The Colored Conventions Project Denise Burgher, University of Deleware & Jim Casey, University of Deleware

African American Civil War Soldiers Project John Clegg, New York University & Dawn Chitty, African American Civil War Museum

Database of Indigenous Slavery in the Americas Linford Fisher, Brown University

Last Seen: Finding Family After Slavery Judith Giesberg, Villanova University & Margaret Jerrido, Archivist, Mother Bethel AME Church, Philadelphia

Runaway New England Joseph Yannielli, Yale University & Students from Dr. Yannielli’s class “Runaways, Rebels, Wenches & Rogues”

Part #2 of the GLC Livestream:

Co-sponsored by the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at the MacMillan Center and the Digital Humanities Lab