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Slave Societies Digital Archive

History Unshackled: Jada Benn Torres is part of a multidisciplinary effort to uncover new details about the African slave trade

May. 23, 2019—Benn Torres is joined by a team of faculty across a range of disciplines, from anthropology and history to Latin American studies and literature, who are filling in the gaps of our knowledge about the African diaspora and bringing a fresh perspective to its present-day consequences.

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Fort Negley receives international recognition thanks to the work of Vanderbilt scholars

May. 22, 2019—As communities throughout the South struggle to determine appropriate ways of recognizing Civil War history, Jane Landers, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of History, and Postdoctoral Fellow Angela Sutton have worked to draw attention to Fort Negley as a site that teaches the tragedy of slavery as well as celebrates the contributions of free and enslaved black people to Nashville and the nation’s history.

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Vanderbilt hosts digital humanities workshop

May. 11, 2018—Vanderbilt’s Slave Societies Digital Archive hosted scholars from around the world for its third Digital Humanities and the History of Slavery workshop at the Jean and Alexander Heard Library.

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Wond’ry exhibit takes digital humanities into three dimensions

Mar. 23, 2018—A new exhibit at the Wond’ry showcasing the work of Vanderbilt’s Slave Societies Digital Archive will feature some unusual pieces of digital preservation: 3D-printed replicas of significant artifacts.

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Vanderbilt slavery archive set to reach wider audience through new multi-institutional data hub

Jan. 30, 2018—A digital hub to be housed at Michigan State University will link Vanderbilt's Slave Societies Digital Archive to eight other digital collections of slave records around the country.

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