Jun. 18, 2021—Vanderbilt University has become the newest member of the Universities Studying Slavery consortium as part of its reinvigorated commitment to confront racial injustice while working toward a more inclusive and welcoming campus community.
May. 5, 2021—Daniel Genkins, a postdoctoral scholar in the Department of History, worked with the Data Science Institute to build a machine learning pipeline to process digitized ecclesiastical records that touch on the lives of people of African descent, both free and enslaved, in the early modern Atlantic.
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.
May. 18, 2016—The American Council of Learned Societies has awarded a digital extension grant to a project historian Jane Landers has led since 2003 to preserve endangered African and Afro-descended slave records.
Jan. 25, 2016—Jane Landers, a Vanderbilt history professor who studies slavery from its inception to abolition, will give a free talk Feb. 26 at the Williamson County Public Library.
Jan. 13, 2016—History professor Jane Landers has been appointed to an international scientific committee working to identify important historic sites related to the slave trade.
Oct. 13, 2015—Scholars interested in saving fast-disappearing slave records with digital archiving will gather at Vanderbilt's Jean and Alexander Heard Library Oct. 15-17 to compare notes.
Feb. 3, 2015—Vanderbilt political scientist Cecilia Mo has won a $1 million grant from the Labor Department to fight human trafficking.
Oct. 11, 2013—Vanderbilt historian Jane Landers appears in the first episode of a new PBS documentary series about the history of African Americans, hosted by Henry Louis Gates Jr.
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