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I am grateful for the replies both in and out of H-South. Most comments share a common focus on Enslaved.org and the Journal of Slavery and Data Preservation as outlets for database file(s) once completed. I do, however, like what Stephen Berry and others have done with the digital history projects in making the raw files available but also providing extremely useful graphical interfaces, GIS displays, and traditional research write-ups on stand-alone websites.
Thank you for all that contacted me. This panel is now full.
I have some similar databases being developed in my current project, and I think the best places for them are the newish Journal of Slavery and Data Preservation which publishes peer reviewed data sets https://jsdp.enslaved.org/ and maybe a connection to freedomonthemove.org.
Adam Arenson (he/him)
Professor of History
The short answer is YES, a database -- particularly a relational database with data focusing on the enslaved drawn from myriad sources -- will be enormously valuable. It will be valuable in ways you can and cannot conceive of now, and that's okay. Simply making information available for other scholars to use is enormously helpful to our shared project of understanding the past more fully and accurately.
I’m seeking a bit of guidance. For the past year or so, I have been working on a project that needs a bit of direction. For the past year or so, I have combed through newspapers and court records in southern Georgia between 1845 and 1865 to extract information on the region’s enslaved population. This began as a side-project/hobby as I worked on other projects. I am a Civil War historian, not a historian of slavery per se.
I am a 5th year PhD Candidate at Mississippi State University working on 20th century labor in the Sunbelt South. I am seeking other scholars for a panel focused on 20th century southern labor, unionization, recreation/theme parks, and/or political realignment.
My paper will examine narratives of labor at the Walt Disney parks and contrast them with the work done by cast members and explore thier unionization efforts.
Hi Isaiah (and to everyone who has reached out to me via email as well about the panel)
I want to thank everyone for their interest in the topic of the panel I would like to put together. I haven’t even checked back with this post because within just a day or so of the original post we had a full panel!
As a grad student putting together my first conference panel I wasn’t sure what to expect but I am blown away by how quickly it took off!
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The Mississippi Historical Society is soliciting nominations for the Outstanding Thesis Award and the Outstanding Dissertation Award. The prizes are awarded biennially for a master’s thesis and a Ph.D. dissertation on a topic in Mississippi history or biography. Theses and dissertations completed in 2021 and 2022 are eligible.
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The Allen Morris Forum on the Native South invites interested parties to join a collegial exhibition of new research on Native Americans in the American South virtually via Zoom. The October 2022 session welcomes the work of Dr. Bradley Joseph Dixon from the University of Memphis.
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I am a first year PhD student at the University of Georgia. My colleage Cal and I are trying to put together a panel for the Southern Historical Association's 2023 annual meeting in Charlotte, NC, and need a third member. Our panel will examine how economic change has historically driven social change in the U.S. South.
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