Enslaved.org: Data-Informed Methods in Slavery Studies




East Lansing, MI and Online


June 18-July 1, 2023 (residential); July 2-July 14, 2023 (virtual)


4 weeks


Professional Development Program

Professional Development Program Type

Professional Development Program Audience



This interdisciplinary NEH Institute will explore the opportunities and challenges of engaging in data-informed, Internet-based humanistic research and public scholarship as it applies to the study of enslaved people of African descent. The institute organizers are researchers on Enslaved.Org. Aimed at higher education faculty, instructional staff, and graduate students, the institute is structured in two-parts: a two-week on-site focusing on the state of the field, recommended practices, and hands-on methods for dataset creation; then two-week virtual component during which participants work on a historical dataset, with continued presentations from experts, support from institute staff and peers, and an opportunity to share preliminary findings.

Project Director(s)

Walter Hawthorne; Kristina Poznan

Lecturers and Visiting Faculty

Daryle Williams; Nakia Paker; Catherine Foley; Sharon Leon; Greg O'Malley; Marshanda Smith; Jessica Trotter; Hannah Scruggs; Marisol Fila; Dean Rehberger

Grantee Institution

Michigan State University

Funded through the Division of Education Programs