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Speaking of Digital Scholarship: Daryle Williams on Enslaved.org

When: Wednesday, April 7, 2021 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Where: Online
Description: Dr. Daryle Williams (Associate Professor of History, UMD) will speak on Enslaved: Peoples of the Historical Slave Trade (Enslaved.org), an open-source, open-access online publishing platform and discovery tool for exploring the lives of the enslaved. Launched publicly on December 1, 2020, Enslaved.org is using linked-open data to piece together the fragmented lives of 600,000 (and growing) people named across dozens of datasets and millions of data points.

Joined by Marisol Fila (doctoral candidate, Romance Languages, University of Michigan), Williams will provide an overview of the project and then show some of the work that goes on #behindthedata. Enslaved.org is generously sponsored by The Andrew W, Mellon Foundation.
Contact: Kate Maloney 301-226-2730 kmalone2@umd.edu
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