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Emory University (Atlanta, GA 30322-1018)
David Eltis (Project Director: February 2015 to present)
Allen E. Tullos (Co Project Director: July 2015 to present)

Enhancing and Sustaining

The enhancement of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database (also known as to add additional records about the intra-American movement of enslaved persons and to recode the underlying database to allow for long term sustainability.

Slavevoyages has become the basic reference tool for anyone studying the transatlantic slave trade, and is used widely by teachers, genealogists, and scientists as well as scholars of slavery and the slave trade. The site is nevertheless facing an uncertain future, possibly extinction, as the code in which it was written is made obsolete by evolving server operating systems.

Project fields:
History, General

Digital Humanities Implementation Grants

Digital Humanities

Total amounts:
$324,992 (approved)
$324,992 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2015 – 2/28/2018