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Organization name: Emory
Keywords: 'Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database' (this phrase)
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Emory University (Atlanta, GA 30322-1018)
David Eltis (Project Director: February 2015 to May 2019)
Allen E. Tullos (Co Project Director: July 2015 to May 2019)

Digital Humanities Implementation Grants
Digital Humanities

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$324,992 (approved)
$324,992 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2015 – 2/28/2018

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.

Emory University (Atlanta, GA 30322-1018)
David Eltis (Project Director: July 2005 to October 2010)
Martin Douglas Halbert (Co Project Director: July 2005 to October 2010)

Preservation/Access Projects
Preservation and Access

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$324,011 (approved)
$324,011 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/2006 – 6/30/2010

The Expanded, On-Line Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database

This award will support the addition essential records to an electronic database on transatlantic slave voyages. The work will add 8,000 new entries, enhance an additional 9,000 entries, and create a Web-based resource to serve with specialized interfaces for scholars and researchers, as well as K-12 students and the general public.

January 1, 2008, marks the bicentennial of the abolition of the slave trade in the U.K and the U.S. This project proposes to commemorate this anniversary by creating an interactive, Web-based resource about the transatlantic slave trade. Using as its foundation information about 27,233 voyages documented in the renowned Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database CD-ROM (Cambridge 1999), this project will produce a revised and significantly expanded database that will contain more than 35,000 voyages—fully 90 percent of the slave trade—and will be published via the Internet. The project will present the database and its auxiliary materials in a two-tier format: one designed for professional researchers and another for K-12/generalist audiences.