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Organization name: Emory
Keywords: Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database (ALL of these words -- matching substrings)

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HK-230986-15Digital Humanities: Digital Humanities Implementation GrantsEmory UniversityEnhancing and Sustaining www.slavevoyages.org9/1/2015 - 2/28/2018$324,992.00David EltisAllenE.TullosEmory UniversityAtlantaGA30322-1018USA2015History, GeneralDigital Humanities Implementation GrantsDigital Humanities3249920324991.730

The enhancement of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database (also known as slavevoyages.org) 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.

PA-51985-06Preservation and Access: Preservation/Access ProjectsEmory UniversityThe Expanded, On-Line Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database6/1/2006 - 6/30/2010$324,011.00David EltisMartinDouglasHalbertEmory UniversityAtlantaGA30322-1018USA2006History, GeneralPreservation/Access ProjectsPreservation and Access32401103240110

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.