Rob Nelson and Scott Nesbit contributed essays to a new book, Apocalypse and the Millennium in the American Civil War Era (Baton Rouge, LSU Press, 2013), edited by Benjamin Wright and Zach Dresser. Nelson’s essay is titled “Spirit Politics: Radical Abolitionists and the Dead End of Spiritualism,” while Nesbit’s is “A Sharecropper’s Millennium: Land and the Perils of Forgiveness in Post-Civil War South Carolina.” The edited volume came out of a conference at Rice University in 2010.
The Educause Review has posted an essay by Edward L. Ayers, titled “Does Digital Scholarship Have a Future?”.
Scott Nesbit moderated the panel, “New Media and the Future of Civil War History” at the Gettysburg College conference, The Future of Civil War History: Looking Beyond the 150th.
The Digital Scholarship Lab has been awarded a $750,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for the digital atlas of American history project.
Ed Ayers presented the keynote at the Annual Educause Conference in Denver entitled “Discovery in a Digital World”.
The Chronicle of Higher Education has written an article on the DSL’s latest project, “Visualizing Emancipation.”
This blog follows and maps Elizabeth Goltra journey along the Oregon Trail during the spring and summer of 1853.
“Visualizing Emancipation” has launched! The project maps the end of slavery during the American Civil War using military correspondence, newspapers, and letters and diaries.
Visualizing Emancipation maps documentary evidence about when, where, and how slavery fell apart during the American Civil War.