Summer Institute Data-Informed Methods in Slavery Studies

Michigan State University will be hosting an interdisciplinary National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute titled Data-Informed Methods in Slavery Studies from June 18 to July 14, 2023. The first two weeks will be residential in East Lansing, Michigan, and the next two will be remote. Participants will receive stipends that should cover the costs of room and board in East Lansing.

The institute will explore the opportunities and challenges of engaging in data-informed humanistic research and public scholarship as it applies to the study of and teaching about enslaved people of African descent. The organizers are researchers on Enslaved: Peoples of the Historical Slave Trade (; Higher education faculty, instructional staff, and advanced graduate students are invited to apply.

Application information and a complete description of the institute are on the institute’s website. The application deadline is March 1, 2023.

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Best wishes,
Walter Hawthorne, Kristina Poznan, Dean Rehberger, and Daryle Williams

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