Vincent J. Rosivach, Giovanni Ruffini, Alec Lurie, and Olivia McEvoy
Type of Project:
Faculty Contribution; Student Project
The Vincent J. Rosivach Register of Slaves in Fairfield, Connecticut (1639-1820) is a comprehensive database of enslaved individuals in colonial and post-colonial Fairfield. This database is searchable, and will be able to track projection of slave families as well as movement across households and other important information related to the slave, their family, and their history. While there are some distinct contrasts between Northern and Southern slavery, one of the key similarities is the lack of proper record-keeping of these enslaved individuals’ identities. The database compiles information including birth, death, and distribution of slaves in colonial and post-colonial Fairfield into a single site to help formulate a once-broken narrative. In several cases, we were able to piece together entire families of slaves, identifying a lineage previously scattered across countless documents.
The Register uses primary source property documents, church records, newspaper advertisements, military records, and museum archives to compile a list of slaves and the households they were a part of.
Shannon E. Kelley
Type of Project:
Faculty Contribution; Pedagogy; Student Project
The Map of Early Modern London (MoEML), is an ongoing project by the University of Victoria to map the spatial imaginary of Shakespeare’s city. The project asks how London’s spaces and places were named, traversed, used, repurposed, and contested by various practitioners, writers, and civic officials. MoEML’s maps allow users to plot people, historical documents, literary works, and recent critical research onto topography and the built environment.
Shannon Kelley is a MoEML Pedagogical Partner of the project. Students enrolled in English 213 – Shakespeare I at Fairfield University in the Fall of 2014 also contributed to the project.
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