Category: Projects

“Black Virginians in Blue” Blog Post for Muster

I’d like to thank Dr. Hillary Green for the opportunity to write a blog post titled, Black Virginians in Blue: A Digital Project Studying Black Union Soldiers and Sailors from Albemarle County, Virginia, for Muster, the blog of the Journal of the Civil War Era, about our upcoming digital project, Black Virginians in Blue. The blog post goes over some… Read more →

My 2021 Liberation and Freedom Day Lecture

The March 1865 arrival of Union troops to UVA and Charlottesville, the liberation of the area’s enslaved community, and the lives of local Black men who served as Union soldiers and sailors were at the center of a panel conversation commemorating Liberation and Freedom Day in Albemarle County, Virginia. On March 3, Jalane Schmidt, director of the Memory Project, introduced the… Read more →

UVA Unionists in UVAToday

Matthew Kelly, staff writer at UVAToday, recently published an article about our latest digital project at the Nau Center, UVA Unionists. Kelly’s article is a nice companion piece to a similar one he wrote about our other major research endeavor, Black Virginians in Blue, last October. UVA Unionists is our effort to identify UVA students who fought for the Union.… Read more →

Reflections on Founders Online: Early Access

Digital Studies / Le champ numérique, a Canadian digital humanities journal, just published my article on Founders Online: Early Access. Written back in 2015, I recount my experiences as one of Early Access’s project managers and also make recommendations for others hoping to launch their own large-scale, multi-project, or crowd-sourced projects. Here is the article abstract: Founders Online, a digital… Read more →

Founders Online Adds Thomas Jefferson Memorandum Books

In December of last year, Founders Online finally added the Thomas Jefferson Memorandum Books (hereafter TJMB) to its collection of over 175,000 primary sources related to the founding era of the United States. While some digitized versions of the original handwritten books are available through the Library of Congress or the Massachusetts Historical Society, the two-volume annotated and edited edition… Read more →

Patrick Henry Digital Library is Live

I am pleased to announce that a year after work began the new Patrick Henry Digital Library is now linked to Patrick Henry Red Hill’s website and can be viewed directly at  http://www.patrickhenrylibrary.org/. Generously funded by a grant from the Jessie Ball duPont Fund and made possible by a collaboration between Documents Compass, Red Hill, and Infoset,  this project seeks… Read more →

Wrapping up Founders Online Early Access

Founders Online, a website giving free access to over 170,000 documents and letters from the founding period of the United States, has seen tremendous user growth since its launch in the summer of 2013. With well over one million visitors to date, it has proven to be popular and useful for academics, government researchers, and the general public alike. Getting… Read more →

Announcing the The Nau Center for the Study of the American Civil War’s Website

I am pleased to announce that the website of the John L. Nau III Center for the Study of the American Civil War is now live and can be viewed by the public. Go to http://naucenter.as.virginia.edu/ for more information about all of the Nau Center’s events, internships, affiliated faculty, our book prize, etc. As the Nau Center’s new Digital Historian… Read more →