May 18, 2022

Rice University Wins NEH Grant to Create Digital Database of Atlantic Slave Trade

From Rice University:

A Rice history professor’s work to create a digital database of the Atlantic slave trade has won a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).

Associate professor of history Daniel Domingues has been awarded $149,995 for his project with Lancaster University to develop the Digital Archive of the Atlantic Slave Trades.


This open-access resource will digitize, transcribe, translate and link manuscript materials documenting the South Sea Company and its contribution to the trans-Atlantic and intra-American slave trades. The NEH award will also allow all of this vital data to be linked to SlaveVoyages, the world’s largest repository of data on the slave trade, which is housed at Rice and overseen by Domingues.

The project is co-funded by the U.K. Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), which is contributing £250,000 (roughly $340,000) toward the database. Other research partners on Digital Archive of the Atlantic Slave Trades include the British Library, the William L. Clements Library at the University of Michigan and the Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens.

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See Also: Rice Hosting Database with Extensive Records of Slave Trade (via Houston Chronicle; June 2, 2021)

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