Kim Yi Dionne (
Political Science, UC Riverside) on her recent book, Doomed Interventions : ; the controversial May 2019 elections in Malawi, where she served as an observer; and hosting the The Failure of Global Responses to AIDS in Africa Ufahamu Africa podcast and co-editing the Monkey Cage politics blog at the Washington Post.
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Laura Seay (Government, Colby College) on becoming a Congo scholar; the genealogy and impact of her “Texas in Africa” blog; using Twitter for academic purposes and public discourse; and her book project titled “Substituting for the State” about non-state actors and governance in eastern DR Congo. Follow Laura on Twitter: @texasinafrica
Keith Breckenridge (WISER) on the current state of digital Southern African Studies; the politics, funding, and ethics of international partnerships in digital projects; and his new book Follow Keith on Twitter: Biometric State: The Global Politics of Identification and Surveillance in South Africa, 1850 to the Present. @BreckenridgeKD
Part I of a series on digital African studies.
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David Eltis, Robert W. Woodruff Professor of History at Emory University, on the making of the Transatlantic Slave Trade database, a landmark collaborative digital project he has co-edited for two decades. Eltis discusses the research process, online dissemination, and new directions for the initiative. This is the second part of a two-part series recorded at the Atlantic Slave Biographies Database Conference at Michigan State University in November 2013.
Historians Gwendolyn Midlo Hall and Walter Hawthorne on — a digital history project of Slave Biographies: The Atlantic Database Network Matrix and the MSU History Department funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. They discuss the origins of the ASDN, intellectual and technological challenges, and the wider significance of building a freely accessible web database on the identities of enslaved people in the Atlantic World.