The St Kitts-Nevis Digital Archaeology Initiative will develop an integrated digital archive of diverse archaeological and historical data related to the experiences of the enslaved men and women who labored on 17th-, 18th- and 19th-century sugar plantations in the Caribbean.

St Kitts-Nevis Digital Archaeology Initiative

The St Kitts-Nevis Digital Archaeology Initiative is an innovative collaborative project designed to further scholarship on slavery.

The Initiative will develop an integrated digital archive of diverse archaeological and historical data related to the experiences of the enslaved men and women who labored on 17th-, 18th- and 19th-century sugar plantations in the Caribbean.

An international team of scholars from The Digital Archaeological Archive of Comparative Slavery at the Thomas Jefferson Foundation in Charlottesville, Virginia, the University of Southampton’s Nevis Heritage Project  and the International Slavery Museum in Liverpool will digitise and deliver on the web information from two 18th-century plantations and their slave villages, one located on Nevis and the other on St. Kitts. The result will be a first-of-its-kind digital collection of fully searchable archaeological and historical data from multiple slave village sites in the Caribbean.

The St Kitts-Nevis Digital Archaeology Initiative is funded under the JISC/NEH transatlantic digitisation collaborative grants programme, part of the JISC digitisation programme.

The project plan is available as a Pdf document.

Partner sites: University of Southampton and the Digital Archaeological Archive of Comparative Slavery, Thomas Jefferson Foundation

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