T. L. Cowan
Assistant Professor, Digital Cultural Practices, Department of Arts, Culture and Media and Faculty of Information, University of Toronto. Cowan was a 2016-17 Presidential Visiting Fellow and Digital Humanities Fellow at Yale University. Cowan is also co-facilitator of the Feminist Technology Network. She is developing Cabaret Commons—a digital project creating a hybrid curated and user-generated digital archive of live performance that works towards a responsive, dynamic and ethical model of performance archives online, one that documents performers and performances and attends to the central role of audiences in sustaining grassroots trans- feminist and queer cultures.
College Archivist, Waidner-Spahr Library, Dickinson College, Co-Director of the Carlisle Indian School Digital Resource Center. This project aims to develop a fully searchable, comprehensive database of Carlisle Indian School resources, including the US National Archives, Bureau of Indian Affairs records pertaining to the Carlisle Indian School. Gerencser is interested in increasing digital access to Dickinson College’s unique resources, and has participated in many digital projects that highlight special collections resources. He is an active member of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference, and previously served as Treasurer..
Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, Heyman Center for the Humanities, Columbia University. Hainze is a postdoctoral fellow at Columbia's Justice-in-Education Initiative, where she is involved in two digital projects centered on incarceration and the criminal justice system. Her book project focuses on the literary and cultural history of the women's prison as it was established as a separate institution in the late 19th and early 20th century US. Prior to her graduate study at Columbia, she investigated police misconduct for the City of New York. She was a recipient of the Mellon CLIR Fellowship for Dissertation Research in Original Sources from 2013-14. As a public humanities fellow at Columbia's Heyman Center for the Humanities, Hainze worked to develop an online repository for digitized archival records of women and imprisonment, with an eye towards classroom use. Hainze was formerly one of the participants in The Prison Public Memory Project.
Director of GPUMC Archives-Cochrane-Woods Library at Nebraska Wesleyan University; Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. A native of North Carolina, Hyman's research focuses on the societal and ideological tensions inherent in the United States South during the nineteenth century. Her current study is a digital narrative that emphasizes the spatial dimensions of enslaved runaway flight in eastern North Carolina’s Great Dismal Swamp region from 1805-1840. Her dissertation research documents and explores the imagined and physical spaces of 'hiding' that enslaved people used to resist enslavement. In particular, Hyman traces the local spaces of laying away that played an active, ongoing, repetitive role in slave societies and how the enslaved configured these spaces.
Susan A. Rose
Charles A. Dana Professor of Sociology, Director of the Community Studies Center, Dickinson College, Co-Director of the Carlisle Indian School Digital Resource Center. This project aims to develop a fully searchable, comprehensive database of Carlisle Indian School resources, including the US National Archives, Bureau of Indian Affairs records pertaining to the Carlisle Indian School. Rose specializes in the sociology of religion, family, and education; violence; indigenous studies; and inequality, race, and gender studies. Her recent book, The Carlisle Indian Industrial School: Indigenous Histories, Memories, and Reclamations, was named one of the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Best Books of 2016.
Professor of History, Georgetown University, Principal Curator of the Georgetown Slavery Archive, a project of Georgetown University’s Working Group on Slavery, Memory, and Reconciliation. This project is researching and compiling the archival materials related to Jesuit slaveholding and the 1838 sale of 272 slaves to Louisiana. Rothman’s recent book, Beyond Freedom’s Reach: A Kidnapping in the Twilight of Slavery, has been named a Humanities Book of the Year by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, and it has received the Jefferson Davis Book Award from the American Civil War Museum, and the Margaret T. Lane/Virginia F. Saunders Memorial Research Award from the Government Documents Roundtable of the American Library Association. Rothman is also an OAH distinguished lecturer.
Brandi M. Waters
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History and African American Studies, Yale University. Brandi M. Waters is a PhD candidate in the History and African American Studies departments at Yale University. Her research examines the intersections of slavery, colonial medicine, and the law in the Atlantic World, with particular interests in Colombia, Brazil, and Philadelphia. Her work has been generously supported by the Ford Foundation, the Social Science Research Council, the Tinker Foundation, the Gilder Lehrman Center of the Study of Slavery, Resistance and Abolition, and the Digital Humanities Lab at Yale University.