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The History Department Newsletter for April 2021

April 09, 2021 History

Please see the following link to read the History Newsletter.

National Geographic

A New Tool Hopes to Uncover the Lost Ancestry of Enslaved African Americans

April 07, 2021 History

Prior to 1870, records rarely noted names of enslaved and formerly-enslaved people—this database is pooling resources to render a more complete picture.

A More Inclusive History

March 31, 2021 History

During Women’s History Month, a history professor and two students reflect on their quest to tell the stories of those too often left out.

The Harvard Gazette

New Database Tracks Data on Slaves, Slavers, and Allies

March 04, 2021 History

Created through collaboration of Harvard, Maryland, Michigan State and others.

Arts and Humanities Colloquium: Quincy T. Mills Discusses “Movement Money: Crises, Relief and Democratic Practice.”

February 19, 2021 History

ARHU professor's talk is part of a new series centering racism, equity and justice.

NBC4 Washington

New Research Database Compiles Stories of Enslaved People to Repair Broken History

February 10, 2021 History

The research database created by the University of Maryland and Michigan State University compiles the stories of half a million people who resisted, lived through, died during or profited from enslavement.

NBC4 Washington

News 4 Your Sunday: Enslaved.Org

February 04, 2021 History

Associate Professor of History Daryle Williams interviewed on NBC4 Washington.

Maryland Today

A ‘Bridgerton’ Too Far?

January 29, 2021 History

UMD expert spills the very British tea on the Netflix series.

New Major Explores Roots of Western Religions

December 14, 2020 Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Program and Center for Jewish Studies, History, Classics

‘Religions and Cultures of the Ancient Middle East’ pulls from Jewish studies, history and classics.

Smithsonian Magazine

Who Were America’s Enslaved? A New Database Humanizes the Names Behind the Numbers

December 11, 2020 History

The public website draws connections between existing datasets to piece together fragmentary narratives.