Data from Bowles’ Lot now available

DAACS is proud to launch data from a historical site in our own Charlottesville area, Bowles’ Lot, a part of the “Free State” community. Amy Bowles Farrow, Zacariah Bowles, Critta Hemings Bowles, and their descendants established one of the first free black communities, “Free State,” in Albemarle County. Bowles’ Lot lies within the 224-acre property that… Read more »

New Edited Volume Features DAACS Data

A new edited volume from Routledge Press, Material Worlds: Archaeology, Consumption, and the Road to Modernity, edited by Barbara J. Heath, Eleanor E. Breen and Lori A. Lee, features several articles that engage DAACS data.  Buy the book through Barnes and Noble or Amazon in either hard copy or electronic form (or ask that your library… Read more »

Apply for a DAACS Fellowship. Deadlines: April 1 and November 1, 2017

SHORT-TERM FELLOWSHIPS AND TRAVEL GRANTS FOR THE DIGITAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL ARCHIVE OF COMPARATIVE SLAVERY The Thomas Jefferson Foundation, which owns and operates Thomas Jefferson’s historic home at Monticello, is pleased to announce a program of short-term residential fellowships and travel grants at its International Center for Jefferson Studies open to all scholars working on Jefferson projects.  … Read more »

Wingo’s quarter site data now available at daacs.org.

DAACS is ringing in the new year with the launch of data from an eighteenth-century site, the Wingo’s Quarter, at daacs.org.  This is the third site from Poplar Forest now in the database, providing valuable intra- and inter-plantation data for use in comparative studies. The site was investigated by Dr. Barbara Heath, Eleanor Breen, Crystal Ptacek, and students from the… Read more »

Elizabeth Bollwerk appointed to Museums Computer Network Board

DAACS Analyst Beth Bollwerk recently attended the Museum Computer Network (MCN) conference, held in Minneapolis November 4-7 where her appointment to the MCN Board of Directors for a three-year stint was announced (http://mcn.edu/welcome-to-the-board/). The conference provides a collaborative environment for cultural heritage professionals who seek to advance digital practice in our sector. Among other goals,… Read more »

DAACS awarded NEH Grant for Analysis of The First Hermitage Sites

Monticello Archaeologists Awarded NEH Grant to Share Research Online MONTICELLO, CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA—The National Endowment for the Humanities recently announced that they will provide a $300,000, three-year grant to enable archaeologists at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello to complete Beyond the Mansion 2.0., an innovative, web-based collaboration with The Hermitage. Beyond the Mansion 2.0 will make thirty years… Read more »

Join Jillian Galle, Project Director of DAACS, at the University of South Carolina for lectures and workshops, September 28 – October, 9, 2015.

Are you interested in learning about the Digital Archaeological Archive of Comparative Slavery (DAACS) and how it can benefit your research? From September 29 through October 9 the University of South Carolina is hosting DAACS Director, Dr. Jillian Galle as a visiting scholar, for two weeks of public lectures and workshops. On Saturday, October 3,… Read more »

DAACS receives grant from Mellon Foundation for innovative collaborative project known as The DAACS Research Consortium

Monticello will lead innovative project to advance the archaeological study of slavery Archaeology Department Receives Mellon Grant to Further Expand Access to Online Database of Archaeological Findings and Comparative Data FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 4, 2013 Media Contact: Amy Atticks, 434-984-7529 CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA—Monticello archaeologists will launch an innovative collaborative project designed to advance the study of slavery in… Read more »

The South Carolina Institute for Anthropology and Archaeology and DAACS receive Save America’s Treasures Grant

The South Carolina Institute for Anthropology and Archaeology has received a major collection award in the amount of $192,000 from a National Park Service program known as “Save America’s Treasures.” Sharon Pekrul, Jonathan Leader, and myself are the Princial Investigators on the grant, which will go toward rehabilitating and stabilizing archaeological collections from slave cabin… Read more »