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Saturday, August 18 • 10:30am - 11:30am
708 - Promoting Transparency in the Legacy of Slavery: Turning Data into People in Maryland's Slave Records

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This session focuses on innovative approaches using archival analytics and digital curation technologies to create new methods to explore and understand the African American experience in Maryland during the era of slavery. This partnership between the Maryland State Archives and the University of Maryland provides a collaborative model for similar initiatives around the country.

Christopher E. Haley: Promoting Transparency in the Legacy of Slavery: Turning Data into People in Maryland's Slave Records
Ryan Cox: Moving from Analog Records to Relational Databases: Laying the Foundation
Maya Davis: The Legacy of Slavery Program: Creating Transparency in the African American Slave Experience in Maryland
Michael Kurtz: Taking the Next Step: Visualization and Linked Data that Uncover Untold Stories

Facilitator: Christopher E. Haley

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Christopher E. Haley

Director, Study of the Legacy of Slavery in Maryland, Maryland State Archives
With the Maryland State Archives for over 20 years, Haley currently serves as the Director of the Study of Slavery in Maryland. He is the nephew of Alex Haley, author of Roots. He is a genealogist, actor, singer, writer, historian, producer, director, motivational speaker and talk... Read More →

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Ryan Cox

Research Archivist, Maryland State Archives
Mr. Cox has been a Research Archivist for the Study of the Legacy of Slavery at the Maryland State Archives since 2012. He specializes in historical methodology, education, and public outreach.

Maya Davis

Maryland State Archives
Currently the senior research archivist with the Legacy of Slavery program, Ms. Davis has been at the Maryland State Archives for 12 years. She has also served as the Interim Director of the Banneker Douglass Museum and Executive Director of the Maryland Commission on African American... Read More →

Michael Kurtz

Associate Director, Digital Curation Innovation Center, iSchool, University of Maryland College Park
Dr. Kurtz has taught at the University of Maryland since 1990. He also served as an executive at the National Archives, retiring in 2011. He is committed to archives education and has provided for the creation of the Michael J. Kurtz Professorship in Archives and Digital Curation... Read More →

Saturday August 18, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
Virginia AB, [Lobby Level]