New DiSC Project: Lynchings in Georgia (1875-1930)

Posted by Roger Whitson on September 23rd, 2011

Even though I’m not an Americanist, I’m really proud to be a part of this new project for the Digital Scholarship Commons that showcases the lynchings that occurred in Georgia in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Here’s what the Emory blog says about the project:

Faculty: Roberto Franzosi, Sociology Department
DiSC project manager: Miriam Posner
Librarian team member: Erica Bruchko
Development team leader: Scott Turnbull
DiSC staff: Roger Whitson, Franky Abbott

In this project, the team will design and create an interactive web interface for Roberto Franzosi’s research project “Lynchings in Georgia (1875-1930).” Franzosi has built a systematic catalogue of event characteristics for the near-400 lynching victims in Georgia, as narrated in over 1,200 newspaper articles from over 200 national, regional, and local newspapers. Through the coding and presentation of these newspaper narratives, the project can offer new insights into trends connecting lynching events with implications for the broader study of lynching in U.S. history.  Once complete, it will allow visitors to explore the “who, what , when, where, how, and why” of lynchings in Georgia during this period.

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