Historical Profiles of Incarceration
More than a dozen scholars from the United States, Canada, and Europe will meet to discuss the technical, archival, and historical dimensions of a proposed database and website of American prison records.
The participants in this meeting will share their knowledge of American prison records, address the practical challenge of obtaining and processing large sets of prison data, and discuss the educational as well as political and ethical issues raised by the creation of a public database and website containing massive quantities of individual prison records. There will be two sessions – one each day – dedicated to brief individual presentations; most of the other sessions will feature open, informal conversations aimed at laying the groundwork for the realization of a database and website, tentatively entitled, Historical Profiles of American Incarceration.
This collaboration and meeting is sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts, and the Department of History.
Friday, October 4 at 12:00am
Main Library, 300 Willson Center Digital lHumanies Lab (3rd floor)
320 S Jackson Street, Athens, GA 30602