Our project Enslaved: People of the Historic Slave Trade has been funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the National Foundation for the Humanities (NEH) as well as generous donors.  To see more about the project go to http://enslaved.org


Enslaved.org is a major initiative to focus on and recover those involved in the historical slave trade <https://enslaved.org/learn/>.  To do so, the project attempt to do several things.

  1. To break down silos and bring together existing projects that have records of those involved in the historical slave trade <https://enslaved.org/data/>.
  2. To publish datasets of those scholars and institutions who have extracted data from historical records.  In the process, we have started a journal, the Journal of Slavery and Data Preservation <https://jsdp.enslaved.org>.
  3. To do this work, we have developed a whole new way of doing data work that includes developing an ontology, using Linked Open Data, using Wikibase, and utilizing Knowledge Graph technologies <https://docs.enslaved.org>.