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Hello Colleagues,

We hope you each had a nice weekend and enjoyed the sun. Here is a quick update on all things DHL this week.

  1. The latest episode of The Lens is available to listen on multiple platforms. In this episode, Craig and Emma talk to PhD Candidate Lucas Kelley about the historical importance of Tyler Childers’ most recent album, Long Violent History. You can find more information and listen on our website.
  2. The DHL Working Group is meeting this Wednesday (4/14) at 4pm. This week, Professor Glatthaar will be sharing some of his statistical research on the soldiers who made up the Union Army of the Potomac during the American Civil War. If you are interested in attending the meeting, please email
  3. We are still looking for more people to come on our new podcast, The Cutting Room Floor! The show provides a platform for historians to share short and engaging stories they find in their research that don’t easily fit into larger projects.  Several grad students and faculty from the department have already signed up to record episodes–if you have an interesting story from your own research, please email dhl@unc.eduto discuss. First episode to drop soon.
  4. Michigan State University just received a large Mellon Grant to expand their online database, Enslaved: Peoples of the Historical Slave Trade. The database contains millions of records cataloging the lives of enslaved Africans and their descendants and links data collections from multiple universities, archives, museums and family history centers.

As always, the DHL is happy to consult on digital tools and strategies for teaching and research.  For questions, thoughts, or scheduling a meeting, email us at


Gabe, Emma, Craig, and Ash

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