About This Project
Keegan Matthews is an undergraduate student at the University of Rochester majoring in History, with a concentration in Early Modern Europe, and minoring in English and Spanish. He has previously worked with medieval manuscripts as part of research done on the life of 13th century bishop Stephen de Fulburn and transcribed primary source documents from 19th century Scottish missionaries operating in Malawi.
Alice Wynd is a PhD candidate with the History Department and an incoming Mellon Fellow. Her research focuses on public interpretation at Atlantic slave trade sites, as part of which she is developing a GIS map of slave trade sites and museums in the United States. She has worked supervising students in many digital humanities projects, including at the Elmina and Smith Island Archaeology Project field school archaeological digs.
Randy and Lisa Whitestone established the Zagorin Memorial Fund in 2015 to “enable students to experience history directly by applying the latest techniques of archival research and digital media skills using primary historical documents,” also known as The Students Experiencing History Directly initiative. This project has provided participating students important experience with 21st century techniques of archival research and digital media skills using primary historic documents. It has also made previously inaccessible documents available to on-campus and off-campus scholars and researchers for generations to come.