Lynching in the American South Digital Workshop

June 12 and 13, Greenlaw Hall room 431, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus.

10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. daily.

Getting to UNC

Map of campus: Parking at UNC is relatively abundant during the summer. You’ll have to pay a small fee (there’s never any free parking here,) but can park in the Morehead Planetarium parking lot (a 10 minute walk from Greenlaw,) Both are on the map above. There is also an inexpensive deck, on Rosemary Street, just west of the corner of Rosemary and N. Columbia St.

Things to know

-Please bring a laptop and charger each day if you have one. If not, let us know and we’ll do our best to provide a computer for you.

-You’ll be able to connect to the UNC WiFi once you’re on campus. We’ll help you configure guest access for the two days.

-In order to allow you to upload newspaper articles, census records, and other official information, we’ll provide you with logins to, and an account on At the Community Histories site, you’ll upload saved copies of material from the other sites that we can then use in the map that we’ll build together. (We’ll explain all of this on the first day of the workshop, walk you through the process, and be available for questions throughout.)

Day 1 Schedule (June 12, 2017)

10:00 Introductions, explanation of workshop, and participant introductions

10:30 Opening address on lynching in the American South by W. Fitzhugh Brundage, William B. Umstead Distinguished Professor and Department Chair of History at UNC.

11:00 Demonstration of prototype, explanation and demonstration of research process

12:00 Lunch break (we’ll provide suggestions for nearby, inexpensive restaurants and hope you’ll use this time to converse with fellow workshop participants)

1:00 Assignment of states and individuals; group work on new entries to map of lynchings; coworking and troubleshooting

2:30 Glenn Hinson on interviewing descendants of lynching victims (We envision this afternoon, day ending sessions as a way for people to briefly hear about related or proposed research on lynchings and their long term impact, and think of these brief presentations as prompts for discussion and potential collaboration.)

Day 2 Schedule (June 13, 2017)

10:00-12:00 Coworking

12:00-1:00 Lunch

1:00-3:00 Coworking and data cleaning

3:00 Interpreter Presentation, Peter Newport, “Seeing White Supremacy.” Please read Peter’s brief project introduction prior to the start of the workshop. Access that here. 

3:30-4:00 Summary Discussion