Summer Research Initiative 2023
In 2023, The 1856 Project once again collaborated with the BSOS Summer Research Initiative (SRI) to find rising juniors and seniors to participate in an 8-week research internship that ran from June 5th-July 28th. The chosen SRI scholars worked with UMD Special Collections & University Archives in the historical exploration of the slave economy and how slavery operated in the immediate vicinity of the Maryland Agricultural College (now the University of Maryland) in the first half of the 19th century.
The SRI students worked as part of a team led by mentors Lae’l Hughes-Watkins (Associate Director for Engagement, Inclusion, and Reparative Archiving, Special Collections & University Archives), Doug McElrath (Director, Special Collections & University Archives), Dr. Barnet Pavão-Zuckerman (Department of Anthropology), and Dr. Christopher Bonner (Department of History).
Please check back for updates on their research!