Cunningham, Ward share Mellon Foundation grant

Cunningham (left) and Ward

David Cunningham, professor and chair of sociology in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, and Geoff K. Ward, professor of African and African American studies in Arts & Sciences and director of the WashU & Slavery project, received a $500,000 three-year grant from the Mellon Foundation, along with collaborators from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and Northeastern University.

Their project, “The Virality of Racial Terror in US Newspapers, 1863-1921,” will use digital humanities text-mining methods to trace the circulation of reports about anti-Black violence in United States newspapers in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Read more about the project on the Arts & Sciences website.

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