Digital Projects

Scholarly Research Projects

Finding Kate: Digital Story of an Enslaved Midwife, Creator
Digital story of an enslaved woman named Kate who petitioned her owner, George Washington, to serve as a midwife for Mount Vernon and to be compensated for that labor. This project explores slavery and health, informal economies, plantation management, and the process of historical research. To request to see the full digital story, please email scolli16@gmu.edu.

Birthing A Nation Database and Website (in development)
Digital history project featuring a relational database of enslaved midwives in early America, biographies, exhibits, and digital stories.

Digital History Projects at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media (RRCHNM)

World History Commons (in development), Research Associate

Maritime Asia: War and Trade (in development), Research Associate

The Pilbara Aboriginal Strike, Project Manager

Website Refresh of Teaching History, Project Manager

Eagle Eye Citizen, Senior Content Developer

Hidden in Plain Sight, Research Associate

Mount Vernon Teacher Professional Development Toolkit, Research Associate 

American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) Burials Database, Research Assistant

Digital Public History Projects

Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs) of WWII, Curator

Online exhibit researched and curated for the National Women’s History Museum and Google Cultural Institute.

Social Network of the Enslaved Community at Mount Vernon, 1754-1799 (currently in re-design), Creator
Interactive data visualization built for the “Lives Bound Together: Slavery at George Washington’s Mount Vernon” exhibit using data from the Mount Vernon Slavery Database. This social network connects the enslaved people at Mount Vernon by kinship relationships and highlights their agency in creating and sustaining family structures across time and space.

Mount Vernon Slavery Database, Intern

Relational database that documents the enslaved community at George Washington’s Mount Vernon.