Communication Networks and the Dynamics of Migration, 1630-1730
Dr. Rosalind Beiler's project, Communication Networks and the Dynamics of Migration, 1630-1730, examines the evolution of communication networks among religious dissenters in England and continental Europe. It argues that Quakers, Mennonites and Pietists began corresponding with like-minded believers to address persecution beginning in the 1630s and 1650s. Quaker missionaries expanded and connected these contacts, creating trans-cultural, ecumenical networks that quickly became conduits for information about colonization and migration opportunities. The interconnected webs religious dissenters crafted provided access to new groups of potential immigrants from continental Europe to the British colonies. By uncovering these networks and examining what was at stake for those who used them, the book reveals one set of dynamics behind the growing diversity of the British American colonies in the eighteenth century. This project is being supported by CHDR and will result in a project website.
UCF and the Florida Digital Humanities Consortium hosted the conference, Nov 2-4 2017. Please access the link below for detailed conference information.
Veterans Legacy Program
UCF's History Department and CHDR received a NCA contract to memorialize veterans in Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. Please access the link below for more information.
Historical Agricultural News
This project won second place in the National Endowment for the Humanities 2016 Chronicling America Data Challenge. Please access the link below for more information.