Gwendolyn Midlo Hall is an award-winning author and Professor Emerita of Latin American and Caribbean History, Rutgers University, New Jersey. Since 2010 she has held the position of Professor of History at Michigan State University. In 2010 she helped to launch Slave Biographies: The Atlantic Database Network. 

In the below video, produced for a conference at Gauhati University in Assam, India, Dr. Hall talks about her intellectual development, her engagement in the field of digital history, and the ongoing Enslaved project.

Dr. Hall’s lecture is titled “The Sub-Sahara African Diaspora: Multidisciplinary Studies from subjective historical Sources to Digital Humanities. Merging history, anthropology, historical demography, economic history, price studies, linguistics, using databases about patterns of slavery based on the lives of enslaved individuals.”

Recorded by: Carlo OC (
Assistant: Fernando Herrera