Cunningham, Ward share Mellon Foundation grant

David Cunningham, professor and chair of sociology in Arts & Sciences, 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. Their project 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. You can find more about this story here.