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ECDA | Student Scholars Lab

The ECDA Student Scholars Lab is dedicated to engaging students in a shared and mentored study of pre-20th century Caribbean cultural and textual histories.

We invite students to become members of the ECDA Student Scholars lab by signing up for a free ECDA Scholars account here.

While all materials of the ECDA are free and open-access to all interested publics, becoming a member of the scholars lab provides you with direct access to the community of educators and scholars working on the building of the ECDA and the analysis of its materials. This community is made up of scholars and educators who are enthusiastic about student based scholarly practices and look forward to sharing their knowledge of pre-20th century Caribbean culture, guiding students in research and digital analysis methods, and providing feedback and support for the ECDA publication of primary source materials and original scholarly student work.

Please visit our Teaching Materials and Project Guides page for primary and secondary source materials for the teaching of pre-20th century Caribbean texts and contexts, as well samples of student-scholar orignal research and writing that has been integrated into the site.

See, for example, the Google Engine Mapping project (Lindi Nguyen and Gabriel Feldstein) and the scholarly introduction to Mary Prince and Louis Asa-Asa (Gregory Lum). Nguyen, Feldstein, and Lum were three student-scholars in Nicole Aljoe's Slave Narrative course at Northeastern University (spring 2014). Their work has made significant contributions both to the ECDA project and our community's understanding of these primary source materials in context.


Please check back soon for more documentation on this project (and more), including reflections by the students and assignment prompts for the project.

If you would like to be notified of updates to this page, please email us directly and we will include you on our email updates list.