Slavery Across the Centuries: A Look at Colonial and Modern Day Slavery Using Tableau

Dr. Sharlene Sinegal-DeCuir's Tableau dashboard project features profiles of victims of Modern Day Slavery through various forms of human trafficking and forced labor. It also looks at the Global Government responses that are used to help eradicate modern slavery.

Ms. Danielle St. Julien's "Perils of the Middle Passage" Tableau dashboard uses data from the Transatlantic Slave Database ( to visualize both the average length and the mortality rates for thousands of slave voyages. Each voyage, represented as a single dot on a scatterplot, becomes a larger story when students click on them. From there, students can read details on where the slaves came from, where they were sold, and what ultimately happened during the Middle Passage. Used alongside textual sources, this data visualization helps students connect individual stories to the larger movements of peoples, goods, and ideas.

  • Led by: Dr. Sharlene Sinegal-DeCuir (HIST); Ms. Danielle St. Julien (HIST)
  • Date: Wednesday, October 3, 2018
  • Time: Noon - 12:50 PM
  • Location: Mellon Seminar Room - LRC 532B
  • Sponsor: CCE

Tags: digital humanities, tableau, cce
Format: seminar
Event ID: 01780

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