Emory University sociologist Roberto Franzosi has collected more than 1,200 newspaper clips about lynchings in Georgia from 1875 to 1930. He is applying a research methodology and software program he developed to catalog and analyze the narrative data. Franzosi’s Georgia Lynching Project is one of the first four projects of the new Digital Scholarship Commons (DiSC), which helps faculty and graduate students harness digital tools and resources.

This interesting piece of information was found on Emory’s site in their article, “Taking scholarship digital.” This dark and somber topic is being brought to life for education in new and different ways under this digital application. Featuring new technology and a collaborative environment, the DiSC library seems destined to be a point of creation for many research projects.

Melody K. Smith

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