The Portal to Texas History 2022 Research Fellowship Awardee - Amy Earhart

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The Portal to Texas History 2022 Research Fellowship Awardee

Amy Earhart

Project Title

The Millican Massacre, 1868 Digital Archive

Project Description

The fellowship will support continued research and development of the Millican Massacre, 1868 digital archive. The archive collects documents related to what may have been the largest massacre of Black freedmen and women in Texas during reconstruction. Further, the project stresses community engagement, student involvement, and recovery.


Amy E. Earhart is Associate Professor of English and affiliated faculty of Africana Studies at Texas A&M University. Earhart has participated in grants and fellowship received from the NEH, ACLS, and the Mellon Foundation and, in 2020, Earhart received a NEH-Mellon Fellowship for Digital Publication for her book length digital project “Digital Humanities and the Infrastructures of Race in African-American Literature.” She has published scholarship on a variety of digital humanities topics, with work that includes a monograph Traces of Old, Uses of the New: The Emergence of Digital Literary Studies (U Michigan Press 2015), a co-edited collection The American Literature Scholar in the Digital Age (U Michigan Press 2010), and a number of articles and book chapters in volumes including the Debates in Digital Humanities series, DHQ, DSH: Digital Scholarship in the Humanities, Digital Studies/Le champ numérique, and Textual Cultures.