St. Louis Circuit Court Legal Encoding Project
Digital Library Services
Outreach

     Conferences & Workshops

"Collaborative project and website shed new light on slavery"
Video introduction to the project, with Andrew Rouner and David Konig
February 7, 2013

"Digitized St. Louis Directories and More"
Presentation by Andrew Rouner and Emily Jaycox
Lee Auditorium, Missouri History Museum
St. Louis, Missouri
June 30, 2012

"Digitized Documents and the Road to Freedom"
Presentation by Erika Cohn and Emily Jaycox
Library and Research Center, Missouri History Museum
St. Louis, Missouri
June 25, 2012

WebWise 2012 Conference: Tradition & Innovation
Poster by Andrew Rouner and Emily Jaycox
Baltimore, MD
March 1, 2012

MAALL/SWALL Joint Annual Meeting
Prezi Presentation by Hyla Bondareff, Erika Cohn, and Aris Woodham
Lawrence, Kansas
November 5, 2011

CALI Conference
Presentation by Hyla Bondareff, Erika Cohn, and Aris Woodham
Milwaukee, WI
June 23, 2011

Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities and Computer Science Conference
"Encoding the Law: Extending the TEI to Describe Legal Function,"
Poster by Erika Cohn and Shannon Showers
Chicago, IL
November 21, 2010

TEI Members' Meeting 2010:
"A TEI Legal Encoding Module," Poster by Perry Trolard
Zadar, Croatia
November 12, 2010

TEI Institute on Contextual Information
Brown University Women Writers Project
The St. Louis Freedom Suits project was accepted as a team to participate in this workshop.
Andrew Rouner, Perry Trolard, Tim Lepczyk, Steve Pentecost, Shannon Showers / Cassandra Stokes
Santa Barbara, CA / Providence, RI
September 14-16, 2009 / April 8-10, 2010


     Lectures by Dr. Kenneth Winn*

"Slave Freedom Suits in the Era of Henry Shaw"
Lecture by Ken Winn
Stupp Center at Tower Grove Park
St. Louis, Missouri
April 1, 2012 3:00pm

"Taking Slavery to Court"
Lecture by Ken Winn
Grace Episcopal Church
Jefferson City, MO
February 5, 2012

"Taking Slavery to Court"
Lecture by Ken Winn
Grace Episcopal Church
Jefferson City, MO
January 15, 2012

"Taking Slavery to Court"
Luncheon & Lecture by Ken Winn
Missouri Human Rights Commission
Jefferson City, MO
December 9, 2011

"Taking Slavery to Court"
Lecture by Ken Winn
Sappington-Concord Historical Society
Jefferson City, MO
October 26, 2011 5:30pm

"Slave Freedom Suits 101"
Lecture by Ken Winn
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO
April 26, 2011 2:30-4:00pm

"Taking Slavery to Court"
Lecture by Ken Winn, Presentation by Andrew Rouner
Lincoln University
Jefferson City, Missouri
April 21, 2011 5:30pm


* The original proposal to the IMLS called for an academic course to be taught at Washington University in St. Louis in conjunction with the digital project. Project staff worked with American Culture Studies faculty on the development and marketing of the course, and were very fortunate that Dr. Ken Winn the former State Archivist who oversaw the original digital project, and a respected historian, agreed to teach the course.

Despite developing what appeared to be a compelling course, L98 484 - "Anti-Slavery in the Courtroom" failed to draw the minimum number of students for a course to be taught. Dr. Winn graciously agreed to a series of public lectures in lieu of the American Culture Studies course, which were well-attended and always provoked discussion.

As the project neared completion, however, project director Andrew Rouner was contacted by Dr. Jeffrey Smith, Professor of History at Lindenwood University, about using the court records as resource for an upcoming course (HIS 21500 American History to 1865 Advanced Survey). For Smith, one of the more compelling aspects of the court cases is as a window into the society of the period, especially on the issue of slavery. As originally envisioned for the American Culture Studies course, students in this course will contribute to the project by entering additional information on the relationships between the actors in the cases, for inclusion in the visualization.