Digital Initiatives

The Carolina Lowcountry and Atlantic World (CLAW) Program works with various partners that engage innovative digital tools and strategies to improve online access to history projects and educational outreach.

CLAW continues to explore rich collaborations with digital projects that promote greater understanding of the Lowcountry and the Atlantic World.

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The following Digital Initiatives take a multifaceted approach to advancing public access to scholarship, archives, oral histories, and spatial, temporal, and environmental information relevant to the Carolina Lowcountry and Atlantic World.
  • Lowcountry Digital Library

    Lowcountry Digital Library map.The Lowcountry Digital Library (LCDL) produces digital collections and projects that support research about the Lowcountry region of South Carolina and historically interconnected sites in the Atlantic World. 

    Together with its institutional partners, LCDL helps students, scholars, and a wide range of public audiences develop a better understanding of the history and culture of the South Carolina Lowcountry relative to the nation and the world.

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  • Lowcountry Digital History Initiative

    Lowcountry Digital History Initiative logoThe Lowcountry Digital History Initiative (LDHI) provides digital consultation services, scholarly editorial resources, and online platforms for partner institutions and collaborative scholars.

    LDHI services translate multi-institutional archival materials, historic landscape features and structures, and scholarly research into digital public history exhibition projects.

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  • After Slavery Exhibit

    Old photo of Black soldiersPresented through the Lowcountry Digital History Initiative (LDHI), the After Slavery online exhibition and educator resource series focuses on the complex history of emancipation and the period of Reconstruction that followed the American Civil War. 

    After Slavery showcases a rich collection of source materials organized for high school and college/university classroom use. 

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  • The Real Ranbow Row: Charleston's LGBTQ's History

    Charleston's Rainbox row with Pride color spectrum overlayThe Real Rainbow Row provides an historical tour of Charleston documenting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer life in the lowcounty.

    In addition to the self-guided walking tour, the archive holds dozens of collections that document LGBTQ life from the 1850s on. The collections include papers of leading LGBTQ individuals and organizations, as well as oral histories representing all aspects of South Carolina's diverse community. 

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