Hello! My name is Caroline Greer and I am a third-year Ph.D. at George Mason University in the History Department. I have a Digital History Fellowship at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media (RRCHNM). I have an M.A. in History from Auburn University. My current research focuses on female preachers in the early republic considering both race and the body.
At RRCHNM I am the project manager for American Religious Ecologies, a project funded by the National Endowment of Humanities. We are digitizing over 230,000 schedules from the 1926 U.S. Census of Religious Bodies. I help lead a team of undergraduates in transcription efforts and maintain the blog for the project. I have previously been on the project team for Pandemic Religion and Collecting These Times, two projects that came out of an effort for digital collecting related to religious experiences during the pandemic.
I am highly interested in public history in addition to digital humanities. For about a year I worked with the Encyclopedia of Alabama on entries related to Alabama’s Bicentennial, and I worked on a team that created an exhibit about baskets at Old Alabama Town in Montgomery, Alabama that was presented from December 2019 to February 2020, also in honor of the Bicentennial. The exhibit was entitled “Woven Into Our History: Alabama’s Use of Baskets,” and included a live demonstration of basket weaving by artisan Estelle Jackson.
In my personal time, I am interested in ceramics. I currently take hand-building ceramics classes at The Art League in Alexandria, Virginia. To see more about my ceramics, visit my site page here.
2 replies on “About Caroline Greer”
Hi Caroline! I saw your retweet on Global Maritime History and thought I would check out your blog! I’m a Historian from Halifax, Nova Scotia. Most of my work focuses on women’s contributions on the Home Front during the Second World War in Nova Scotia through industrialization and entertainment. I saw that you are working on your PhD (that’s awesome!). I would be interested in reading your past thesis work – is there a place where I can read them online? Feel free to get in touch! All the best, Kirby Ross
Hey! Lovely to talk with you! Twitterstorians is such a good community. I can email you my thesis if you’re still interested 🙂 I look forward to talking more about women & gender.