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.