The Early Caribbean Digital Archive
— Open Access | Digital Preservation | Collaborative Knowledge-making —

Browse ECDA Texts About Indigenous Representation

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Visitors can Search & Browse a widerange of texts, images, and maps. Our items include extended metadata as well as scholarly critical introductions for situtating researchers to publication histories, subject matter, and scholarly conversations.

Learn more about our approach to building the ecda archive here.


Have historical materials you'd like to add ecda central repository? Go to our contributions page to learn more.

New to studying the early Caribbean? Get started by reading this overview, or by visting the ecda Classroom space.

Looking for current conversations and project on the early Caribbean? Check out these curated exhibits contributed by ecda Scholars.

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Extend your Research and Teaching of the early Caribbean

The ecda seeks to support the ongoing knowledge work of the field. We've created a Learn space in which teachers, students, and researchers at all all levels can access and contribute materials that extend our shared study of the early Caribbean field.


Learn how to use ecda archive materials and project building tools as part of classroom activities

Access subject guides and study resources for extending your knowledge of the early Caribbean

Read scholarly contributions on key themes, subjects, and texts of the early Caribbean

Locate bibliographies and secondary sources organized around subjects

Contribute to the colloborative pedagogy of the field by sharing sample syllabi, assignments, and methodologies for teaching the early Caribbean

Build new scholarship using digital technologies and methods

The ecda represents an initiative to introduce and guide the field toward implementing innovative and ethical digital humanities approaches in our research, teaching, and scholarship.

Users can create free accounts though the CoLab (collaborative commons and text lab) to experiment with digital tools in a sandbox environment. CoLab members can also manage independent and collaborative digital projects for publication as partnered with the ecda project through the CoLab project Toolkit.


Learn more about the CoLab

See our available project tools and access guides for using them

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Find other digital projects, tools, and scholarship around doing DH in early Caribbean Studies

Stay connected to the field

We believe knowledge-making is necessarily a collaborative endeavor. The ecda seeks to bring together a diverse community of researchers, educators, and scholars to engage each other as a community, to learn about events and activities related to the field, to ask questions, offer answers, and to stay updated on the activites of the project more generally.


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