Partnered with the Digital Library of the Caribbean(DLOC) and housed in Northeastern University’s NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks (NULabTMN), the Early Caribbean Digital Archive (ECDA) is a highly interactive digital scholarly lab for the collaborative research and study of pre-C20 Caribbean literature. The ECDA seeks to engage scholars and students in a shared, critical study of the textual, material, and cultural histories of the Caribbean by providing them with innovative digital technologies and newly emerging discursive platforms for generating new knowledges of the Caribbean’s rich body of materials. Read more here about the history behind our project and our vision for its continued development.

We invite you to contribute items, transcriptions, and analyses to the ECDA. To participate in the shared building of the ECDA and its exhibits, become a member of the ECDA Digital Scholars Lab — all are welcome!  Please create a user account here to begin collaborating.

The Early Caribbean Digital Archive (ECDA), based at Northeastern University, is collaborating with dLOC to have all texts in ECDA also in dLOC.