Historical Hall of Fame:  Scot French, is a University of Virginia associate professor of history and African American Studies in addition to his work as the Director of the new Virginia Center for Digital History.
Virginia History Series
Dr. French specializes in U.S. History (African-American & Southern).  He graduated from UVA.  He received his M.A. degree from the University in 1990 and his PhD degree from UVA in  2000.
 
He is co-director of the Carter G. Woodson Institute's Center for the Study of Local Knowledge (htto://www.virginia.eduicslk/) and principal investigator on several other grant-funded projects.  His current teaching and research interests revolve around the theme of "Race and Place: African-American Life in the Jim Crow South"; and, Dr. French is a University of Virginia associate professor of history and African American Studies.  He was recently  named director of the Virginia Center for Digital History (VCDH), an independent center in the College of Arts & Sciences located in Alderman Library. Founded in 1998 by U.Va. historians Edward L. Ayers and William G. Thomas III, VCDH is a leader in the use of digital technologies to promote the teaching and learning of history and to transform the teaching, understanding and access of American history.
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PUBLICATIONS, AWARDS, AND ACTIVITIES

The Rebellious Slave: Nat Turner in American Memory (Houghton Mifflin, February 2004)
"Mau-Mauing the Filmmakers: Should Black Power Take the Rap for Killing 'Nat Turner,'the Movie"?" in Media, Culture, and the Modern African American Freedom Struggle, ed.
Brian Ward (University Press of Florida, 2001)
"What is Social Memory?" Southern Cultures 2 (Fall 1995), a refereed journal published by the Duke University Press in conjunction with the University of North Carolina's Center for
the Study of the American South
"The Strange Career of Thomas Jefferson: Race and Slavery in American Memory, 1943-1993," (with Edward L. Ayers) in Jeffersonian Legacies (University Press of Virginia, 1993)