The Contribute section of the Voyages website contains data entry forms by which users
of the website can supply revise existing information in the Voyages Database or supply
new data. A team of slave trade scholars will review each contribution, as part of the
peer-review process. Once confirmed, the new or revised information will be incorporated
in the next version of the Voyages Database. We anticipate releasing a new version every
The Contribution entry forms take advantage of possibilities offered by the internet
to continuously improve the store of knowledge, whether in the traditional form of written
documents or in the new form of collections of machine-readable data. The Voyages Database
is itself the product of extensive revisions since the publication of the CD-ROM version of
the dataset in 1999. The Contribute section will allow the database to evolve in a way that
respects the high standards of scholarship governing the construction of the original database.
Step-by-step instructions on how to use the data entry forms are provided in the Voyages
Guide, a PDF file accessible in “Understanding the Database”.
For advice on contributing new data, we ask you to read our “Guidelines for Contributors.”
For purposes of managing contributions to the website, contributors are asked to register
for an account and provide an email address for communication. Once your registration is
confirmed, you will receive an email with your user name and password, which you can use
to access the Contribute section (below).
In order to access the Contribute section, please sign in.
If you don't have an account, click here.