Lynn Rainville appointed Dean of Sweet Briar College

July 26, 2018

Sweet Briar College recently announced that Lynn Rainville, a former visiting researcher at the Virginia Center for Digital History and visiting scholar at UVA's Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies, has been appointed as Dean.

Dr. Rainville is director of the Tusculum Institute, which utilizes digital tools to study and preserve regional historical resources. Her recent work focuses on the Central Virginia area, particularly African-American cemeteries. Her digital database on African-American Cemeteries in Albemarle and Amherst Counties involved collaborations with IATH. A related project, The J.F. Bell Funeral Home Records, is also supported by IATH. Dr. Rainville also participated in a 2017 Symposium "Universities, Slavery, Public Memory, and the Built Landscape," organized by the UVA President's Commission on Slavery and the University.