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Wilson Library Visiting Summer Research Fellow Talk by Lauren Tilton, August 13

Part of the 2018 Wilson Library Summer Research Fellows Forum

You are cordially invited to attend a presentation by Lauren Tilton, a Wilson Library Visiting Summer Research Fellow, on August 13, in Wilson Library's Special Collections Learning Center. She will talk about her research and experience in the Wilson Special Collections Library.

Dr. Lauren Tilton is assistant professor of digital humanities in the Department of Rhetoric & Communication Studies and Research Fellow in the Digital Scholarship Lab (DSL) at the University of Richmond. Her research focuses on 20th-century U.S. visual culture.

Voice of a Nation: Mapping Documentary Expression in New America  is a digital, public humanities project that recovers the significant history of the Southern Life History Project (SLHP) by applying computational methods to analyze the collection. The project demonstrates an entangled story about how a new form of documentary evidence called a life history could produce public memory; the role that gender and genre played in negotiating the methods that became oral history; and, how this genre of social documentary helped to reshape notions of what it meant to be American during a time of political, social and economic unrest. The project is co-authored with Taylor Arnold (Statistics, University of Richmond) and Courtney Rivard (English, UNC).​

Support for Professor Tilton's fellowship is generously provided by the John Eugene & Barbara Hilton Cay Library Fund, which supports the study of literary culture and traditions of the American South.

Monday, August 13, 2018
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Wilson Library
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