Technologies of Memory: Book Traces and the Digital Humanities Andrew Stauffer, Associate Professor of English at the University of Virginia

Date: Time: 3:30 pm–5:00 pm
Love Library South Room: Peterson Room (221)
Additional Info: LLS
Contact: Peter J. Capuano, pcapuano2@unl.edu
SCHEDULE
10:00 a.m., Adele Hall Learning Commons - Treasure Hunt (Searching for Traces in the Love Library Stacks)

12:00 p.m., Peterson Room (LLS 221) - Lunch & Sharing Discoveries from the Stacks

3:30 p.m., Peterson Room (LLS 221) - Lecture, “Technologies of Memory: Book Traces and the Digital Humanities” by Andrew Stauffer, Associate Professor of English at the University of Virginia, founder of Book Traces and Director of NINES (Networked Infrastructure for Nineteenth-century Electronic Studies)

ABOUT THE EVENT
Book Traces is a crowd-sourced project that is aimed at identifying library books that bear marks of use by their original nineteenth-century owners. Marginalia, inscriptions, photos, original manuscripts, letters, drawings and other marks in books represent unique pieces of historical data that cannot be located by any electronic catalog. They constitute a massive, distributed archive of the history of reading, hidden in plain sight in the circulating collections.

That’s where you come in. Thousands of such books are hidden among our library shelves, and the Book Traces Project sends participants into the stacks in search of them. Book Traces hosts events all over the country in hopes of finding the traces of history left behind by the readers who came before us.

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