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Digital Antiquarian Conference at the American Antiquarian Society

The conference from May 29-30, 2015  will open up questions related to digitization, cataloguing, and research design, exploring applications of digital tools and methods to diverse library materials, and identifying needs and opportunities in the development of critical bibliography appropriate to 21st-century tools. Leaders in book history, curators and librarians from university and independent research libraries, and innovators in the digital humanities will convene in Worcester to exchange ideas about the past, present, and future of historical information literacy and the archive. Organized by Thomas Augst and Molly O’Hagan Hardy, the Digital Antiquarian conference is presented by the AAS, with generous support from the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation.  Kenneth Carpenter, Carl Stahmer, and Michael Winship will give keynote talks. Papers will be presented by Blake Bronson-Barlett, Matt Brown, Craig Carey, Dawn Childress, Matt Cohen, Elizabeth Maddock Dillon, Lisa Gitelman, Jacqueline Goldsby, Leon Jackson, Mary Kelley, Lauren Klein, Thomas Knoles, Meredith Neuman, Kyle Roberts, Will Slauter, Todd Thompson, Jessica Showalter, and Ed Whitley. The conference will include a reception and project showcase, sponsored by New York University's Faculty of Arts and Sciences, including A New Nation VotesCassey & Dickerson Friendship AlbumsEarly Caribbean Digital ArchiveThe Occom CircleTEI Archiving Publishing and Access Service (TAPAS), and Walt Whitman Archive.

The conference will also include mini-tours of Antiquarian Hall and an exhibition related to the materials presented at the conference.

Please register for the conference at your earliest convenience as spots are filling up! Please visit: http://www.americanantiquarian.org/digitalantiquarian

For further information, please contact Molly Hardy at mhardy@mwa.org or (508) 471-2134.

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