At the invitation of Associate Dean Meredith Goldsmith, former FHI Fellow, I had the opportunity to visit Ursinus College in PA from October 30-31, where I spoke on “Contested Histories: Cultural Heritage and the Digital Archive” as well as conducted a workshop and got to meet a number of dedicated students. I had a wonderful time getting to know the campus and the curriculum. As a SLAC grad myself, I retain a special love of the liberal arts college environment.
As a bonus, I got to meet Kara McShane, a fellow alum of the Robbins Library and the Camelot Project at the University of Rochester, who is now a faculty member there! I credit Robbin Library curator and mentor, Arthurianist Alan Lupack, among others, with the opportunities to develop my digital interests in relation to the humanities way back in the 20th century! Though I’m no longer in an English Department myself, I continue to see a lot of digital innovation on both the teaching and research sides happening in them around the country.