Come join us at NYU for what promises to be a fascinating talk (and stay for the sangria and ‘cinco de mayo’ reception afterwards to chat with our two special guests and other NYCDHers). The event is free but registration is advised as there has already been a lot of interest in this talk.
5th May 2015: 5.15-7.15
‘Technologies of Memory: Digitization and the Future of the Nineteenth Century’
Speaker: Andrew Stauffer (University of Virginia)
Respondent: Matthew Gold (CUNY)
What is the archive of the nineteenth-century history of reading? And what will be its content and contours in the wake of wide-scale digitization? To address these questions, this talk looks in two directions: first, at the evidence of use in individual nineteenth-century books and, second, at the changing nature of academic research libraries after Google. Out of copyright, non-rare, and often fragile due to poor paper quality, nineteenth-century printed books are both richly served and particularly imperiled in the new media ecosystem. As scenes of evidence, they are at once exposed and occluded by the digitization of our library collections.
The Humanities Initiative at NYU
20 Cooper Square
New York, NY
You can register for attendance here: http://humanitiesinitiative.org/events/event-registration/?ee=67