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April 21 ~ Digital Humanities – The University in the Digital World by Edward Ayers
April 21, 2015 | 4:30 pm till 5:30 pm
A special presentation by Edward Ayers, Yale ’80 PhD in History and President of the University of Richmond.
About the Speaker:
Edward Ayers, Yale ’80 PhD in History, is a noted historian and the author of 11 books on American history. He is the recipient the National Medal for the Humanities, awarded by President Obama at the White House in the summer of 2013. He has also won the Bancroft Prize for distinguished writing in American History and the Beveridge Prize for the best book in English on the history of the Americas since 1492. In addition, he has been a finalist for both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. Dr. Ayers’ digital archive project, The Valley of the Shadow: Two Communities in the American Civil War, has been used in thousands of classrooms around the world; he works closely with the Digital Scholarship Lab at the University of Richmond on a digital atlas of American history, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Dr. Ayers is also a co-host of BackStory, a nationally syndicated radio show that ties history to the present day. In 2003 he was awarded the National Professor of the Year from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Here is an interview/article that appeared in the most recent issue of the Yale Alumni Magazine: