Appointed as Digital Humanities Curator, American Antiquarian Society


Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows

PhD field of study

PhD, English, University of Texas, Austin

Position Description

The American Antiquarian Society is an independent research library focused on early American history, literature, and culture. Our mission is to collect, preserve, and make available for study one copy of every item printed in what is now the United States from European contact to 1876. Our collections also include strong holdings in materials from Canada and the Caribbean. Founded in 1812, the Society is located in Worcester, MA. The Society’s collections (all housed on-site) consist of over four million items, and include manuscripts, newspapers and periodicals, printed books and pamphlets, and graphic arts materials. The Digital Humanities Curator will work with other AAS curators and reference and cataloging staff to make more of our collections available and useful to digital humanities practitioners, and will work with scholars conducting digital humanities projects in accessing our collections.