Digital Biographies of Books: Death Comes for the Archbishop as a Case Study

Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 12:30pm
Event Location: 
1117 UCC
Old Capitol Town Center
Iowa City, IA 52240

As the digital movement changes our media, the world of the book is also changing. How are books and print culture changing as knowledge moves from print to the digital manuscript? Matt Lavin, Digital Humanist at St. Lawrence University, New York, discusses an expansion of the Willa Cather Archive that provides users with a visually-rich and critically rigorous publishing history of Cather’s Death Comes For the Archbishop (1927). The site is designed as a test case in creating digital representations of print culture artifacts and relationships between these items.