Public or Perish: The Evolving Audience of the Walt Whitman Archive

Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 12:30pm
Event Location: 
Gerber Lounge, 304 English-Philosophy Building
Iowa Avenue
Iowa City, 52242

A PDH4L Talk by Ed Folsom


The talk explores how digital projects transcend scholarship and become part of the greater public. In preparation for the talk, Dr. Folsom, Co-Director of the Walt Whitman Archive, asks the following questions. “How do digital projects begun by scholars find their way to the public? How do the mysterious ways of the Web allow unsuspected audiences to find their way to the project?” Over the course of an illuminating hour, Folsom and attendees will begin to untangle the many threads for these possible answers.