The Scholarly Commons Spring Speaker is Edward Ayers. His lecture, “Twenty-Five Years in Digital History and Counting,” will take place on Thursday, March 29, 2018, at 4:00 p.m. in Room 220 of the Main Library with a reception following.
Dr. Ayers, digital historian and President Emeritus of the University of Richmond, will be on campus for the Scholarly Commons Speaker Series. He has participated in large digital humanities projects like The Valley of the Shadow (http://valley.lib.virginia.edu/), which brings to life the stories of two U.S. counties during the Civil War era, and is a cohost of BackStory, an American history podcast. For more information about Dr. Ayers, his website is www.edwardayers.com. Information about his talk is available at https://www.library.illinois.edu/sc/events/speaker/.