Research in the Collection: A Kessler Conversation with the 2020-2021 Research Fellows
Thu, Oct 29, 2020
at 12:30 PM
ABOUT THIS WEBINAR
This special edition of the Fall 2020 Kessler Conversations will be an engaging conversation with our current cohort of Kessler Research Fellows. The conversation will cover the Fellows' current research projects and how they connect the 500-year-old treasures of the Richard C. Kessler Reformation Collection to the issues facing contemporary communities and congregations.
Pitts Theology Library at Emory University invites applications every Spring to serve as a Richard C. Kessler Reformation Collection Research Fellows. Kessler Research Fellows will work virtually for a full academic year studying a single item or a single aspect of the Richard C. Kessler Collection. While residence in Atlanta is not required, each fellow will make a Fall and Spring visit to Pitts Theology Library to be in residence for 3 days each visit. During each visit, the fellow will have access to the Kessler Collection for research and will offer one public lecture and conduct one research workshop. During the visit, the fellow will also meet with graduate students and library staff to discuss research methods. Throughout the academic year, the fellow will meet virtually with the Director of Pitts Theology Library and the Rare Book Cataloger to discuss research progress. The fellowship will work toward the creation of detailed metadata for the item(s) studied, a research-quality essay to be published by the library, and a digital exhibition to be hosted by the library.
Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 12:30 PM
Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Alyssa Lehr Evans is a doctoral candidate in History at Princeton Theological Seminary (Princeton, NJ). As a recipient of both Fulbright and DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst) Research Fellowships, she studied at...
Drew Thomas is a Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Researcher in the School of History at University College Dublin. He works on a digital humanities applying machine learning and image recognition software to woodcut illustrations and...
Edmund Wareham is the Cowdrey Early Career Teaching and Research Fellow in History at St Edmund Hall in Oxford. He undertook undergraduate and graduate studies in History and German at Jesus College in Oxford and the universities of Trier and...