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Remediating the Avant-Garde: Magazines and Digital Archives @ Princeton University Library

Posted: Monday, 7 October 2013 - 4:39pm

The Blue Mountain Project at the Princeton University Library will host an
interdisciplinary conference,  "Remediating the Avant-Garde: Magazines and
Digital Archives," October 25-26, 2013 on the Princeton University Campus.

The conference will explore the conceptual and practical ground where
traditional area studies, art history, periodical studies, digital
humanities, computer science, and library and information science converge.
How do these fields inform each other and challenge us to think in new ways,
both as builders of digital resources and as scholars and teachers of
avant-garde periodicals?

The keynote lecture, "Radical Remediation," will be presented by Johanna
Drucker (Breslauer Professor of Bibliographical Studies in the Department of
Information Studies, UCLA) on Friday, October 25 at 5pm at McCormick 101.

The Blue Mountain Project is a digital humanities initiative and
collaboration between Marquand Library, Mendel Music Library, and Rare Books
and Special Collections. A digital repository of avant-garde art, music, and
literary journals, the Blue Mountain Project will contain periodicals
published in Europe and the United States between 1850 and 1923, in French,
German, English, Italian, Spanish, Czech, Russian, Polish, Finnish, and
Danish. See our website (http://library.princeton.edu/projects/bluemountain)
for more details.

This conference is made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for
the Humanities.

Event Dates:

Friday, 25 October 2013 (All day) to Saturday, 26 October 2013 (All day)
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