Digital scholarship dialog and discussion with Salman Rushdie

Published 02-19-2012

Salman Rushdie

Fri. March 2, 11 am to noon/Research Commons: Please join us for an informal conversation with University Distinguished Professor Salman Rushdie and Erika Farr, digital archives coordinator in the Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library (MARBL).

They will discuss how computers and other technology affect Rushdie’s writing and creative process. This will build on previous conversations and will address new developments such as Rushdie’s acquisition of an iPhone and the ways in which mobile computing has an impact on his work. In addition, given Rushdie’s work on his memoir and his use of his paper and digital archives in MARBL, the discussion will turn to the ways in which archival science and archival access change the way he uses his own archives. There will be time for questions and discussion that will connect him to the work of the university and the library and to developments in the area of digital scholarship.

The discussion will be held in the Research Commons on Level 3 of the Woodruff Library. The Emory Libraries especially welcome those engaged in or interested in digital scholarship as well as those interested in Rushdie’s work as an author and as a public intellectual. This event, free and open to the public, is a joint venture of MARBL and the Digital Scholarship Commons (DiSC).

Published 2-27-12