2023 Beaumont Endowed Lincoln Legacy Lecture (October 6, 2023)
From Cody Pope
When: Friday, October 6th, 2023 6 pm – refreshments with heavy hors d’oeuvres 7 pm – event
Where: Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
Free and Open to the Public.
The Center for Lincoln Studies at the University of Illinois Springfield invites the public to attend the 2023 Mary and James Beaumont Endowed Lincoln Legacy Lecture Series discussion on "Lincoln and Digital Humanities" with Christopher Oakley and Michelle A. Krowl.
Christopher Oakley and Michelle A. Krowl will explore how interdisciplinary research and the digital humanities advance our understanding of Abraham Lincoln’s life and legacy. Krowl, the curator of the Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress, has experienced first-hand the impact of digitization on the preservation and use of library collections. Oakley leads "The Virtual Lincoln Project" at the University of North Carolina Asheville, where he and his students created a realistic, digital representation of Abraham Lincoln delivering the Gettysburg Address. Oakley’s lecture explores the digital methods that helped him locate the precise location where Lincoln delivered his famous speech in Gettysburg.