Descriptive Bibliography as Research Methodology: A Case Study of Samson Occom Workshop

November 3, 2017 - 3:00pm

Join Michael Kelly, Head of Archives and Special Collections at the Frost Library at Amherst College, and Laura Braunstein, Digital Humanities Librarian at Dartmouth College, for a hands-on workshop as part of the Watts Program in the History and Culture of the Book. Descriptive Bibliography is a highly specialized branch of book history with a technical vocabulary that can often feel daunting, even to experienced scholars. This workshop will introduce students to the fundamentals of bibliography as a method for approaching a wide range of research topics. Using Samson Occom’s A Sermon, Preached at the Execution of Moses Paul, An Indian (New Haven, 1772) as a case study, participants will learn how to combine hands-on work with rare books and library database searches to develop a rich picture of a moment in history.

This program is co-sponsored by Native American and Indigenous Studies at Brown. Interested students should email [email protected] to register.