PHOTO: Zachary Turpin, a University of Houston graduate student, poses for a portrait at his home, Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, in Houston. Turpin recently discovered a previously unknown novella by the poet Walt Whitman. Jon Shapley/Houston Chronicle via AP
WWBA announces its 2017 Program Series, Salut au Monde. Named after Whitman’s poem under the same name, this program aims to bring the world to the Whitman stage. Re-Discovering Walt, with Zachary Turpin, is featured as the second program on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 7:30 – 9pm.
was a graduate student at the University of Houston when he discovered two books Whitman published under a pseudonym. He will discuss the importance of the digitization of archives, and the implications of “new facts” on interpreting history.
Turpin is “one of the most talented of a whole new generation of scholars,” Folsom said — scholars who will create “a golden age of discovery” as they dig through digital databases and uncover material that hasn’t been seen for decades, even centuries.
- How might one find it?
- Using Archival Research and Digitization
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