I am the coordinator of Digital Chicago: Unearthing History and Culture, a four-year (2015-2018), $800,000 grant at Lake Forest College from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to involve students and faculty in exploring specific at-risk or forgotten sites in Chicago’s history. Digital Chicago unearths the city’s past in order to preserve it for a digital future. See what we’re working on at Facebook and Twitter.
From 2011-2016, I served as the Director of the Harvard Square Library, a digital library of books, texts, and other media about Unitarian Universalism and religious liberalism, in America and elsewhere. At HSL, we have continued the work done since the early 2000’s by founding director Rev. Dr. Herbert F. Vetter, redesigning and updating the website as well as adding new content. One of the major areas of new content we are in the process of adding is a digitized version of Peter Raible’s 1991 loose-leaf collection of documents about Polity Among the Unitarians and Universalists. I am pleased that the Rev. Susan Ritchie continues HSL’s excellent tradition.