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Christopher Lawrence, co-director. Chris is Professor Emeritus at the Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL. He has published widely on the history of medicine and science. He has also edited volumes of historical letters. His books include Photographing Medicine: Images and Power in Britain and America since 1840 (with Daniel M. Fox; Greenwood Press, 1988), Medicine in the Making of Modern Britain, 1700-1920 (Routlege, 1994), Rockefeller Money, the Laboratory and Medicine in Edinburgh: New Science in an Old Country (Rochester University Press, 2005), and The Western Medical Tradition 1800–2000 (with W. F. Bynum et al.; CUP, 2006). He has contributed several of the essays to Livingstone Online. Email Chris at ucgalaw(at)ucl.ac.uk
Adrian S. Wisnicki, co-director. Adrian is Assistant Professor of Nineteenth-Century British Literature and Co-director of the Center Digital Humanities and Culture at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He also holds honorary research affiliations with Birkbeck, Univeristy of London and University College London, and is director of the Livingstone Spectral Imaging Project, a joint venture between Livingstone Online and the UCLA Library. Publications include a monograph, Conspiracy, Revolution, and Terrorism from Victorian Fiction to the Modern Novel (Routledge, 2008), and articles in Victorian Studies, Studies in Travel Writing, History in Africa, Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History, and elsewhere. Adrian's most recent research explores the role of intercultural dynamics in the production of Victorian colonial literature. Email Adrian at awisnicki(at)yahoo.com
Janet Browne, associate director. Janet is the Aramont Professor of the History of Science in the Department of the History of Science at Harvard University. She is an experienced scholar of the natural history sciences and eighteenth- and nineteenth-century exploration. She has previously worked on editing Charles Darwin's correspondence. The use of correspondence in the construction of knowledge has long been an area of special research interest to her.
Sharon Messenger and Caroline Overy, affiliated staff. Sharon and Caroline have been involved with Livingstone Online from the beginning and are responsible for most of the XML transcriptions on the site from its inception to 2011. Sharon also took a lead role in establishing many of the site's collaborative relationships. At present, Caroline is a research assistant in the History of Modern Biomedicine Group in the School of History, Queen Mary, University of London. Sharon is now retraining as an archivist, and, following a year working as an archives assistant at the Wellcome Library, she is now studying on the Archives and Records Management Diploma course at UCL.
Heather F. Ball, head research assistant. Heather is an Instructor of Information Literacy in the Division of Core Competencies at ASA College in Manhattan. She is also the Membership Coordinator for the Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York. As well as her degree in Library Science and Archives, Heather has a degree in Medieval Studies. She is active in both communities, and has given papers and published original research on the digitization,use, and sustainability of medieval manuscripts.
Kate Simpson, research assistant. Kate is a postgraduate student in the Centre for Literature and Writing at Edinburgh Napier University. Her dissertation applies biographical analysis to H. Rider Haggard’s Imperial adventure romance fiction. She also volunteers with the National Library of Scotland to create the metadata for their newly digitised collection of missionary photographs as part of the International Mission Photography Archive.
A.J. Schmitz, research assistant. A.J. is currently working on his doctoral degree at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. A native of Los Angeles, California, he studied theater at Santa Monica College where he was awarded principle roles in five main-stage productions including The Bad Seed, Noises Off, and A Few Good Men, for which he earned a nomination to attend the Kennedy Center/American College Theater Festival. He holds B.A. and M.A. degrees from California State University Long Beach. Areas of interest include eighteenth-century British literature, ecocritical theory, and the American Beat movement.
Jared McDonald, research assistant. Jared is a PhD candidate and Felix Scholar in the History Department at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. His research interests lie in the areas of missions and "First Peoples," Christianity, identity and resistance politics, and the history of the London Missionary Society in the Cape Colony. A native of Johannesburg, South Africa, he holds a B.A. degree in Journalism from the University of Johannesburg and a M.A. in History from the University of Cape Town.
Former Site Contributors
Mike Hawkins, web developer, 2005-2010.
Gary Li, photography and digitization, 2007-2009.
Louise Henderson, contributing author, 2007-2008.
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