John Unsworth, Dean of the Graduate School of Library and Information Sciences at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, will be visiting the University of Rochester next Wednesday and Thursday, September 16 and 17. Unsworth will be heading a workshop on “Big Data” in the Humanities, as well as speaking about Google Books and current issues and controversies surrounding digital publishing and copyright. More information is forthcoming! The workshop is scheduled for 1-3 pm on Sept. 16th (Hawkins-Carlson Room), and the lecture is 4:30-6 on Sept. 17th (Welles/Brown Room).

Unsworth founded Postmodern Culture, the first peer-reviewed electronic Humanities journal (now published within Project Muse). He also organized and chaired the TEI Consortium. Many of Unsworth’s writings are available from his CV.