Visit the ground floor of Stapleton Library to see photographs, maps, and artifacts of Victorian exploration of Africa on display.
The David Livingstone Spectral Imaging Project was a collaborative international effort between scholars, scientists, and educational and archival institutions to use spectral imaging technology to provide access to original handwritten diaries and letters of Victorian explorer David Livingstone (1813–1873) written in Central Africa 140 years ago.
According to the project director, Adrian Wisnicki, the project archive contains over 60 downloadable documents. Among the items on display are first editions by Livingstone and published works of explorer Henry Morton Stanley (1841–1904), who, upon finding Livingstone in Africa, said, “Dr. Livingstone, I presume?” Wisnicki is an English professor of 19th-century British literature at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Learn more about the project by visiting the David Livingstone Spectral Imaging Project.
Please join us for presentations about the David Livingstone Spectral Imaging Project on Wednesday, February 29, 2012, at 5:00 p.m. on the ground floor of Stapleton Library, and on Thursday, March 1, at 10:00 a.m. in Stabley Library, room 101.
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