Radio Preservation Task Force Speaker Feb. 22

Feb. 20, 2017

Radio Preservation Task Force Speaker Feb. 22

U.S. policymakers are in debate over the relationship between digital humanities, material preservation, curation, accessibility, and the establishment of groups like the Radio Preservation Task Force (RPTF) at the Library of Congress.

The School of Communications welcomes Josh Shepperd, the national director of the Library of Congress’ Radio Preservation Task Force, for a discussion of his perspective on how these processes might be utilized to address key issues in the humanities, such as historical memory and advocacy for cultural visibility. Shepperd will present a lecture, Radio Preservation and Locating the Missing Voices of U.S. Cultural History, on Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 2 p.m. in the East Academic Building, room 102.

During his visit, Shepperd will also meet with the Library staff and Debra Carpenter's Organizational Communication class.

Josh Shepperd
Radio Preservation and Locating the Missing Voices of U.S. Cultural History
Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 2 p.m.
East Academic Building, room 102

About Josh Shepperd

Shepperd is assistant professor of Media and Communication at Catholic University in Washington, D.C. He serves as National Director of the Library of Congress’ Radio Preservation Task Force, a digital humanities consortium of 150 professors and 400 archives, and is Convener of the Public Media Research Project, a collaboration with NPR. In 2017 he assumed the role of Sound History Fellow with the Library of Congress’ National Recording Preservation Board.

 

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