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Hill to conduct workshop on 'Editing Archival Documents'

Jan. 26, 2004

KALAMAZOO--Dr. Robert Hill, associate professor of history at the University of California, Los Angeles, will conduct a workshop, "Editing Archival Documents," Wednesday, Feb. 4, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. in Room 210 of the Bernhard Center at Western Michigan University.

Hill will conduct a workshop on the editing process, which includes organizing materials, evaluating and transcribing texts, applying textual and editorial conventions, and preparing the edition for the publisher.

The workshop is free, but seating is limited to 40 people. Reservations are required. For additional information or to reserve your space, contact Sharon Carlson, director of the University Archives and Regional History Collections, at (269) 387-8496 or <sharon.carlson@wmich.edu>.

The workshop will be particularly useful for editors of such historical and literary documents as correspondence, journals, diaries, financial records, professional papers and unpublished manuscripts, says Carlson. "Faculty and graduate students contemplating projects involving documentary editing will benefit from this workshop."

During his visit to the WMU campus as part of the Visiting Scholars and Arts Program, Hill also will deliver public lectures Feb. 2 and 4 on his extensive research in Pan-Africanism.

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Media contact: Matt Gerard, 269 387-8400, matthew.gerard@wmich.edu

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