Season 2, Episode 8: Redrawing History Symposium

On April 7, the Library Company of Philadelphia hosted a candid conversation about lessons learned in the making of Ghost River: Fall and Rise of the Conestoga, the Library Company’s first graphic novel. This web-based symposium featured an invocation by Curtis Zunigha (Delaware Tribe of Indians); a panel discussion with project advisors, Ron Nash, Curtis Zunigha, and Daniel Richter; a conversation with author Lee Francis IV (Laguna Pueblo), artist Weshoyot Alvitre (Tongva), and editor Will Fenton, moderated by Bill Adair; and an overview of the Ghost River digital edition () with creators Nicole Scalessa, Ann McShane, and Will Fenton. In this month’s episode of Talking in the Library, Fenton shares some highlights from the afternoon.

Illustration from Ghost River

Talking in the Library will serve as an audio platform for researchers to share the incredible work they’re pursuing using the rich collections at the Library Company of Philadelphia.

Talking in the Library is hosted by Will Fenton, the Director of Scholarly Innovation, and produced by Ann McShane, the Project Digital Asset Librarian at Emory University.

Logo design by Nicole Graham. Theme music by Krestovsky (“Terrible Art”).

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