Join us as we host a candid conversation about lessons learned in the making of Ghost River, the Library Company’s first graphic novel. This web-based symposium will feature author Lee Francis IV (Laguna Pueblo) and artist Weshoyot Alvitre (Tongva), who will reflect upon the use of Native American pop art to promote historical literacy and social justice.
Register to receive the login credentials. Participants may join for any or all of the symposium.
Invocation by Curtis Zunigha (Delaware Tribe of Indians) and introductory remarks by Dr. Michael J. Barsanti (Edwin Wolf II Director, Library Company of Philadelphia).
1:15-2:30: Ghost River Advisory Board
A discussion between Ronald Nash (Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History), Vilma Ortiz-Sanchez (Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian), and Dr. Daniel K. Richter (McNeil Center for Early American Studies, University of Pennsylvania), moderated by Will Fenton (Library Company of Philadelphia). Followed by Q&A.
2:45-4:00: Ghost River Creative Team
A conversation with artist Weshoyot Alvitre (Tongva), author Dr. Lee Francis IV (Laguna), and editor Will Fenton, moderated by Bill Adair (The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage). Followed by Q&A.
4:15-4:45: Ghost River, Gone Virtual
A brief conversation between Ann McShane (Emory University), Nicole Scalessa (Vassar College), and Will Fenton (Library Company of Philadelphia) about the Ghost River digital edition, GhostRiver.org.
4:45-5:00: Call to Action
Editor Will Fenton will outline steps that participants can take to contribute to and sustain the project.
The John Dickinson Symposium will celebrate the launch of the first edition of The Complete Writings and Selected Correspondence of John Dickinson (ed. Jane E. Calvert) to be published in print by the University of Delaware Press/University of Virginia Press and in digital edition by the University of Virginia’s Center for Digital Editing. This two-day event on October 8–9, 2020, is free and open to the public and will be hosted and sponsored jointly by the American Philosophical Society, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, the Library Company of Philadelphia, and the McNeil Center for Early American Studies. Check back starting August 3rd for registration information.