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Bobby Smiley

Michigan State University Libraries
Digital Scholarship and American History Librarian
East Lansing, Michigan
Bobby Smiley is the Digital Scholarship and American History Librarian at the Michigan State University Libraries, and the Book Review Editor for the H-AmRel network. He received his library science degree and a certificate in digital humanities from the Pratt Institute, his M.A. in Religion from Yale, and an undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin—Madison. Before joining the MSUL in November, 2013, Bobby was an intern at the Columbia University Libraries (where he worked on the in-development New York City Religions project), and had previously worked at the University of Chicago Libraries. At MSU, he collaborates on grant funded digital projects (such as the Mellon funded Religious Soundmap of the Global Midwest project), works with campus partners to coordinate training and instruction for digital humanities workshops, helps build the library's collection of humanities data, and liaises with the History department. His research interests include tracking historiographical trends in American religious history, histories of disciplinarity (in particular, history and American studies), popular culture, methods in digital humanities, and exploring how digital humanities and academic librarianship can be usefully conjoined. He is a regular reviewer for Information & Culture, and Religious Studies Review.

My Speakers Sessions

Thursday, May 28

2:15pm EDT


My Moderators Sessions

Thursday, May 28

3:45pm EDT