April - June 2018
Home Institution: Oregon State University
Project: Archiving Imperial History: Scottish Missionaries' African Collections, 1870 – 1930
Megan Ward is Assistant Professor of English at Oregon State University and co-directs Livingstone Online, a digital museum of the Victorian explorer David Livingstone. Her research investigates the relationship between literature and technology; she is the author of Seeming Human: Artificial Intelligence and Victorian Realist Character (Ohio State UP, 2018). While at IASH, she will be collaborating with Dr. Lawrence Dritsas (SSPS) to explore the thousands objects collected by Scottish missionaries to Africa in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.