Lisa Gitelman on the New Media of Yesterday and Today

Lisa Gitelman is a media historian whose research concerns American book history, techniques of inscription, and the new media of yesterday and today. She is particularly concerned with tracing the patterns according to which new media become meaningful within and against the contexts of older media. Her most recent book is titled Paper Knowledge: Toward a Media History of Documents, and previous work includes Always Already New: Media, History, and the Data of Culture. Gitelman will be discussing her work as part of the “Interfacing Digital Humanities and Media Studies” roundtable on Thursday, October 12th, 12:30-1:30 PM in Austin 246.