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Susan Gallagher
  • Female
  • Medford, MA
  • United States
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  • Brianne Keith
  • Heather Cole
  • Joanne Riley

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Profile Information

Where Do You Consider Your "Hometown"?
What is your interest in the Mass. Studies Network?
Involvement in scholarly digital projects and publications on the history and culture of New England
About Me:
Associate Professor, Political Science Dept., UMass Lowell; editor of Reading New England, an ongoing series of digital critical editions of classic works by writers associated with New England (UMass Press)
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Your Title:
Associate Professor
Another Organization?
Thoreau Society
Major areas of interest
Archives, Arts, Cultural Heritage, Ethics, History, Jurisprudence, Literature, Music, Philosophy, Visual Arts
Other areas of interest not listed above?
New media; digital culture; information studies

Susan Gallagher's Journal

Let's revisit the idea of starting a state-wide digital library

Here's an idea I suggested a while ago that I was inspired to bring up again in view of the gloomy horizon for public educational institutions and cultural non-profits in the age of the double-whammy: massive tax and budget cuts.  I've placed an op-ed I'm in the process of writing on MSN in order to invite comment and support for this effort.



Posted on March 3, 2011 at 12:13

How to Spend the Stimulus Wisely? Start a State-Wide Digital Library

Op-Ed How to Spend the Stimulus Wisely? Start a State-Wide Digital Library

In his address to Congress, President Obama emphasized higher education as essential to national recovery and future prosperity. He pledged that "by 2020, America will once again have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world." That ambitious goal will remain elusive in Massachusetts now that the Governor has proposed massive cuts to public higher ed.… Continue

Posted on February 28, 2009 at 11:57 — 3 Comments

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At 11:04 on March 24, 2009, Heather Cole said…
Great to meet you in person and thanks for coming out to the meet-n-greet last week. We'll be doing some follow-up in the next few weeks.
At 15:10 on June 11, 2008, Joanne Riley said…
Hi Susan - welcome! Love your "Be It Ever So Humble" exhibit! I've been involved in a few classroom projects where Jr. High school students transcribe and annotate 19th century daybook diaries - the resources in the exhibit will be wonderful to have on hand next time we run that project.

We're kicking the tires of this network platform to see what the possibilities are for Massachusetts humanities folks, so feel free to try anything (starting a group or a discussion, posting events, etc.) that might help you meet any particular need, advance "Reading New England" or any other of your projects or interests.


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