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Walter J. Ong, S.J., Memorial Lecture

Friday, 21 April, 2017

Michael F. Suarez, S.J., will deliver the Ninth Walter J. Ong, S.J., Memorial Lecture at 4 p.m. Friday, April 21, in Room 0600 at Morrissey Hall.

The title of the lecture is "Starving at the Feast?: Information Ecosystems and the Future of Historical Scholarship." 

This event is free and open to the public. A reception will follow the lecture.

About the Speaker

Michael F. Suarez, S.J. is a profesor at the University of Virginia and director of Rare Book School, a non-profit educational institute which has a widespread reputation as the world’s premier school for teaching the history of manuscripts, books, and digital materials. He is a Distinguished Presidential Fellow of the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), and was nominated by the White House to be a member of the National Council on the Humanities. 

Suarez sits on the Literacy Awards Advisory Board at the Library of Congress.   The holder of research fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, he is also a Jesuit priest, professor of English, Honorary Curator of the University of Virginia’s special collections, and Editor-in-Chief of Oxford Scholarly Editions Online (OSEO), one of the most ambitious digital publishing projects extant today.  

Over the past nine years, three of his publications have been named by the Times Literary Supplement as Books of the Year. His 2015 series of Lyell Lectures in Bibliography and Book History at Oxford University will be published by the Oxford University Press.