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AAME Speaker Series at the Bristol Public Library: Dr. Martin Dotterweich, "From Clay Tablet to Kindle: Book History in the Digital Age"

February 10, 2014

The Arts Alliance Mountain Empire, in cooperation with the Bristol Public Library, is pleased to announce a new endeavor for the Mountain Empire region. The AAME Speakers Series will feature local and regional personalities sharing their expertise on topics that will enrich and encourage the arts and general communities of our region. This series will also provide a forum for member organizations of AAME to tell of their contributions to the Mountain Empire region. The first event in the series, taking place on Thursday, February 13 at 7:30 p.m., will feature Dr. Martin Dotterweich, Associate Professor of History at King University. Dotterweich’s topic will be “From Clay Tablet to Kindle: Book History in the Digital Age.” This past summer, Dotterweich spent four weeks in New York City for a National Endowment for the Humanities Seminar, “Researching Early Modern Manuscripts and Printed Books.” His presentation will draw on that experience. For more information, contact the Bristol Public Library on 276-645-8780.

Dotterweich received a BA in literature and Philosophy from Wheaton College, a Masters of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and a Doctorate in Ecclesiastical History from the University of Edinburgh. He has taught on the faculty of King University since 2004. He has written and lectured extensively on topics related to his specialties: Scottish history, book history, and the Reformation. A native of Knoxville, Dotterweich is married to Heather Dotterweich, who teaches yoga locally, and is the father of Kathleen and Peter.

Each of the AAME Speakers Series events will take place at the Bristol Public Library, located at 701 Goode Street, Bristol, Virginia. The second event in this year’s series will feature Rick Rose of the Barter Theatre on Thursday, March 20. His topic will be “Community Building through Theatre and the Arts.”