Mark Edwin Peterson

Dissertation Chapter Ideas

  1. Collecting for an American Empire
    1. Historians
    2. Librarians
    3. The Issues for Academic Libraries

  2. Seizing the Legacies of European Culture
    1. Medical Men
    2. University Builders
    3. The Journeys of American Codices

  3. Putting Bananas on the Table
    1. Marines
    2. Critics
    3. The Records of Secret Wars

  4. Controlling the Pacific
    1. Explorers
    2. Compilers
    3. The Voices of Earlier Cultures

  5. Combatting the Reds
    1. Think Tanks
    2. Revisionsists
    3. The Understanding of American Blindness

  6. Predicting the Future

Dissertation Title Ideas

The Power of Collections in the American Century

An American City Needs A Library
Digital - Library - Culture
The Mines of American Academia: Collection, Extraction, Transformation
The Pages of History: Collections and Curricula in the Service of 20th Century America
Special Collections and the National Idea
Historians, Collections, and Class
Medieval Books and American Empire
Collecting the Lessons of Empire: Modern Americans and the Fifteenth Century
damnatio memoriae
Toxic Medievalism and Yugoslavia
Other People's Middle Ages
Nationalism, Memory, and Yugoslavia
Erasing Enemy History
Libraries, Medievalisms, Yugoslavias
Libraries, Culture, and Genocide

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Old Chapter Ideas

  1. Needs
  2. Places
  3. Theories
  4. Jefferson
  5. Wilson
  6. Hoover
  7. Rare Books
  8. Archives
  9. Ephemera
  10. Scholars Lab - Mapping the Library Trade
  11. HathiTrust - Pacific Trust Territory
  12. Hoover Institution - German Politics
  13. Who Are the Digital Humanists?
  1. Introducing Cultural Studies to the American University
  2. The History Seminar at Johns Hopkins University
  3. Special Collections
  4. Archaeology of Reading
  5. Digital Project: The Prosopography of Collecting
  6. Bibliography
  7. Book Traces
  8. Digital Project: Mapping Special Collections
  9. Library School
  10. Humanities without Walls
  11. Digital Project: Sources from the Treasure House
  12. Digital Humanities
  13. HathiTrust
  14. Digital Project: Pacific Trust Territory
  15. Conclusion:
  1. Introduction: The Heart of Yale
  2. The Science of History, 1900-1915
  3. Medieval Treasures
  4. American Medievalism
  5. Digital Case Study: Mapping Manuscripts
  6. American Imperialism, 1916-1930
  7. Incunabula
  8. The Histories of Nations
  9. Digital Project: Comparing Texts
  10. Libraries at War, 1931-1945
  11. Collections
  12. The Preservation of Civilization
  13. Digital Case Study: Recovering Nazi Loot
  14. Global Empire, 1946-1960
  15. Scrolls, Archives, and Samizdat
  16. Common Culture
  17. Digital Case Study: Occupied Japan
  18. 21st Century Academics
  19. Digital Case Study: Voices of the Enslaved
  20. Digital Project: Identities and Absences in Big Data
  21. Conclusion: Digital Humanities at the Scholars Lab
  1. Introduction: The Heart of Yale
  2. The Science of History at Johns Hopkins, 1900-1910
  3. Princeton's President, 1910-1920
  4. Medieval Booty
  5. Digital Project: The Flow of Incunabula to America
  6. Wisconsin Frontier History, 1920-1930
  7. The Library of Angels, 1930-1940
  8. Columbia at War, 1940-1950
  9. Recovering Nazi Loot
  10. Digital Project: The Books We Will Never See
  11. Ransom's King, 1950-1960
  12. Hoover's Institution, 1960-1970
  13. Special Collections at Virginia, 1970-1980
  14. The Treasures of America's Pacific Empire
  15. Digital Project: Trust Territory Descriptions
  16. Reassessing the Book at Washington University, 1980-1990
  17. Open Society Archives, 1990-2000
  18. Responding to Destruction in the Balkans
  19. Digital Project: Identiies and Absences
  20. Conclusion: Digital Humanities at the University of Richmond
  1. The Peabody
  2. Johns Hopkins University
  3. Western Civ.
  4. Woodrow Wilson
  5. History Makers
  6. UCLA<
  7. Defenders of Democracy<
  8. FDR & Eisenhower
  9. Imperialists
  10. Hoover Institution
  11. Anti-Communists
  12. LBJ & Reagan
  13. Cold Warriors
  14. Wisconsin
  15. A New World Order
  16. Bill Clinton
  17. The World's Policemen
  1. Collectors
  2. Librarians
  3. Historians
  4. Professors
  5. Students
  6. Publishers
  7. Politicians
  8. Empire Wreckers
  9. Restorers
  10. The New Imperialists
  1. Early History
  2. Yugoslavia Torn Apart
  3. Today
  4. History and Cultural Studies
  5. American Historians
  6. Collecting the World
  7. Data Methods
  8. Ming
  9. HRE
  10. Ottoman
  11. Competing Lessons of Empire
  12. 20th Century Changes
  13. Institutions of the 21st Century
  14. Using the Past of the Past
  15. The Hope of History
  1. Europe's Digital Library
  2. Rebuilding Collections
  3. Diasporas
  4. Twenty First Century Identities
  5. Community Built Medievalism as Reconciliation
  6. Digital Techniques
  7. Pilot Project
  8. Reactions
  1. Woodrow Wilson, Medievalist
  2. Medievalisms in Twentieth Century America
  3. The Balkan Wars
  4. End of the Ottoman Empire
  5. Medieval Texts in American Libraries
  6. Yugoslavia in World War II
  7. Medievalism Under Tito
  8. Western Medievalism, Eastern Texts
  9. The Power of Medievalism
  10. Serbia
  11. Bosnia
  12. Croatia
  13. Kosovo
  14. North Macedonia
  15. Neighbors
  16. Americans