Editing Institute Announces Graduation Speaker for 2014

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The Association for Documentary Editing announces the graduation speaker for the 2014 Institute for the Editing of Historical Documents to be held 20–24 July in Louisville, Kentucky.

The graduation speaker will be Timothy Connelly.

Tim Connelly is Director for Publications, Retired, at the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC). He holds a B.A. and an M.A. from American University and a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland at College Park. As Director for Publications at the NHPRC from 1996 to 2014, Connelly held primary responsibility for administering grants to documentary editing projects. He also oversaw the NHPRC’s Fellowships in Historical Documentary Editing and assisted in the administration of the Institute for the Editing of Historical Documents. As Research Archivist at the NHPRC from 1984 to 1995, Connelly undertook research at the National Archives, the Library of Congress, and other repositories on behalf of projects funded or endorsed by the NHPRC. On the announcement of his retirement, the ADE Council unanimously voted thanks to Connelly and made him an Honorary Lifetime Member of the ADE.

Connelly will also join the resident faculty of the Editing Institute for the final day’s activities. The resident faculty will include Cathy Moran Hajo, Ondine Le Blanc, Jennifer Stertzer, and Bob Karachuk.

The Institute for the Editing of Historical Documents is administered by the Association for Documentary Editing under a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, an affiliate of the National Archives.

For more on the Editing Institute, please visit the ADE website at http://www.documentaryediting.org/wordpress/?page_id=79 or e-mail Bob Karachuk, ADE Education Director, at ade-educationdir@documentaryediting.org.