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Selected Entries from the Lucius Clark Smith Diaries,
30 July 1862 to 31 December 1862

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About the Editors

Emily Arendt. Emily J. Arendt is currently a PhD Candidate in history at The Ohio State University specializing in Early America and gender history. Her dissertation, tentatively titled "Affairs of State, Affairs of Home: Paternalism in Empire, Republic, and Family," examines the relationship between political and family governance from roughly the American Revolution through the American Civil War. She also serves as an editorial assistant for Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies.

W. Michael Broughton. W. Michael "Misha" Broughton received his undergraduate degree in English Literature from Auburn University in 1998, before embarking on a 10-year technical career spanning PC and Network support, technology deployment project management, software development and online content development. Finally returning to the English Studies fold in 2010, he currently spends his time as a PhD student at the Ohio State University Department of English, studying 18th century British literature, authorship, the history of print, and - more generally - how to do computers to books.

Amber Camus. Amber Camus is a doctoral student in the department of English at The Ohio State University. She studies contemporary African American literature and trauma theory.

Torsa Ghosal. Torsa Ghosal is a graduate student in the department of English at The Ohio State University. Her areas of interest include postmodern literature, narrative theory and digital technology.

Matthew Poland. Matthew Poland is a PhD student in the department of English at The Ohio State University. His research focuses primarily on rhetorical and ethical approaches to 20th-century Anglo-American fiction and film. He also serves as the editorial assistant for Narrative.

H. Lewis Ulman, Principal Editor, is Associate Professor of English at The Ohio State University and Director of Digital Media Studies in the Department of English. He has edited The Minutes of the Aberdeen Philosophical Society, 1758–1773 (Aberdeen University Press, 1990) and, with Dennis Quon, “Semiotics in Eighteenth-century Aberdeen: Thomas Gordon’s Contributions to the Aberdeen Philosophical Society” (Studies on Voltaire and the Eighteenth-Century 317 (1994): 57–115). He is also the author of Things, Thoughts, Words and Actions: The Problem of Language in Late Eighteenth-Century British Rhetorical Theory (Southern Illinois University Press, 1994). Since 2005, he has worked with undergraduate and graduate students in textual editing courses to create a series of electronic textual editions of nineteenth- and early twentieth-century American manuscripts in the Rare Books and Manuscripts Library at Ohio State. An example of that work can be viewed online at Beginning with an NEH Digital Humanities Start-Up Grant awarded in 2008, he has collaborated with Melanie Schlosser, metadata librarian at Ohio State University Libraries, to build a model of preservation for distributed, multimodal digital humanities projects. He is delighted to be working at a time when manuscript, print, and digital media can be studied in relationship to one another, allowing him and his students to learn more about all three media than they could by studying any one in isolation.

Columbus, Ohio
December 2012