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About Laura Aydelotte

Laura Aydelotte is the Director of the Provenance Online Project and CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow in Data Curation for Early Modern Studies at the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts at the University of Pennsylvania. She holds a PhD in English Literature from the University of Chicago with a specialization in late medieval and early modern poetry and drama. She received her Master’s in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and has also worked at the Newberry Library Chicago, where she held the post of Interim Assistant Director for the Center for Renaissance Studies.
An expert in the fields of both book history and digital humanities, Laura is passionate about sharing the many wonderful, whimsical and profound aspects of material texts from across history both in person with visitors to the Kislak Center and, through digital projects, with people all over the world. She not only enjoys making books come to life for people as a librarian, scholar and teacher but also, in a more literal way, through the creation of animated GIFs.

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Present Faculty Member, University of Pennsylvania
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