Digital Humanities Research Fellow
the Center for Historic Preservation
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Susan W. Knowles, Ph.D., is Digital Humanities Research Fellow at the Center for Historic Preservation. In 2011-2012 she served as project curator for Shades of Gray and Blue: Reflections of Life in Civil War Tennessee, a Web site and digital collection created by the Center in conjunction with Ken Middleton, MTSU’s Walker Library, and Celia Walker, Vanderbilt University Libraries. The Web site won a 2013 Award of Excellence from the Tennessee Association of Museums.
Knowles was a field researcher and project curator for Trials and Triumphs: Tennesseans’ Search for Citizenship, Community, and Opportunity, a Web site and digital collection covering the “Jim Crow” era in Tennessee, created in partnership with MTSU’s Walker Library and funded by a grant from the Tennessee Board of Regents. She is now working with the team at Walker Library to expand the Trials and Triumphs site. She worked as researcher and content specialist for Landscape of Liberation: The African American Geography of the Civil War in Tennessee, a partnership between the Tennessee State Library & Archives and the Geospatial Research Center, Dept. of Geosciences, MTSU. She is overseeing the graduate research assistants and coordinating with the team at Walker Library to continue building the Southern Places online research collections, which document more than thirty years of field work at the Center for Historic Preservation.
She is a graduate of the Public History program at MTSU, with an M.A. in Art History from Vanderbilt University, and a Master of Library Science degree from George Peabody College.