Why is the way that we remember the past oftentimes different than historical reality? And how can we use public history to inform conversations in the present about events that took place centuries earlier?
On today’s episode, Jim Ambuske introduces you to Dr. Anne Fertig, our newest colleague here at the Washington Library, who will help us think through some of these questions.
Dr. Fertig is a specialist in eighteenth century literature, historical memory, and women’s history. She’s the founder and co-director of Jane Austen & Co., a lecture series about Jane Austen and her broader world, and she is our new Digital Projects Editor at the Washington Library.
Digital Projects Editor at the Washington Library
Anne Fertig is the Digital Projects Editor at the Center for Digital History at the Fred. W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington at Mount Vernon. She received her Ph.D from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2022. In addition to her work at Mount Vernon, she is the founder and co-director of Jane Austen and Co., a free online lecture series that reaches thousands around the globe. She co-edited A Song of Glasgow Town: the Collected Works of Marion Bernstein and has published in Victorian Periodical Review, Studies in Scottish Literature, and the Routledge Companion to Jane Austen.