Amy Tan

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I am a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of History at Vanderbilt University. My dissertation examines the intersection of print culture and religion in early modern Britain by demonstrating several ways that authorship and pastoral ministry could influence one another. My work is centered around a case study of the relationship between print and parish in the work of "author-minister" Richard Bernard.

While my dissertation looks at the way that author-ministers adapted new (print) technology to enhance their pastoral work, I am also interested in how I can adapt new (digital) technologies to my work of research and teaching. As the HASTAC scholar for Vanderbilt's Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities, I'm eager to engage with members of the HASTAC community as we consider how we can effectively create and use digital tools in our scholarship.

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