Wilson Special Collections Library has been pleased to host History PhD student Emma Rothberg, who spent part of the summer with us as a Clein Graduate Summer Intern via the UNC Department of History.
The Clein Internship allows graduate students to undertake self-identified summer internships in a broad range of organizations outside of traditional academia. As a Clein recipient, Emma has primarily worked on creating library guides to assist researchers and students who are planning to use the special collections. She has written guides about the Civil War and Reconstruction, which will be published soon. (We’ll link to them here.) She also wrote a blog post about Civil War sketchbooks for Southern Sources, the Southern Historical Collection’s blog.
Emma’s scholarship focuses on the constitution of identity through cultural practices, in particular parading, in the nineteenth-century United States.