Jeremy Rowe

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February 22, 2011 Ephemera Society


Rowe2120 S. Las Palmas Cir.
Mesa, Arizona 85202

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Presentations and Subjects:

Photographs as Primary Source Research Tools; History of Stereoscopic Photography; 19th Century Arizona through the Stereoscope; "Silver Images and Glass Plates," 19th Century Photography in the Southwest; Copyright, Ownership Issues, and Negotiating with Publishers; Early Photography in New York City (July 2012).

Biographical Information:

Dr. Jeremy Rowe has collected, researched, and written about 19th and early 20th century photographs for over twenty-five years. He has written Arizona Photographers 1850 - 1920: A History and Directory, Arizona Real Photo Postcards: A History and Portfolio, and Early Maricopa County 1871-1920, as well as numerous articles on photographic history including Disclosing Historic Photographs in the Handbook of Visual Research Methods. He curated exhibitions with many regional museums, and a permanent exhibit at the Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona. Jeremy serves on several boards, including the Daguerreian Society, Center for Alternative Photography in Manhattan, Art Intersection in Gilbert, Arizona, and INFOCUS (the collaboration between the Phoenix Art Museum and center for Creative Photography). He served as Arizona coordinator for the Library of Congress American Memory project, and has worked on other digital collections projects including an NSF funded 3D modeling and visualization Digital Library project, Knowledge and Distributed Intelligence. He was the Director of Research Strategic Planning and Policy for Information Technology at Arizona State University, co-Director of the Decision Theater, and Executive Director of the School of Computing and Informatics. He is now emeritus faculty, and refocusing his efforts on his passion for photographic history.


Diane DeBlois, previous Board member Ephemera Society of America
Richard Sheaff, Board member, Ephemera Society of America
Matthew Isenburg, previous President, Daguerreian Society
Len Walle, previous President, Daguerreian Society

Speaking Engagements:

Keynotes for Ephemera Society, Photo Hostory XV, International Visual Literacy Association, Mining History Association, and others. Presentations for numberous historical and cultural organizations and Arizona Humanities Scholar for speakers Board (16 years) as well as IT related groups such as Museums and the Web, Coalition for Networked Information, EDUCAUSE, Preservation and Access for Electronic College and University Records, Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, International Symposium on Archaeometry and others.

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