Dr. William Bulman Named Inaugural Digital Scholarship Faculty Fellow

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The Friends of the Lehigh University Libraries in concert with the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning and the S. Murray Rust, Jr. Digital Scholarship Center is proud to announce Dr. William “Bill” Bulman, Lehigh University Assistant Professor of History, as its first Digital Scholarship Faculty Fellow.

Dr Bulman’s successful submission, “The Rise of the Majority in the British Atlantic World” was deemed by the review committee to demonstrate an “innovative application of digital tools to enhance his scholarship”, did the best job of “bridging library and technology into his vision”, and advanced “scholarly reach by developing tools and processes to benefit both his own scholarship as well as the scholarship of others”. Library and Technology Services staff, led by Julia Maserjian, Digital Scholarship Project Manager, will be collaborating closely with Dr. Bulman on his curation project.

Dr. Bulman is an historian of Britain and its empire who teaches in History and Global Studies at Lehigh. Before moving to Bethlehem he held postdoctoral fellowships at Vanderbilt and Yale. His research has been supported by the Mellon Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education, and the Templeton Foundation. His work focuses on politics, religion, and culture in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and in particular on the causes, nature, and consequences of the English Revolution. His first book, Anglican Enlightenment, offers a re-interpretation of the early Enlightenment and the religious politics of later Stuart England. His current research examines the changing nature of individual and collective political decision-making in the early modern British Atlantic world.