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Arthur Mitchell Fraas
Title:
Curator, Digital Research Services
Division:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Library:
Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Office:
608 Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center
Phone:
(215) 898-0605
Email:
Biography:
Mitch Fraas is the Curator, Digital Research Services at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries. At Penn, Mitch works on a variety of projects cutting across general and special collections, with a special focus on digital humanities. He holds doctoral and master's degrees in history from Duke University and earned his bachelor's degree at Boston College. His doctoral dissertation examined the legal culture of British India in the 17th and 18th centuries, arguing for the existence of a unified early modern British imperial legal culture whether in Philadelphia, Bombay, or London. He has been a fellow of the Hurst Summer Institute in Legal History at the University of Wisconsin. In addition to the history of law and imperialism, he takes an active interest in cartography, the history of printing and the book, the digital humanities, as well as the future of scholarly publishing and copyright.

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