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Co-director, Center for Digital Research in the Humanities
Co-director, Walt Whitman Archive & Civil War Washington
Hillegass University Professor of Nineteenth-Century American Literature
Kenneth Price received his B.A. from Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington, and then earned both M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Chicago. He is the Hillegass University Professor of Nineteenth-Century American Literature and co-director of the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Price is the author of over forty articles and author or editor of eleven books. His most recent book is co-edited with Ray Siemens, Literary Studies in the Digital Age: An Evolving Anthology (Modern Language Association, 2013). His other recent books include Re-Scripting Walt Whitman: An Introduction to His Life and Work, co-authored with Folsom (Blackwell Publishing, 2005) and To Walt Whitman, America (University of North Carolina Press 2004), a main selection of The Readers Subscription, a national book club. Since 1995, Price has served as co-director of The Walt Whitman Archive an electronic research and teaching tool that sets out to make Whitman's vast work, for the first time, easily and conveniently accessible to scholars, students, and general readers. The Whitman Archive has been awarded federal grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), the U.S. Department of Education, and the Institute for Museum and Library Services. In 2005, the Whitman Archive received a "We the People" grant from the NEH to build a permanent endowment to support ongoing editorial work. In 2009, Price received a Digital Innovation Award from American Council of Learned Societies to advance work on editing Whitman's Civil War writings.