Gregory Heyworth is Associate Professor of English, History and Computer Science at the University of Rochester. With degrees from Columbia (BA, Comparative Literature), Cambridge (English BA, MA), and Princeton (Ph.D., Comparative Literature) Heyworth is a medievalist with expertise in Latin and vernacular philology, codicology, paleography, and textual editing. In 2010, he founded the Lazarus Project. Under Heyworth’s direction, the Lazarus Project has successfully completed recoveries of damaged manuscripts and cultural heritage objects using spectral imaging and cognate technologies in nine countries and at libraries from the Vatican to the Folger. Beyond manuscripts, the Lazarus Project has imaged a wide variety of objects including maps, globes, cave paintings, coins, and artwork, and has worked with curators to visualize and display them for the public in innovative ways.
The topic of Greg Heyworth’s Keynote will be, “Proximior: The Technologies of Close and Distant Reading.” To see him in action, check out his TedTalk on “How I’m discovering the secrets of ancient texts.”