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Areas of Interest
Greg Wickliff’s recent research has been focused on the rhetoric of nineteenth-century American photography in scientific and technical texts, and he is at work on a book on the subject.
Selected Publications, Presentations, Fellowships
Wickliff, Gregory A. “Draper, Darwin, and the Oxford evolution debate of 1860.” Earth Sciences History 34 (2015): 124-151.
Resident Scholar – Dibner Library for the History of Science and Technology, Smithsonian Institution, awarded for Summer 2014
Lemelson Center Fellow – National Museum of American History Smithsonian Institution, Summer 2010
“John William Draper’s Early Research in Radiation 1832-1845.” National Museum of American History. Smithsonian Institution. Inventing American Photography Symposium. November, 2011.
“John William Draper at Hampden Sydney College, 1836-1839. Atkinson Museum. Hampden Sydney College. November, 2010.
“John William Draper’s Experiments in Light, Photography, and Publishing.” Daguerreian Society Annual Meeting. Atlanta, GA. October, 2010.
Wickliff, Gregory A. “Light Writing: Technology Transfer and Photography to 1845” Technical Communication Quarterly 15 (2006): 289-313.
—. “Astronomical Rhetoric: Nineteenth-century Photographs as Models of Meaning.” Words and Images: Working Together -Working Differently. Nancy Allen, Ed. Westport CT : Greenwood Press, 2002. 140-163.
—. The Daguerreotype and the Rhetoric of Photographic Technology.” Journal of Business and Technical Communication, 12 (1998): 413-436.
—. “Photography, Geology, and Environmental Rhetoric in the American West of 1860-1880.” Technical Communication Quarterly,6 (1997): 41-75.