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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.
In 2017 he was a recipient of the Jay R. Gould Award for Excellence in Teaching from the Society for Technical Communication.
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.