Last week, Joseph Malcomson joined our Digital Library Team as the Spring 2013 Digital Library Intern. Joseph was born and grew up in Sheffield, England. His mother comes from New Zealand and he has some Irish blood as well. He moved to the U.S. in 2011 after getting married.
Joseph has a bachelor’s degree in history from King’s College London and a master’s degree in medieval history from the same institution. Next, he is planning on pursuing a Master of Library Science degree and he is currently looking at and applying to various programs. Joseph currently works at the Schoenberg Center for Electronic Text and Image at the University of Pennsylvania.
On Joseph’s reading list is Assassination Vacation by Sarah Vowell. He heard Vowell on the radio once and thought she was hilarious, so he looked into her books and has been enjoying them. Among his many talents, Joseph can simulate the noise of a jazz trumpet. Asked where he would go if he could travel anywhere, Joseph replied, “In an ideal, magical world, I guess I’d go to the moon.” He would also like to travel back in time in Earth’s history to any period.
Illustration of “life” on the moon done for the New
York Sun during the Great Moon Hoax in 1835.