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First Name
Elizabeth Haven
Last Name
University of Florida
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Personal Info

About Me


2005 Ph.D. in History and Sociology of Technology and Science
School of History and Sociology (formerly School of History, Technology, and
Society), Georgia Institute of Technology

2001 M.S. in History of Technology
School of History and Sociology, Georgia Institute of Technology

1987 B.A., cum laude
Journalism and History; minors in Russian and Japanese Studies, Baylor University

1987 International Division Certificate
Seinan Gakuin University, Fukuoka, Japan


Current Chair and Associate University Librarian (tenure-track), 2014-
Special and Area Studies Collections Department, George A. Smathers Libraries,
University of Florida

2013-2014 Visiting Assistant Professor
History of Science and Technology Program, College of Science and Engineering,
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities (UMN)

2007-2013 Program Director (Acting Director, 2008-2009)
Immigration History Research Center, College of Liberal Arts, UMN

2004-2007 Director of Marketing/Media Relations
The Breman Jewish Heritage and Holocaust Museum

Recent Publications


Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

2017 “William Berry: Publisher, Scoundrel, and Spiritualist.” Printing History 22 New
Series (Summer 2017): 30-52.

2014 “Revaluing Mimeographs as Historical Sources.” RBM: A Journal of Rare Books,
Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage 15.1 (Spring 2014): 40-55. Available at:

2004 “Mechanical Fingerprints and the Technology of Nineteenth-Century American
Erotica.” The University of Toronto Quarterly 73.4 (Fall 2004): 1036-1050.

By Invited Submission

2016 “Reflections on the Meanings of Objects.” Forging the Future of Special Collections. Eds. Arnold Hirshon, Robert H. Jackson, and Melissa Hubbard. Intro. by Robert H. Jackson. Washington, DC: ALA Neal-Schuman, 2016, 3-10.

2016 “Revaluing Mimeographs and Other Obsolete Things: An Introduction to Media
Archaeology (excerpt),” in The Mimeograph, a Tool for Radical Art and Political Contestation. Ed. Branko Boero Imwinkelried. Bergen, Norway: Alt Går Bra, 2016, 27-30.

2016 “Revaluing Mimeographs as Historical Sources.” The Mimeograph, a Tool for Radical
Art and Political Contestation. Ed. Branko Boero Imwinkelried. Bergen, Norway: Alt Går Bra, 2016, 21-26. Reprint of journal article “Revaluing Mimeographs as Historical Sources,” RBM (2014).

By Competitive Proposal

2019 Margarita Vargas-Betancourt, E. Haven Hawley, Rebecca J.W. Jefferson. “Shared
Global Heritage in Research Libraries.” The Globalized Library: American Academic
Libraries and International Students, Collections and Practices. Eds. Yelena Luckert
and Lindsay Inge. Chicago: ACRL Press, 2019, 223-238.

2016 Laurie N. Taylor, Suzan A. Alteri, Valrie Ila Minson, Ben Walker, E. Haven Hawley,
Chelsea S. Dinsmore, and Rebecca J.W. Jefferson. “Library Collaborative Networks
Forging Scholarly Cyberinfrastructure & Enabling an Environment of Radical
Collaboration.” Handbook of Research on Academic Library Partnerships and
Collaborations. Ed. Brian Doherty. Hershey, PA: IGI Global, 2016, 1-30.


2019 Aaron Williams, E. Haven Hawley, Tiffany Esteban and Barrett Uhler. “Second World
of Nature.” George A. Smathers Libraries, January 17, 2019-April 10, 2019, Marston
Science Library Gallery (3rd Floor), University of Florida (UF).

2018 E. Haven Hawley, Valrie I. Minson, and Samuel Huang. “Visualizing the Natural
World.” George A. Smathers Libraries, February 13-March 23, 2018, Smathers Library
Gallery, UF.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
East Asia, Eastern Europe, United States
Expertise by Chronology
19th century, 20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
Book History, Material Culture, Public History, Science, Technology, Women