Jim Wald
¬ítšJim Wald teaches European cultural history at Hampshire College in Amherst. Among his interests are the history of the book and literary life, new media, German studies, Enlightenment and Revolution, and the era of the World Wars. He is Treasurer and member of the Executive Council of the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing (SHARP), and Treasurer and member of the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Center for the Book. He lives his life surrounded by eighteenth- and nineteenth-century books but spends most of his time working with computers and sees no contradiction therein. In recent years, he has cultivated his long-standing interests in material culture and historic preservation. He recently finished chairing the Amherst Comprehensive Planning Committee but continues to chair the Historical Commission and serve as a member of the Design Review Board.
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