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Launch Day for Stanford Press' First-Ever Digital Monograph

May 16 2016

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Screen shot from "Enchanting the Desert"

May 16, 2016 marks a milestone in academic publishing at Stanford: the university's press has just released "Enchanting the Desert," an interactive digital monograph by the geographer Nicholas Bauch. Bauch worked on Enchanting the Desert at the Bill Lane Center for the American West and the Spatial History Project at Stanford during his postdoctoral fellowship from 2011 to 2015.

Now available for free online, "Enchanting the Desert" is a sweeping interactive analysis of the Grand Canyon as seen through the work of a 19th century photographer, Henry G. Peabody, who created an audio-visual tour of the Canyon that could be presented to public audiences as "lantern slides" – one of the first instances of electrically illuminated slide shows. Bauch, who will join the faculty of the University of Oklahoma this summer, is presenting the website on a live Facebook stream.

WATCH THE LAUNCH EVENT »