Will Fenton is the Director of Scholarly Innovation at the Library Company of Philadelphia. He will defend his dissertation, Unpeaceable Kingdoms: Fighting Quakers, Revolutionary Violence, and the Antebellum Novel, at Fordham University in August 2018.
Fenton specializes in early American literature and the digital humanities, for which he has received support from the American Philosophical Society; Haverford College Quaker and Special Collections; the Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory; the Library Company of Philadelphia; the Modern Language Association; the New York Public Library; NYC Digital Humanities; and the Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture. His writings have appeared in academic journals (American Quarterly, Common-Place, and ESQ); academic blogs (American Philosophical Society, HASTAC, MLA Connected Academics, Omohundro Uncommon Sense, and the Organization of American Historians); and various public platforms (including Inside Higher Ed and PC Magazine, for which he writes the column "Autodidact").
Fenton has also created several major digital projects outlined on the digital scholarship page.