Clark Fellow Julie Ault will present "Undoing the Past: Recuperated Document and Uncertain History" at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, at the Clark Art Institute. The free lecture will be held in Hunter Studio, located in the Lunder Center at Stone Hill on the Clark campus.
Ault will present the state of her research project, "Testing the Limits: Archiving the Private Journals of Theodore J. Kaczynski."
In 2011, via an online auction of Kaczynski's personal belongings ordered by the U.S. Marshals Service, Ault obtained his journals and correspondence chronicling his life in the Montana wilderness.
Ault is investigating how the papers complicate, amend and contradict the public's perception of the man known as the unabomber. She is also archiving the collection.