David Benjamin Patterson

Site of the Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster.

Not all those who wander are lost.” – J.R.R. Tolkien

I am fourth year student at Wilfrid Laurier University, planning to major in history with a minor in religious studies. My interests include Russian and East European history, with a specific focus on how these regions have been affected by environmental and man-made disasters.  One historical event I am particularly fascinated by is the Chernobyl Nuclear (1986) ,and its effects on individual health and the nuclear policies of Eastern Europe and Russia. The picture above depicts a memorial that has since been erected at the site. My chosen quote comes from Lord of the Rings author J.R.R. Tolkien, and represents my interests in fantasy and science-fiction literature.

My role as a digital editor is to…

preserve the past in a digital format, making this knowledge accessible for all those seeking to examine it in the future.