The Folger Shakespeare Library and the Bodleian Libraries are delighted to announce a jointly convened conference and welcome proposals for papers.
When: 10–12 July 2017
Where: Weston Library, Bodleian Libraries, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BG (map)
Access: all are welcome to attend and to submit a proposal for a contribution (see below)
Admission: £150; £100 for students/unwaged/early career researchers (up to 3 years after award of highest degree)
Registration: registration is required and will open shortly
The Bodleian Libraries and the Folger Shakespeare Library will convene a conference from 10-12 July, 2017, on digital explorations of the early modern theatre archive. We are interested in applying approaches from other disciplines, genres, and time periods which can prompt new thinking about the ways we preserve, describe, research, and teach the early modern stage; as well as in hearing from early modernists who engage with their subject through digital means. Seeking to foster a spirit of collaborative experimentation, we invite proposals in the full range of project completion taking the form of 20-minute papers, as well as “lightning talks,” panel discussions, multimedia presentations, and others.
Invested in both material and method, Digitizing the Stage is a singular opportunity to consider the future of the early modern archive. Attendance will be limited to 100 participants, with registration opening shortly.
Submissions should relate to one or more of the following topics and themes:
- Materiality and methods
- Early modern theatre and film
- Working in audio, text, and image
- Performance and theatre history
- Challenges and experiments in the archive
- Digital archiving and cataloging
Proposals for conference papers, panel discussions, lightning talks, multimedia and interactive demonstrations should not exceed 250 words.
Please include your name, contact information, academic affiliation (if relevant), and a brief biographical description including relevant interests. Submit proposals within the text of an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Proposals are due 9 April 2017.
Some fee waivers and travel bursaries are available; please enquire.
For more information, please see the conference website.