2017 Program

The single-stream conference program is below.  Most, if not all, sessions will include time for questions. For the sake of brevity, institutional affiliations are included in the full list of speakers at the bottom of the page. Abstracts can be found here.

Monday, July 10

9AM Registration opens; coffee, tea available

10AM Welcome and conference information | Eric Johnson and Pip Willcox

10:20AM Opening Keynote | Tiffany Stern

11:20AM Coffee and tea break

11:40AM Staging unknown quantities: explorations in the digital archive

Bed, blood and beyond: A quantitative analysis of early modern stage props | Brett Greatley-Hirsch

Women and the early modern stage: Reception, circulation, performance | Erin McCarthy

Shakespeare’s purchase of Blackfriars Gatehouse 1613: A digital analysis | Alan H. Nelson

1PM Lunch

2PM Flash of genius: lightning talks from the digital archive

Building the new Rose Archive and the Rose Revealed project | Johanna Schmitz

The Folger’s digital asset platform | Stacey Redick

Modeling Early Modern Textual Environments: Digital Archives and the Bookshops in Paul’s Cross Churchyard | Mary Erica Zimmer

“Give me ocular proof”: Digital theatre archives and the early modern at NUI Galway| Barry Houlihan

3PM Coffee and tea break

3:20PM Reimagining the stage: audiovisual experiments

Upon the platform(s) where we watch: Digital multimedia Shakespeare editions| Noam Lior

A Midsummer’s Night’s sonification: Sonic analysis of a community using A Midsummer Night’s Dream | Iain Emsley

Digital Blackfriars: A multimedia experiment | Kirk Quinsland and Rebecca Rouse

4:55PM Adjournment

6:30PM Welcome reception at Divinity School, Old Bodleian Library. Tours of Duke Humfrey’s Library. Please note the new starting time.

Tuesday, July 11

9AM Coffee and tea available

9:30AM Exit, pursued by a database: developing the archive

Opening the Archives: DEx, a Database of Dramatic Extracts | Beatrice Montedoro

The digital theatre archive: making the most of material for research and teaching | Claudine Nightingale

Collection of Theatre Architecture, TU Berlin | Franziska Ritter

Seeing is Believing: The AusStage Database and the development of visualisation tools | Julian Meyrick

11:10 Coffee, tea

11:30AM Reimagining Performance 

Performance as research: Research as performance | Christie Carson

Reimagining performance | Sarah Ellis

12:30PM Lunch

1:45PM Strange capers: experiments with the archive

200 Years of the Russian Stage: Establishing a TEI-encoded corpus to gain insights into the structural evolution of drama | Irina Pavlova

What we digitize when we digitize the stage | Ivan Lupić

“Not just a pretty picture”: Digitization as a catalytic instrument in the research of early modern theatre and performance | Ildiko Solti

3:15PM Coffee and tea break

3:30PM Tracing the stage: between text and tech

Genealogies of the text: digital provenance and early modern drama | Meaghan Brown

Early modern dramatic paratexts in print and digital archives | Sonia Massai and Heidi Craig

4.30PM Adjournment

7PM Conference dinner at the Cherwell Boathouse (Bardwell Road, Oxford, OX2 6ST).

Wednesday, July 12

9AM Coffee and tea available

9:30AM The Screen’s the thing: performance multimedia and pedagogy

The MIT Global Shakespeares Merchant module, in 2017 | Diana E. Henderson

Teaching the digitized stage: pedagogy in the archives | Erin Sullivan

10:45 Refreshments

11AM Digitizing the Bard: Reimagining the Shakespeare Archive 

On Provenance: Adventures with Shakespeare in Cyberspace | Pip Willcox and David De Roure

Filming and archiving performance at Shakespeare’s Globe | Victoria Lane

Reimagining the Folger Collections: Making Peace between Paper and Digital | Eric Johnson

12PM Break

12:10PM Closing discussion

Conference speakers

  • Professor Tiffany Stern, Royal Holloway, University of London, who will be delivering the opening keynote
  • Dr. Meaghan Brown, Fellow for Data Curation in Early Modern Studies, Folger Shakespeare Library
  • Dr. Christie Carson, Royal Holloway, University of London
  • Heidi Craig, University of Toronto
  • Sarah Ellis, Director of Digital Development, Royal Shakespeare Company
  • Iain Emsley, University of Oxford
  • Dr. Brett Greatley-Hirsch, University of Leeds
  • Professor Diana E. HendersonMassachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Barry Houlihan, Archivist, National University of Ireland, Galway
  • Eric M. Johnson, Director of Digital Access, Folger Shakespeare Library
  • Victoria Lane, Archivist, Shakespeare’s Globe
  • Noam Lior, University of Toronto
  • Professor Ivan Lupić, Stanford University
  • Professor Sonia Massai, King’s College London
  • Dr. Erin McCarthy, National University of Ireland, Galway
  • Professor Julian MeyrickFlinders University
  • Beatrice Montedoro, University of Oxford
  • Professor Alan H. NelsonUniversity of California, Berkeley
  • Claudine Nightingale, Senior Development Editor, Adam Matthew Digital
  • Irina Pavlova, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow
  • Dr. Kirk Quinsland, Fordham University
  • Stacey Redick, Digital Strategist, Folger Shakespeare Library
  • Franziska Ritter, Technical University Berlin
  • Professor Rebecca Rouse, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Dr. Ildiko Solti, Honorary Research Fellow, Kingston University, London
  • Dr. Erin Sullivan, Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham
  • Professor Johanna Schmitz, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville
  • Pip Willcox, Head of the Centre for Digital Scholarship, Bodleian Libraries, Oxford
  • Mary Erica Zimmer, Boston University