We are delighted to announce that Digitizing the Stage will be returning to the University of Oxford in summer 2019. The successful inaugural conference in 2017 brought together dozens of participants from around the world for a lively and multidisciplinary series of talks and presentations on digital engagements with the early modern theatre archive. In 2019, the Folger Shakespeare Library and the Centre for Digital Scholarship, Bodleian Libraries, will be hosting a four-day event from 15-18 July 2019.
Digitizing the Stage will mark the concluding phase of the Folger’s project to build a new digital asset platform, called Miranda, which is made possible through generous support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The conference sessions will be in the Bodleian’s Weston Library, with other events held in memorable locations elsewhere in Oxford.
This program of talks, presentations, and demonstrations will highlight digital explorations of the early modern stage, with a particular emphasis on performance. We will begin with a pre-conference workshop on 15 July, followed by three days of single-stream programming. The call for proposals will be published by November 2018, followed by registration opening in early 2019.
We anticipate offering a discounted rate for students, early career researchers (ECRs) and unwaged participants, as well as a limited number of tuition and UK travel bursaries. Registration for the three full days of the conference will be capped at no more than 100 seats, with the pre-conference workshop expected to seat no more than 25 participants.
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