Update: Confirmed speakers

We are delighted to announce that in addition to the speakers already confirmed, we look forward to hearing from:

For the full list of confirmed speakers thus far, please consult our program page.

There is still time to submit an abstract in response our Call for Proposals, which closes on the 30th of April. Many thanks to those who have already done so.

Requesting Fee Waivers and Travel Bursaries

As we look forward to registration opening very shortly, we have received inquiries over how to apply for a fee waiver and/or travel bursary for attending Digitizing the Stage. We have extended our original timeline for funding requests in order to match the extension for Calls for Papers.

We are fortunate to have a limited number of fee waivers available for participants. To apply for one, please submit a brief paragraph describing your interest in participating and reason for requesting a fee waiver and/or travel bursary by April 30th, prior to registration. Email this information to Gabrielle Linnell (digitalconf@folger.edu).

A note on travel bursaries amounts: we have travel bursaries approximate to the cost of many train journeys to Oxford from within the U.K. We unfortunately do not have enough funds to cover the cost of international travel.

We will respond by May 8th to let you know whether we are able to provide you with the waiver and/or bursary. We want to maximize participation in the conference with the limited amounts of funds that we have; however, we will not be able to provide financial assistance to everyone who applies.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to be in touch via email to digitalconf@folger.edu. We look forward to seeing you in Oxford this July.

Update: Call for Proposals Extended

We have extended our Call for Proposals to a new deadline of 30 April 2017.

Digitizing the Stage:

Rethinking the Early Modern Theatre Archive

Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford

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.

Confirmed speakers include Professor Tiffany Stern (Royal Holloway, University of London) who will be delivering the opening keynote; Dr. Christie Carson (Royal Holloway, University of London), Dr. Brett Greatley-Hirsch (University of Leeds); Eric Johnson (Folger Shakespeare Library); and Dr. Erin Sullivan (Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham). Attendance will be limited to 100 participants, with registration opening in April 2017.

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 digitalconf@folger.edu.

Proposals are now due the 30th of April, 2017. Some fee waivers and UK travel bursaries are available; please enquire.

Digitizing the Stage is organized by the Centre for Digital Scholarship, Bodleian Libraries; the Folger Shakespeare Library; and Professor Tiffany Stern, Royal Holloway, University of London.

Update: Confirmed speakers

We are delighted to announce that in addition to Dr. Tiffany Stern, who will be delivering the opening keynote, we can confirm the following speakers for Digitizing the Stage:

More information about the conference schedule and registration will be forthcoming.

Call for Proposals

Digitizing the Stage:

Rethinking the Early Modern Theatre Archive

Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford

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 in April 2017.

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 digitalconf@folger.edu.

Proposals are due April 9th, 2017. Some fee waivers and UK travel bursaries are available; please enquire.

Digitizing the Stage is organized by the Centre for Digital Scholarship, Bodleian Libraries; the Folger Shakespeare Library; and Professor Tiffany Stern, Royal Holloway, University of London.