Early Modern Digital Agendas at the Folger Institute

Early Modern Digital Agendas at the Folger Institute

In July 2013, the Folger Institute will offer ‘Early Modern Digital Agendas’ under the direction of Jonathan Hope, Professor of Literary Linguistics at the University of Strathclyde. It is an National Endowment for the Humanities-funded, three-week institute that will explore the robust set of digital tools with period-specific challenges and limitations that early modern literary scholars now have at hand. ‘Early Modern Digital Agendas’ will create a forum in which twenty faculty participants can historicize, theorize, and critically evaluate current and future digital tools and approaches in early modern literary studies—from Early English Books Online-Text Creation Partnership (EEBO-TCP) to advanced corpus linguistics, semantic searching, and visualization theory—with discussion growing out of, and feeding back into, their own projects (current and envisaged). With the guidance of expert visiting faculty, attention will be paid to the ways new technologies are shaping the very nature of early modern research and the means by which scholars interpret texts, teach their students, and present their findings to other scholars.

The institute will be hosted by the Folger Institute at the Folger Shakepeare Library.

This institute is supported by an Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities’ Office of Digital Humanities. Please visit http://emdigitalagendas.folger.edu/ for details, including eligibility guidelines.

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