Digitizing the Stage: Rethinking the Early Modern Theatre Archive

Event Date: 
15 Jul 2019 to 18 Jul 2019

Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford


The Folger Shakespeare Library and the Centre for Digital Scholarship, Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford will convene the second Digitizing the Stage conference on 15–18 July 2019, highlighting digital explorations of the early modern stage in performance. This follows the successful inaugural event in 2017, which drew participants from around the world for a lively and productive series of conversations on the early modern theatre archive. This year, the conference will focus on historical and contemporary performance. How can digital tools empower our study of historical performance, both in the archive and in the classroom? Can one tool serve both expert and general audiences? What roles can digital media play in augmenting contemporary interpretations of 16th– and 17th-century drama? How can cultural institutions develop collaborative tools to better sustain long-term research in performance studies? What challenges emerge in building repositories and resources that include performance materials? The call for proposals is now open and closes on January 21, 2019. For more information: https://digitizingthestage.wordpress.com/call-for-proposals-2019/ or contact digitalconf@folger.edu

Submission date for papers: 
21 Jan 2019