Digitizing the Stage: Rethinking the Early Modern Theatre Archive

Event Date: 
10 Jul 2017 to 12 Jul 2017


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 March 2017. 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 travel bursaries are available; please enquire.

Submission date for papers: 
09 Apr 2017