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Early Modern Digital Agendas

For the next three weeks (8-26 July) I will be attending Early Modern Digital Agendas, an Institute for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities taking place under the National Endowment for the Humanities’ Office of Digital Humanities. As the Directors’ “Dear Colleague” letter shows, these three weeks promise to be a sustained, productive discussion about how the digital turn in the academy is changing the field of early modern studies–or perhaps how it should be changing it. Hosted by the Folger Institute at the Folger Shakespeare Library, the Institute (in its words) “seeks to create a forum in which participants can historicize, theorize, and critically evaluate current and future digital tools and approaches.” I’m pretty excited to get my first ever Folger Reader’s Card and dive right in to talking about the intersections of early modern studies, computational methods, and how we “do” literary & cultural studies. Continue Reading

Notes Towards a Regional Digital Arts & Cultures Collaboratory; or, HASTACing With the Neighbours

[This is the text of a presentation I recently gave at the Humanities, Arts, Sciences, and Technology Advanced Collaboratory (HĀSTAC) Conference at York University in Toronto, ON. Taking place 25-28 April 2013, the theme of the meeting was The Decennial: The Storm of Progress: New Horizons, New Narratives, New Codes. This presentation centres on how a focus on regional networks of collaboration–and what a network might look in the Pacific Northwest/West Coast region of Canada and the US–might impact how we “do” digital humanities and grow the field in the future. I have included the slides, as presented, for your edification.]

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