Early Modern Digital Agendas

I recently got an invitation to apply for this event and thought I should also share it with my fellow HASTAC scholars. Sorry for crossposting!


Do you want to learn more about Digital Humanities but don’t know where to start? 

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 NEH-funded, three-week institute that will explore the robust set of digital tools with period-specific challenges and limitations that early modern literary scholars of English 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 approaches to 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. 

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. 

Faculty, advanced graduate students, and non-faculty staff (such as librarians and administrators) are eligible to apply. Applicants need not be U.S. citizens. Please visit http://emdigitalagendas.folger.edu/ for more information. 

Let me know if you or your affiliates have any questions. 


Owen Williams 

Assistant Director 

The Folger Institute 

Folger Shakespeare Library 

201 East Capitol Street, SE 

Washington, DC 20003-1094 

202 675 0352


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