Monday, August 27, 2012

The Hogge hath Lost His Pearle

Saturday 22 September 2012 10-5pm Malone Society with the Oxford English Faculty, at Corpus Christi College, Oxford. A semi-staged reading and discussion of Robert Tailor's The Hogge hath lost his Pearle. Registration, to include sandwich lunch and a copy of the text (or alternative Malone soc publication), £35 full, £15 student/Malone Society members. If you prefer, please send a cheque payable to the Oxford English Faculty to Emma Smith, Hertford College, Oxford OX1 3BW.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Sensing the Sacred: Religion and the Senses, 1300-1800

The University of York 21-22 June 2013 Confirmed keynote addresses from: Nicky Hallett (University of Sheffield) Matthew Milner (McGill University) & Chris Woolgar (University of Southampton) Religion has always been characterised as much by embodied experience as by abstract theological dispute. From the sounds of the adhān (the Islamic call to prayer), to the smell of incense in the Hindu Pūjā (a ritual offering to the deities), the visual emblem of the cross in the Christian tradition, and the ascetic practices of Theravada Buddhism, sensation is integral to a range of devotional practices. At the same time, the history of many faiths is characterised by an intense suspicion of the senses and the pleasures they offer. This international, interdisciplinary conference, to be held at the University of York from 21 to 22 June 2013, will bring together scholars working on the role played by the senses in the experience and expression of religion and faith in the pre-modern world. The burgeoning field of sensory history offers a fertile ground for reconsideration of religious studies across disciplinary boundaries. We welcome papers from anthropologists, archaeologists, art historians, historians, literary scholars, musicologists, philosophers, theologians, and any other interested parties. Possible topics might include, but are by no means limited to: - Synaesthesia: how do religious rituals blur sensory boundaries, and challenge sensory hierarchies? - Iconography and iconoclasm: how might we conceive the ‘rites of violence’ in sensory terms? How does iconography engage the non-visual senses? - The senses and conversion: how are the senses used to elicit conversion? - Material cultures of religion: what role do the senses play in mediating between bodies and sacred objects? - The senses and gender: are sensing practices gender specific? - The inner (spiritual) senses: how do they relate to the external (bodily) senses? - Sensory environments: to what extent do environments shape devotional practices and beliefs, and vice versa? How do we use our senses to orient ourselves in space? - Affect: what role do the senses play in the inculcation of religious affect? Proposals (max. 300 words) for papers of 20 minutes are welcomed both from established scholars, and from postgraduate students. Applications from panels of three speakers are encouraged, as well as individual proposals. They should be sent to conference organisers Robin Macdonald, Emilie Murphy, and Elizabeth Swann at by 6pm on 5 November 2012.


UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO MISSISSAUGA Assistant Professor - Early Modern Literature The Department of English and Drama at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) invites applications for a tenure-stream position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Sixteenth-Century and Early Seventeenth-Century English Literature, starting on July 1, 2013. We would be particularly interested in colleagues with research interests including, but not limited to, Book History, Poetics, Queer Studies, and/or Tudor Studies. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in English and be prepared to teach early modern literature of all genres, with a particular focus on poetry and prose. Clear evidence of excellence in both research and teaching is required; a significant publication record would be advantageous. The successful candidate will also become a full member of the Graduate Department of English, which consists of faculty from the University´s three campuses (UTM, U of T Scarborough, and U of T St. George). Duties will consist of research; the supervision of PhD dissertations; and teaching undergraduate courses at the Mississauga campus and graduate classes at the St. George campus. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. UTM is part of the tri-campus University of Toronto, a research-intensive institution with a strong interdisciplinary commitment, a multicultural student body, a wide range of collaborative programs and institutes, and one of the largest library systems in North America. The University offers the opportunity to conduct research, teach, and live in one of the most diverse cities in the world. All qualified candidates are invited to apply by following the link available at Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy), a statement outlining current and future research interests, and ONE writing sample of scholarly work of not more than 25 pages. If you have questions about this position, please contact All application materials should be submitted online. The U of T application system can accommodate up to five attachments (10 MB) per candidate profile; please combine attachments into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. Submission guidelines can be found at Applicants should also arrange for graduate transcripts and at least three letters of reference (or a dossier) to be sent via email (on letterhead, signed, and scanned) directly to the department, at The deadline for applications is November 2, 2012. For further information on the UTM Department of English and Drama and on the tri-campus Graduate Department of English, see and

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Columbia University Seminar in Shakespeare

2012-2013 program All meetings are held on Fridays in Faculty House on Columbia's Morningside campus. The usual schedule is social hour from 5-6 pm; dinner 6-7 pm; and the talk 7-8:30 pm. September 14, 2012 - Tanya Pollard (CUNY) October 12, 2012 - Holger Syme (Toronto) November 9, 2012 - James Shapiro (Columbia), Beckerman Lecture December 14, 2012 - Rebecca Laroche (University of Colorado, Colorado Springs) February 8, 2013 - Nancy Selleck (University of Massachusetts, Lowell) March 8, 2013 - Alexander Huang (George Washington University) April 12, 2013 - Susanne Wofford (NYU) May 10, 2013 - Adam Hooks (University of Iowa) If you have any questions about the upcoming seminars, or wish to be added to the mailing list, feel free to e-mail the Seminar's rapporteur, Ashley Streeter, on

Thursday, August 16, 2012

The Early Modern Digital

Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies: Special Issue on the Early Modern Digital (due 15 Jan 2013) It is well understood that "the digital turn" has transformed the contemporary cultural, political and economic environment. Less appreciated perhaps is its crucial importance and transformative potential for those of us who study the past. Whether through newly-and differently-accessible data and methods (e.g. "distant reading"), new questions being asked of that new data, or recognizing how digital reading changes our access to the materiality of the past, the digital humanities engenders a particularized set of questions and concerns for those of us who study the early modern, broadly defined (mid-15th to mid-19th centuries). For this special issue of JEMCS, we seek essays that describe the challenges and debates arising from issues in the early modern digital, as well as work that shows through its methods, questions, and conclusions the kinds of scholarship that ought best be done-or perhaps can only be done- in its wake. We look for contributions that go beyond describing the advantages and shortcomings of (or problems of inequity of access to) EEBO, ECCO, and the ESTC to contemplate how new forms of information produce new ways of thinking. We invite contributors to consider the broader implications and uses of existing and emerging early modern digital projects, including data mining, data visualization, corpus linguistics, GIS, and/or potential obsolescence, especially in comparison to insights possible through traditional archival research methods. Essays of 3000-8000 words are sought in .doc, .rtf, or.pdf format by January 15, 2013 All manuscripts must include a 100-200 word abstract. JEMCS adheres to MLA format, and submissions should be prepared accordingly. In addition, we would welcome brief reports (500-1500 words) that describe digital projects in progress in early modern studies (defined here as spanning from the mid-fifteenth to the mid-nineteenth centuries), whether or not these projects have yet reached completion. These reports, too, should be submitted in .doc, .rtf, or.pdf format, using MLA style, by 15 January 2013 to to Devoney Looser, Catherine Paine Middlebush Chair and Professor of English Co-Editor, Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies Tate Hall 114 Department of English University of Missouri Columbia, MO 65211 573-884-7791 FAX: 573-882-5785

Money Matters in Shakespeare

CALL FOR PAPERS Workshop at the Shakespeare-Tage 2013 in Munich ("Geld und Macht: Shakespeares Bilanzen") Money Matters: Shakespeare's Finances “Put money in thy purse,” Iago keeps reminding Roderigo throughout the play Othello but we never actually learn why Iago presses Roderigo for money. Iago is not a spendthrift, he does not follow expensive fashions, and he is certainly not a generous husband. What matters is that as creditor Iago is in control of Roderigo: Iago’s demands create a vacuum that arguably sets Iago’s plot and the whole play in motion. Money matters are central to the plot of Othello, but they are at the same time peculiarly obscure. Financial transactions, the exchange of goods, credit and debt, possession, profit and loss all feature prominently in the plays (and poems) of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. Even Karl Marx was impressed by how accurate Shakespeare portrayed the real nature of money as ‘visible divinity’ that is capable of ‘the universal confounding and distorting of things’ and should be regarded as the ‘common whore’ and ‘common procurer of people and nations.’ Essentially, Elizabethan England was an economy of obligation due to the chronic shortage of ready money. As coins were devaluated, Shakespeare’s London saw a credit crunch not unlike the financial crisis we experience today. It is thus hardly surprising that our pecuniary concerns are also central concerns in the plays by Shakespeare and his contemporaries. The Shakespeare Seminar aims at exploring the link between money matters on stage and the role that money plays in society at large. How do the plays envision the economic, social, and psychic repercussions of financial trade? How do they reflect the beginnings of capitalism in Shakespeare’s day? Is money indeed shown to have transformative, and most often corruptive, power, as Marx argued? How is the financial sphere related to other discourses? For instance, how are ideas of financial credit and debt associated with religious and moral ideas of integrity and guilt? Do Shakespeare’s financial statements also lend themselves to metatheatrical and metapoetic use? How can we relate our current concerns with financial crises in a globalised capitalist system to Shakespeare’s theatrical world? How have theatrical and filmic productions of Shakespeare’s plays envisioned the role of money? Our seminar plans to address these and related questions with a panel of six papers during the annual conference of the German Shakespeare Association, Shakespeare-Tage (26-28 April 2013 in Munich, Germany). As critical input for the discussion and provocation for debate, panellists are invited to give short statements (of no more than 15 minutes) presenting concrete case studies, concise examples and strong views on the topic. Please send your proposals (abstracts of 300 words) and all further questions by 15 November 2012 to the seminar convenors: Felix Sprang, University of Hamburg: Christina Wald, University of Augsburg: See also:

Monday, August 13, 2012

Renaissance Republicanism

SINRS ONE-DAY SYMPOSIUM, Saturday, 24 November, 2012 School of Arts and Humanities, Pathfoot Building, University of Stirling From the middle of the sixteenth to the middle of the seventeenth centuries in England, Scotland, and on the continent of Europe the issue of governance was repeatedly addressed. There has been a tendency in scholarship to reason backwards from the English Revolution and to seek to find evidence for these considerations of various alternatives to monarchy. With the publication of a translation of Aristotle’s The Politics in 1598, and with the already extant publication of the writings of George Buchanan and Bishop John Ponet, in addition to Sir Thomas Smith’s De Republica Anglorum (1572), Hooker’s The Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity (1596), Lewis Lewkenor’s translation of Contarini’s The Commonwealth and Government of Venice (1599), Bodin’s Sixe Bookes of the Commonwealth (1606), through to Sir Robert Filmer’s Patriarcha (1639), political theorists were particularly fascinated by the concept of ‘republicanism’. This interest also extended into the drama of the period, with settings in Venice and considerable focus on Roman history. Plays by the likes of Shakespeare, Jonson, Webster, and Massinger dramatise elements of the history of Rome and of the Italian city states. In addition to publication and performance, writers such as Fulke Greville circulated their own thoughts on governance, as evidenced in his long poem ‘A Treatise on Monarchy’ (c.1600). In addition, the writings of Machiavelli, Luther, Calvin, and Hobbes all have a significant bearing on this theme. This symposium aims to investigate the ‘republican’ strain in the political and religious thinking of the period and in artistic representations, and seeks to try to distinguish between ‘republicanism’ as an alternative mode of government and criticism, occasional, and/or developed, directed at absolute monarchy. What we discover may indicate a reformulation of ideas about Renaissance censorship, as well as providing a discriminating insight into some of the ways in which critical, or indeed, subversive thinking was possible during this period. The seminar will take the form of a series of short papers (15-20 mins) on any aspect of this rich and complicated theme. Anyone wishing to offer a paper at the Symposium, please email or

Save the Mendham Collection

Dear friends, You may have heard about the campaign by the University of Kent and Canterbury Cathedral to
, a historic library of manuscripts and printed material. Its founder, Joseph Mendham (1769-1856), was an Anglican vicar and, in the carefully chosen words of the Dictionary of National Biography, a ‘religious controversialist’. The collection was given to the Law Society in the 1860s, and then loaned by them to the University of Kent and Canterbury Cathedral in 1984. The collection is rich in incunabula and other early printed material, as well as in theology and liturgy from the late middle ages up to Mendham's own day. You can browse through the collection's holdings on the University's library catalogue by looking up the keyword 'Mendham'. Although we have an agreement with the Law Society until the end of 2013, they have suddenly decided to sell the most valuable items at auction to plug a hole in their finances. On 18 July, Sotheby's took away about 300 of the most valuable books. Colleagues in and beyond Kent are extremely distressed by this and are hoping to draw attention to the plight of the collection. We are entreating the Law Society to pause so that we can try to find a way to preserve the collection intact for current and future researchers. We have sympathy for the Law Society's financial predicament but are nonetheless horrified that this historic collection is to be sacrificed to alleviate what seems to be a short-term problem. We have been delighted with the response from across the world to our petition, which has attracted more than 2800 signatures since it was launched on 19 July. We hope that we can keep the momentum going: please consider signing it, and forwarding it on to people you think might be interested! With many thanks, Alixe Links: Our petition: Records for the Mendham Collection on the University of Kent's library catalogue Press releases: Follow the campaign on twitter: #mendham and @alixebovey Joseph Mendham in the Dictionary of National Biography [paywall] Recent news coverage in the Independent, the Sunday Times [paywall], and the Mail Online (!) Blog posts by Katie Birkwood and Elaine Traherne Dr Alixe Bovey Chair, Mendham Collection Task Force Director of the Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies & Senior Lecturer in Medieval History School of History University of Kent

At Rose Playhouse, Bankside, London ...

Venus and Adonis By William Shakespeare Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th and Tuesday 14th to Saturday 25th August 2012. Shakespeare’s most sexually explicit work comes to the Rose! The exquisite use of language is beautifully conveyed in this, his first published work (1593). Venus and Adonis is a thrilling exploration of love, lust and grief. Join us and celebrate the humanity and genius of Shakespeare’s early work. This performance is only one hour long- so plenty of time to eat or go for a drink afterwards! Tickets £12 / £10 Concessions The Rape of Lucrece By William Shakespeare Tuesday 7th to Sunday 12th August 2012. Gerard Logan (Olivier Award nominee and RSC actor ) stars in the first ever solo adaptation of Shakespeare’s brilliant, brutal narrative poem about the dreadful crime of rape and its aftershock. Shakespeare goes beyond the obvious, shining a light on a band of human behaviour encompassing the bestial and the beautiful. Gerard won Best Solo Performer Award, Edinburgh Festival 2011 from The Stage and will return to the Rose with this very special production as part of the London 2012 Celebrations. Tickets £12 / £10 Concessions Actor Revealed an Evening with Liam Brennan Monday 10th September 2012 Liam forsakes Scotland to return to the Globe Theatre this season. He reprises Orsino in Twelfth Night and is Clarence in Richard III . He is specially remembered at the Globe for his Edward II, Bolingbroke. and naturally the Old Woman in the Golden Ass in which he met a sticky end! Intervening years cast him as Iago, Bassanio and in many leading classical and modern roles often at the Royal Lyceum Edinburgh. He has also worked as far South as Charles Edward Stuart ventured. Liam has kindly agreed to support the Rose by conversing with you about The Rose, theatre / theatres and acting. The Rose is delighted that Liam is lending his support to its recently announced Rose Revealed Project to finally fully dig and display the site. This will be the first Actor Revealed and all money raised will contribute to the Project. All Tickets £5.00 CARDENIO at the Rose, Bankside 4th - 29th September 2012 ‘In 1611, a play was submitted to censor with no definitive author. Several characters were unnamed and there was no title. The plots within were adapted from episodes of Cervantes’ Don Quixote, and in the 1990s, the palaeographer Charles Hamilton attested that this play was the lost Shakespeare, Cardenio. Debate has abounded since, and to coincide with the publication of Jonathan Busby and Luis del Aguila’s edit, the Aporia Theatre Collective are proudly presenting their celebrated production at the Rose, Bankside. This is an indelible and disturbing play that deals with obsession, amorality, suspicion and, ultimately, revenge. Performances 7.30pm Tuesday to Saturday and 3.30pm Sunday (No Monday performances) and tickets cost £12 or £10 for concessions (OAP, Student or Equity -on presentation of ID) and are available from the Rose Box Office by calling 020 7261 9565 or email As the Rose is an indoor archaeological site, it is advisable to dress with an extra layer as there is no heating. There are also no toilets so please use Shakespeare’s Globe just a few hundred meters away. Rose Revealed Project Media Links

“Crossroads”: Networks, Communication, and Exchange in the Early Modern World

International Graduate Conference in Interdisciplinary Early Modern Studies 31 August – 1 September 2012 St Catharine’s College, Cambridge CALL FOR PAPERS This conference is designed to facilitate collaboration and discussion between graduate students working on the early modern period from across the UK and Europe. Proposals for papers are invited on any aspect of the early modern world, with a particular emphasis on interaction and exchange across cultural, social, linguistic, or geographic borders. Participants are encouraged to share ideas arising from their own research and to consider how their work relates to an interdisciplinary – and international – context. Possible themes for papers include: · Migration and the role of foreign communities within early modern towns · The construction and dynamics of social and professional networks · Trade, travel, and the exchange and circulation of material objects · Translation and the circulation of printed texts or manuscripts · The role of institutions as centres of interaction, knowledge-transfer, and the dissemination of information Papers should last around 30 minutes, and will be followed by questions and informal group discussion. Proposals should consist of an abstract of 200-300 words; please also provide full name, institution, and contact details. Funding may be available for those travelling from outside Cambridge. Proposals for papers should be submitted by email to Jennifer Bishop ( by 10 August 2012. Attendance at the conference is free and open to all graduate students, but numbers may be limited. Please to reserve a place.

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Shakespeare and the contemporary sonnet

The University of Roehampton is pleased to announce that we are holding a one day symposium entitled “Shakespeare and the contemporary sonnet” on Saturday 20 October 2012. The day will feature poetry readings and discussion by Tim Atkins, Heather Dubrow, Jeff Hilson, Harryette Mullen, Don Paterson, Philip Terry and Cathy Shrank. All you need to do is click on the link below and it will take you directly to the online store where you will be able to register and pay. I have also attached a step by step guide on how to use the store, just in case!

Friday, August 03, 2012


SHAKESPEARE INSTITUTE Lecturer in Shakespeare and Theatre We offer an exciting opportunity to join the internationally renowned Shakespeare Institute in Stratford-upon-Avon as a full-time, permanent Lecturer in Shakespeare and Theatre. The postholder will make an outstanding contribution to the international research profile of the Institute and contribute to the core teaching of the Institute. In particular, the post holder will convene the MA Shakespeare and Theatre and make a major contribution to the new MFA programme in Creativity and Shakespeare as well as developing other practice-based programmes. The post holder will be expected to support distance learning as well as face to face seminars. The successful candidate will have relevant research and teaching experience and be committed to providing a first-class student learning experience. The post is available from 1st January 2013 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The Shakespeare Institute Review

The first issue of The Shakespeare Institute Review was successfully launched at the end of the recent BritGrad conference. The issue, which explores death and mortality in Shakespeare and showcases a marvellous range of contributions, can be found at this link: . Following on from this, we warmly invite submissions for the second issue of the Review, an online academic journal to which postgraduate students of Shakespeare and related programmes are invited to contribute. Please find attached the latest call for papers. Students are encouraged to submit papers between 1,500 and 2,000 words on topics relating to Shakespeare and the superhuman, with a deadline of 26 August 2012. Detailed style guidelines can be found here: . Selected submissions will be published in the second issue of the Review, to be launched in late 2012. Further details are in the attached document. Please share it with students of your and other departments who may be interested. If you have further questions or comments regarding the issue, mailing list, etc., please let us know by email at or via the contact form on . Yours faithfully, The Editorial Board -- Giulia Sandelewski, Paul Hamilton and Thea Buckley Shakespeare Institute doctoral research students

Renaissance Men in the Middle Temple

1st and 2nd February, 2013 Middle Temple Hall and Birkbeck College, London Organisers: Darren Royston and Jackie Watson Confirmed keynote speakers: Professor Jessica Winston (Idaho State University), Dr Sarah Knight (Leicester University) and Dr Lucy Munro (Keele University) Call for papers The four Inns of Court were, according to Ben Jonson, ‘the noblest nurseries of humanity’. All highly influential in terms of their members’ legal, political and artistic roles, the Middle Temple proved a particularly fertile context. At the end of Elizabeth’s reign especially, the Middle Temple saw many of its members involved in the creation, reception and development of literature and performance. Most importantly, perhaps, the Inn was a training ground for men who came to transgress and challenge societal norms, and whose future careers were to influence disparate areas of life, before, during and after the Civil War: from Sir John Davies’ work on dance, John Marston’s contribution to drama or Robert Cotton’s influence as an antiquarian to, in later years, the political impact of Henry Ireton or Edward Hyde, Earl of Clarendon. The early modern Inns of Court have been the subjects of much recent academic work. Last year’s publications of The Intellectual and Cultural World of the Early Modern Inns of Court, edited by Archer, Goldring and Knight, and a History of the Middle Temple, edited by Richard Havery, as well as the 2010 appearance of the Inns of Court REED volume, edited by Alan Nelson, have significantly added to our understanding of the Inns and their interactions with many aspects of early modern culture. As new volumes open up areas for future academic research, this conference gives the opportunity for established scholars, early career researchers, and post-graduate students, whose interests centre on this area, to contribute current work which focuses on the role of the Inns more broadly or more particularly on the Middle Temple. Papers which look at their subject in an inter-disciplinary way will be very welcome. We plan a combination of academic conference and performance over the two days (involving reconstruction of drama, dance and music) and we invite submissions for a 20-minute paper or a workshop, on an aspect of the Inns of Court between 1580 and 1670. While topics which draw on the wider Inns are welcome, preference will be given to those which focus on the Middle Temple. Subjects might include, but are not limited to, the following: • The work and influence of individual members of the Inns (Middle Templars, as well as those named above, might be Elias Ashmole, John Ford, John Webster, Edward Sharpham, Richard Martin, John Hoskins, Henry Wotton, Thomas Overbury, Benjamin Rudyerd, Charles Best, John Manningham, Bulstrode Whitelocke…) • Inns of Court men as playgoers and readers • Dramatic work written by Innsmen and/or staged at the Inns • Innsmen and performance, including music and dance • Revels, humour and satire • The Inns’ impact on contemporary politics and in Parliament • Legal education and the impact of an Inns training, including aspects of rhetoric and eloquence • The Inns of Court and courtiership • Aspects of the physical space and location of the Inns • Homosociality at the Inns and/or members’ roles in contemporary convivial societies Please send an abstract (250-300 words) and a brief biographical paragraph (up to 150 words) to Jackie Watson, Birkbeck College, at by Friday 12th October. We would also welcome joint submissions of 2-3 abstracts that could form a panel. Conference hosted by the London Renaissance Seminar at Middle Temple Hall and Birkbeck College, London The London Renaissance Seminar meets regularly at Birkbeck College, London, holding seminars, events and conferences. See or contact

Thursday, August 02, 2012


University Teaching Fellow in Early Modern English Literature (fixed term, 1 October 2012-30 June 2013), University of Sheffield; £28,401 - £35,938 per annum; closing date: 9th August 2012. For further details, and to apply, go to; the easiest way to find details is to enter the reference number UOS004939 in the search box.

Historical Documents in the Digital Age

25th-26th October 2012 – University of Rouen, The aim of this interdisciplinary Workshop is to bring together those whose professional work involves the study of historical documents, or who have a responsibility for increasing their accessibility, with technologists developing techniques to support the analysis and management of digital documents. The Workshop will encourage a greater understanding of how these two communities can work productively together, and how crossing traditional disciplinary boundaries can create opportunities for supporting better historical research and increasing the general public's awareness of their rich cultural heritage. This workshop should be interesting for: * Historians and others interested in sharing their experiences of document analysis with scientists developing computer-based tools to support such activities. * Those who have a responsibility for preserving and managing historical documents and making them available both to specialists using them for research and detailed study, and the general public seeking to benefit from the rich cultural legacy embodied by such documents. * Scientists and engineers developing advanced technologies in areas such as image processing, pattern recognition and digital media engineering relevant to document analysis. For each session of the workshop, we have invited European specialists in the field to share their experience and explore ideas. The workshop is free and open to all, but you will need to register on the website, starting 15 September, so that we can prepare for your arrival. The workshop will be in French and English, with simultaneous translation provided. Themes Session 1: Libraries and archives in the Digital Age Session 2: Digital tools for annotating and indexing Session 3: Digital palaeography Session 4: ICT in Cultural Heritage Session 5: Digital Humanities: present and future Invited speakers * Mathieu Bonicel, BNF. * Thierry Claerr, Ministère de la Culture. * Véronique Eglin, LIRIS. * Oliver Hitchcock, VirtuaSENSE. * Clive Izard, British Library. * Franck Lebourgeois, LIRIS. * Jean-François Moufflet, Archives de France. * Marçal Rusiñol, Centre de Visió per Computador Barcelona * Marc Smith, École des Chartes. * Dominique Stutzmann, IRHT * Melissa Terras, University College London * Clotilde Vaissaire-Agard, CF2ID * Alison Wiggins, University of Glasgow. Organizing committee The workshop is organized by the InterReg IVa DocExplore project (, a collaboration between computer scientists, historians and archivists, on both sides of the Channel, to build a software suite. This suite is aimed at both historians and librarians, providing transcription and multimedia annotation functionalities, from which interactive books can be produced to reach a broader audience. UK team, Catherine Richardson and Alixe Bovey, Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, University of Kent.


This Rough Magic ( is a journal dedicated to the art of teaching Medieval and Renaissance Literature. We are seeking academic, teachable articles that focus on, but are not limited to, the following categories: •Authorship •Genre Issues •Narrative Structure •Poetry •Drama •Epic •Nation/Empire/Class •Economics •History •Religion •Superstition •Philosophy and Rhetoric •Race/Ethnicity •Multi-Culturalism •Gender •Sexuality •Art We also seek short essays that encourage faculty to try overlooked, non-traditional texts inside the classroom and book reviews. Submission deadline for our Winter 2012 issue is currently October 1st, 2012. For more information, please visit our website or contact Michael Boecherer ( Faculty and Graduate Students are encouraged to submit. This Rough Magic's editorial board members are affiliated with the following academic institutions and organizations: · The American Shakespeare Center · Bridgewater State University · The Catholic University of America · Fitchburg State University · Newman University · State University of New York - Stony Brook · Suffolk County Community College · University of Connecticut · Vassar College
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