Monday, February 25, 2013

Early Modern Digital Agendas

Are you a scholar of early modern English, or do you facilitate projects that involve Renaissance English literature? Do you want to learn more about current work in digital humanities or need to consider your next steps in developing your approach?

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 English literary scholars now have at hand.

"Early Modern Digital Agendas" will create a forum in which twenty faculty, graduate student, and alt-ac participants can historicize, theorize, and critically evaluate current and future digital approaches to early modern literary studies-from 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 humanists interpret texts, teach students, and present their findings to others.

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.

Eligibility: Faculty, advanced graduate students, and non-teaching staff (including librarians, administrators, and other alt-ac people) are welcome to apply. Applicants need not be U.S. citizens. All admitted participants will receive a stipend of $2,625. All applications must be submitted by Monday, 4 March 2013.

Please visit for more information.

Questions? Please contact


Owen Williams, Ph.D.
Assistant Director
The Folger Institute
Folger Shakespeare Library
201 East Capitol Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003-1094
202 675 0352


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