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Call For Papers

Call for papers and expressions of interest

~ The call for papers is now closed. Thank you to everyone who sent in proposals. See the program here. **

This conference will be an opportunity to share ideas about digital editions of early modern drama, and to learn how to mobilize the growing number of digital tools for linking resources.

Sharing ideas
As well as some sessions of traditional papers, we are planning one or more “slams”: sessions where each presenter is given a maximum of eight minutes to present a problem, an idea, or a thesis of some kind, followed immediately by seven minutes of questions and responses. These sessions have proven immensely useful in providing scholars with immediate feedback on ideas that are still in the process of development.

Using and applying digital tools
We will also be calling on the expertise of those familiar with digital tools, from the relatively simple to those that are more powerful. This gathering will be a great opportunity to learn about the many digital resources that are available to the modern scholar, including those developed at the University of Victoria for the Internet Shakespeare Editions; its associated websites, Digital Renaissance Editions and the Queen's Men Editions; and collaborating project, The Map of Early Modern London.

Workshops will focus on strategies for linking texts within these sites to each other, to supporting materials in many media, and to the growing number of stable scholarly sites on the web.

Submitting a proposal
Please submit the following information by December 15, 2014 to iseadmin@uvic.ca:

Title of paper/presentation
Abstract (150-250 words for a paper, 100-150 words for a short, "slam," presentation)
Your name and institution
Bio-bibliographical note

Online registration will open in early January. We look forward to seeing you in Victoria in the spring of 2015.

Michael Best, Janelle Jenstad, and Erin Kelly.