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The conference program

All events take place in University Centre A180 - Senate Chambers unless otherwise noted.


8:15     Taxis arrive at the Laurel Point to pick up participants.

9:00-9:15  Welcome

9:15-10:30 Session 1: Linked Kingdoms

Alexa Huang: “Vex (not) his ghost”: Reproducing King Lear in Digital Performance Records and Its Pedagogical Implications

Michael Best: The Linking of the Kingdoms (short paper)

Mike Poston: Linking in the Folger Digital Texts (short paper)

Jesús Tronch: Re-tagging ISE and Folger texts for the Early Modern European Theatre collection

10:30-11:00 Refreshments and Informal Discussion

11:00-12:15 Session 2: Linked Platforms

Brett Hirsch: Comedy, Computers, and Collaborators: Reflections on Editing Fair Em for Digital Renaissance Editions.

Jennifer Drouin: Shakespeare au/in Québec: Building a bilingual, open-access anthology and database in collaboration with the Internet Shakespeare Editions

Paul Faber: The Limits of Linking: Interoperability Between ISE and the Digital Companion to Music in the English Drama

12:15-1:45 Lunch (provided)

1:45-3:30  Two Concurrent Workshops (choose one)

Workshop 1: ISE/QME/DRE Tools and Tags

Leaders: Michael Best and Maxwell Terpstra

CLE A103 (Computer Lab)

This workshop will provide an overview of the suite of tools and tags created by the ISE programmers for the preparation, checking, and validation of ISE/QME/DRE editions. Potential, new, and experienced editors will benefit from demonstration, hands-on practice, and discussion. Michael Best is the founder and Coordinating Editor of the ISE, as well as the editor of the ISE’s King John and King Lear. Max Terpstra is the ISE’s Lead Programmer.

Workshop 2: A Gentle Introduction to Markup and Text Encoding

Leaders: Martin Holmes and Janelle Jenstad

CLE A105 (Computer Lab)

This workshop will introduce participants to the concept of textual markup and give a brief overview of the Text Encoding Initiative, the XML-compliant markup language used to tag the texts underlying hundreds of digital editions. Participants will use oXygen (an XML editor) to markup a short text. The ISE hopes to offer editors the option of encoding their editions in TEI or SGML. Martin Holmes is a member of the TEI Technical Council and the lead programmer on a number of TEI-based projects, including MoEML; Janelle Jenstad directs MoEML and is the Associate Coordinating Editor of the ISE. Together, Holmes and Jenstad have run several workshops on TEI.

3:30-3:45 Break

3:45-5:00 Plenary and formal discussion

James D. Mardock: Cyborgs are the New Codex: Reading Machines and the Editing of Early Modern Texts

5:15 Taxis back to Laurel Point Inn

6:30 Banquet at Il Covo Trattoria. 106 Superior Street.


8:15 Taxis arrive at the Laurel Point to pick up participants.

Session 3: Linked Contexts

Kate McPherson and Kate Moncrief: “Shakespeare’s Life and Times” and Research-Based Learning in the Undergraduate Humanities Classroom

Vicente Forés and Jose Saiz: The Digital Reference System (DRS); applied to Shakespeare’s First Folio (1623)

Laury Magnus, Gathering Intra-Site Resources for a Focus on Character: Ophelia as Case Study

10:15-10:45 Refreshments and informal discussion

10:45-12:30  Two Concurrent Workshops (choose one)

Workshop 3: Linking Data across ISE/QME/DRE/MoEML

Leaders: Diane Jakacki and Janelle Jenstad

CLE A103 (Computer Lab)

This workshop addresses current and potential strategies for linking plays across the ISE/QME/DRE platforms and identifying MoEML toponyms in plays. We will discuss the iLinking protocols in the ISE guidelines and demonstrate the MoEML gazetteer of London placenames. We will address the questions of what to link from, what to link to, and how linking constitutes a critical practice. Jakacki and Jenstad are using Jakacki’s ISE edition of Henry VIII as a testbed for linking strategies.

Workshop 4: Usability Workshop: What do Readers Want in Digital Editions?

Leader: Kim McLean-Fiander

CLE A105 (Computer Lab)

This workshop will be of particular interest to conference participants who are building, teaching from, or regularly using digital editions and apps. How do you use these editions and apps and what do readers/users need in a digital platform? Bring your questions, your editions, and URLs for sites you’d like to discuss. Kim McLean-Fiander is Associate Director of MoEML; during her tenure at the Cultures of Knowledge project at Oxford, she conducted a number of user focus groups.

12:30-1:45  Lunch (provided)

2:00-3:15 Session 4: Linked Performances, Linked Places

Rose Gaby: “I do, I will.”: Digital Editions and the Performance Crux

Noam Lior: Multimediating Shakespeare – Text and Performance on the Digital Platform

Kurt Daw: The Dynamic Text and Editing Shakespeare for Performance (short paper)

David Carnegie: “A Hot-house in Gunpowder Ally”: Map, Text, and Image Links (short paper)

3:15-3:45 Break

3:45-5:00 Meeting of LEMDO Participants.

If you are a Co-Applicant or Collaborator on the Linked Early Modern Drama Online SSHRC grant application, please remain in Senate Chambers.

4:00-5:00   Tour of early modern books and Shakespeare editions in SCUA.

Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA) Reading Room. Led by Erin Kelly with student docents.

5:00-6:00 Drinks at the University Club (cash bar).