The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 8.1062. Wednesday, 22 October 1997.
Date: Tuesday, 21 Oct 1997 10:05:46 -0600
Subject: CFP: Computing Technology and Renaissance Studies
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"Computing Technology and Renaissance Studies"
A joint session of the Canadian Society for Renaissance Studies and the
Consortium for Computers in the Humanities at the 1998 Congress of the
Humanities and Social Sciences Federation of Canada, University of
Ottawa, Ottawa (May 28-30, 1998).
Reflecting larger societal trends, the past several years have seen a
rise in the importance of computing technology to our work; they have
also seen an increased recognition of the body of scholarly approaches
and tools, influenced by the electronic medium, that aid in one's
teaching, study, and research. The New Humanism, Project Gutenberg, the
Electronic Renaissance: nominal allusions abound that suggestively ally
this late twentieth-century movement with the print-oriented
technological revolution in the period of our study; urging that such
comparison may not be not ill-founded are a large number of valuable
computing tools and resources available today to Renaissance academics
(and, of course, far beyond this group).
This session seeks to explore ways in which computing technology has
added and can add to the field of Renaissance Studies.