The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.1954 Friday, 20 October 2000.
From: Hardy M. Cook <
Date: Friday, October 20, 2000
Subject: SHAKSPER: Who Are We?
In the early days of SHAKSPER, there were not many Internet Service
Providers. Most of us had e-mail accounts through the academic
institutions with which we were associated. In most cases, members of
SHAKSPER from the States had .edu extensions to their e-mail addresses,
while members from institutions in France, for example, had .fr
extensions. This made it fairly easy to determine the international
scope of the membership.
With the proliferation the Internet, the situation is not as simple.
This morning, I was wondering who we are.
Below is the description I use in handouts and in our announcement
SHAKSPER is the international electronic conference for Shakespearean
researchers, instructors, students, and those who share their academic
interests and concerns. It currently includes approximately 1500
SHAKSPEReans, from Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium,
Brazil, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Cuba, Cyprus, Denmark, Egypt,
Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Guam, Hungary, India,
Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Latvia, Malaysia, Mexico,
Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland,
Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain,
Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, and the
Please review it and if you have suggestions, let me know. I am
especially interested to know if I have overlooked any countries in
which members live.