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CFP: EEBO in Teaching & Research
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.0682  Tuesday, 12 April 2005

From:           Ian Gadd <
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Date:           Tuesday, 12 Apr 2005 12:57:14 +0100
Subject:        CFP: EEBO in Teaching & Research (UK Conference)

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(de)materialising the early modern text: Early English Books Online in
Teaching & Research

8-9 September 2005

School of English & Creative Studies, Bath Spa University College, Bath, UK
In association with ProQuest, JISC & the English Subject Centre

Organisers: Dr Ian Gadd (
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Confirmed speakers: Professor William Sherman (University of York),
Richard Ovenden (Bodleian Library)

Since 1998, Early English Books Online (EEBO) has given scholars and
students 'instant access' to over 125,000 sixteenth- and
seventeenth-century English books. Books in research libraries across
the world can now be read at any time and in any place; moreover, it
reaches readers who, because of their status or their geography, have
traditionally found it difficult to access these rare book collections.
By bringing early printed books into any library, into the academic
office, into the classroom, even into the home, EEBO has changed how
scholars and students study these texts.

But how much impact has EEBO had on research and on teaching? What have
scholars and students gained? What have they lost? How does EEBO fit
with the renewed attention to the materiality of the early modern text
and the increasing interest in the history of early printing and
publishing? Just how scholarly are the technologies and structures
underlying EEBO? What kind of relationship should there be between EEBO
and academia? How should EEBO develop?

CALL FOR PAPERS
The organisers invite proposals from literary and historical scholars
for 10-15 minute case-study presentations outlining personal techniques,
methods and experiences of using EEBO as a teaching tool. Please send
proposals (max. 250 words), along with a brief biography and any
audio-visual requirements, to Dr Tracey Hill (
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31 MAY.

CONFERENCE
This conference, the first to focus specifically on EEBO as a teaching
and research tool, will bring together academics, students, librarians
and technology specialists from the UK and abroad to explore these
questions through a series of lectures, seminar presentations and
workshops. There will be extended opportunities to discuss and debate
the use and development of EEBO with representatives from ProQuest (who
provide EEBO), JISC and EEBO-TCP.

The conference is aimed at anyone studying, teaching or researching the
early modern period (whether or not you have had any direct experience
of EEBO) or at anyone with an interest in the use of digital resources
such as EEBO. Postgraduate students are particularly welcome. For
further details about the conference, please contact Patricia Lynn
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English & Creative Studies, Bath Spa University College, Newton Park,
Bath BA2 9BN (01225-875559).

There will be no registration fee; however, a charge will be levied for
the optional conference banquet (Thursday evening).

LINKS
EEBO (Early English Books Online): http://eebo.chadwyck.com
Hosting charges for UK HE and FE institutions:
http://www.jisc.ac.uk/coll_eebo.html

Bath Spa University College: http://www.bathspa.ac.uk/
School of English & Creative Studies, Bath Spa University College:
http://ecs.bathspa.ac.uk

ProQuest: http://www.proquest.com
JISC: http://www.jisc.ac.uk
English Subject Centre: http://www.english.ltsn.ac.uk/

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Dr Ian Gadd
School of English & Creative Studies
Bath Spa University College
Newton Park
Bath BA2 9BN

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