The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0125 Tuesday, 7 March 2006
From: Ian Gadd <
Date: Monday, 06 Mar 2006 08:24:28 +0000
Subject: CFP for RSA, Miami, 2007: EEBO and Early Modern Studies
CALL FOR PAPERS: EEBO and Early Modern Studies
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?
Following on from a successful international conference on EEBO held in
Bath, UK, in September 2005, we invite proposals from scholars engaged
in any area of early modern studies (e.g., literature, philosophy,
political science, history, history of science, of medicine, etc.) for
papers 10-15 minutes in length on the effect of EEBO on scholarship
outlining personal techniques or on 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 Tracey Hill (
Ian Gadd (
) and Peter C. Herman
) by April 21st. Please note that in order to
present a paper at the RSA Convention, you must be a member of the RSA
at the time of the convention.
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