The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 21.0383 Monday, 27 September 2010
Date: Monday, September 27, 2010 12:38 AM
Subject: Workshop on Digital Shakespeare at WSC in Prague
Ninth World Shakespeare Congress, Prague 2011
Call for Participants
Workshop: Global Shakespeares in the Digital Archive
Deadline: November 30, 2010
Conveners: Peter Donaldson, Ford Foundation Professor of Humanities, MIT
The age of global Shakespeares and digital video archive is upon us, and online
video research tools have become indispensable when we research and teach
worldwide performances of Shakespeare. It is an age when Shakespeare and world
cultures foster symbiotic and antithetical relationships with equal force. This
workshop serves two purposes:
(1) To introduce participants to the resources, research tools and new
pedagogical possibilities afforded by the MIT Global Shakespeares digital
performance archive and research space located at
http://globalshakespeares.org/ The project provides global, regional, and
national portals to Shakespeare productions within a federated archive. There
are portals to Shakespeare performances in the UK and North America, the Arab
World, India, Asia, and Brazil, containing full videos and video highlights.
(2) To work with practitioners, users of digital archives, and any one curious
about new pedagogical possibilities; to brainstorm about the practical and
theoretical implications of a broad range of digital Shakespeare projects
including video and textual archives. What can one do with these digital tools
that has not been possible until now? Are there any limitations or drawbacks?
What critical resources might we bring to thinking about the place of the
archive in Shakespeare studies today?
Participants without any experience with digital archives are welcome!
Register online: http://www.shakespeare2011.net/
Please return Registration form (see website above) to
Dr Nick Walton,
or to International Shakespeare Association, The Shakespeare
Centre, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 6QW, UK
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