The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 24.0435 Thursday, 5 September 2013
Date: September 5, 2013 10:06:42 AM EDT
Subject: GW Digital Humanities Institute Inaugural Lecture
GW Digital Humanities Institute Inaugural Lecture
Addressing the Text: Reflections on Shakespeare, Digital Access, and Libraries
Time and Location: 3 pm on Friday September 6 in Post Hall on the George Washington University, Mount Vernon Campus. Followed by a reception.
The talk will explore the ways in which large scale digitization projects have created new access problems while solving old ones; it will also show some underlying similarities between the physical codex and the digital surrogates that we are now creating for printed books: both are “massively addressable objects,” simply at a different scale. The plays of Shakespeare are only one place where this convergence can be explored; they will serve as a point of departure in this talk.
Dr. Michael Witmore is Director of the Folger Shakespeare Library and author, most recently, of Shakespearean Metaphysics and Landscapes of the Passing Strange: Reflections from Shakespeare (with Rosamond Purcell).
[Editor’s Note: I am planning to attend. –Hardy]