The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.0703  Tuesday, 16 March 2004

From:           Ray Siemens <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Tuesday, 16 Mar 2004 07:49:35 -0800
Subject:        New Technologies and Renaissance Studies: Sessions at the
2004 Meeting of the RSA

*New Technologies and Renaissance Studies*

Special Sessions at the 2004 Meeting of the Renaissance Society of America
Thursday and Friday, April 1-2, 2004
Grand Hyatt Hotel (42nd Street), New York, NY

For the fourth consecutive year, the RSA program will feature a number
of sessions that document innovative ways in which computing technology
is being incorporated into the scholarly activity of our community.
This year's contributions follow this interest across several key
projects (among them the Internet Shakespeare Editions, the Rulers of
Venice, WorldArts, and the EEBO Text Creation Partnership), through a
number of thematic touchstones (scholarly editing, document encoding,
computer-assisted analysis, and access), and in several emerging areas
of inquiry (active reading, teaching with DVD technology, and beyond).
This year's sessions are outlined below.

We invite you to join us and, also, to be in touch with the organisers
(before April 30, 2004) if you are interested in being involved in similar
sessions at the RSA 2005 meeting, April 7-9 in Cambridge, UK.


- William R. Bowen (U Toronto; Chair of Electronic Media, RSA),
     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
- Raymond G. Siemens (Malaspina U-C), This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

* Thursday, April 01, 2004: Graduate Centre, CUNY, Rm C205

- 8:45-10:15: The Influence of New Technologies on Renaissance Studies
   Chairs: William R. Bowen, Victoria College (U Toronto),
           Ray Siemens (Malaspina U-C)
     This session explores important trends of the past, current, and
     future influence of new technologies on Renaissance studies.  Brief
     presentations by panelists who have carried out exemplary work
     integrating computing with disciplinary practice, will be followed
     by a respondent's comments and panel- and seminar-style discussion.
   Presenters: Richard Cunningham (Acadia U), Ichiro Fujinaga (McGill U),
     David Gants (U New Brunswick), Eileen Gardner (ACLS, Italica Press
     Inc.), Peter Lukehart (National Gallery), Ronald G. Musto (ACLS,
     Italica Press Inc.), and Susan Forscher Weiss (Peabody Institute,
     Johns Hopkins U).

- 10:30-12:00: The Database and the Archive: Rulers of Venice 1300-1524
   Chair & Respondent: Benjamin G. Kohl (Vassar C)
   - Monique E. O'Connell (Stanford U): Administrators of Empire: A
   - Andrea Mozzato (U Venice): Problems and Possibilies of Constructing a
     Research Database: The Venetian Case
   - Claudia Salmini (Archivio di Stato di Venezia): The Evolution of a
     Historical and Research Perspectives

- 1:45-3:15: Literary Text Encoding and Analysis of Italian and English
   Chair: Patrick Finn (St. Mary's C)
   - Sergio Bozzola (U Padova): The Archivio Metrico Italiano (AMI) and the
     Methodological Implications of New Computerized Research on the Study
     of Sixteenth-Century Poetry
   - Barbara Bond (U Victoria): A Moving Target: The Challenge of
     the Shifting Situations of Early Modern Scribal Practice
   - Stephanie F. Thomas (Sheffield Hallam U): Active Reading: Designing
a Tool
     for Analyzing Variants in King Lear

- 3:30-5:00: Applications for Teaching and Research
   Chair: Matthew Steggle (Sheffield Hallam U)
   - Marc S. Geisler (Western Washington U): Appropriating the
'Hollywood' DVD
     Interface for the Classroom
   - Richard Cunningham and Jessica Slights (Acadia U): Renaissance
Studies and
     The Humanities Hypermedia Centre @ Acadia University
   - Winnie Chan (U Virginia): Les Trois Riches Heures de Douglas H.
Gordon: The
     Gordon Collection's Three Books of Hours in a Digital Context

* Friday, April 02, 2004: Graduate Centre, CUNY, Rm C205

- 8:45-10:15: Early Music, Hypertext, and Image
   Chair: Richard Cunningham (Acadia U)
   - Danielle Trudeau (San Jose State U): A Copyright-Cleared Image
Resource for
     Renaissance Studies, worldart.sjsu.edu
   - Susan Forscher Weiss (Peabody Institute) and Ichiro Fujinaga
(McGill U): From
     Manuscript to Printing Press to Computer Chip: Studying Early Music
in Digital
     Format (or into the 21st Century)
   - John Ottenhoff (Alma C): Hypertext, Intertext, Useful Text? Anne
Lock and Psalm
     51: An Experiment in Intertextuality

- 10:30-12:00: Electronic Publication
   Chair: William R. Bowen (U Toronto)
   - Matthew Steggle (Sheffield Hallam U): Early Modern Literary Studies
and the
     Stigma of Print
   - Shawn Jeremy Martin (U Michigan, EEBO-TCP): The Early English Books
Online -
     Text Creation Partnership (EEBOBTCP): A New Model for Private/Public
     Cooperation and an Invaluable Resource for Early Modern Scholarship

- 1:45-3:15: Electronic Editions and Studies I, Shakespeare
   Chair: Raymond G. Siemens (Malaspina U-C)
   - Michael Best (U Victoria): 'Visibly Charactered': Binary objects as
Text in
     the Internet Shakespeare Editions
   - Jonathan Hope (Strathclyde U) and Michael Witmore (Carnegie Mellon U):
     The Very Large Textual Object II: Computing Shakespeare's Genres

- 3:30-5:00: Electronic Editions and Studies II, Shakespeare and Herbert
   Chair: Barbara Bond, University of Victoria
   - Patrick Finn (St. Mary's C): Shakespeare 2.0: or, 'An Editor, A
Theorist and a
     Programmer Walk Into a Bard...'
   - Robert Whalen (Northern Michigan U): Building the Electronic Temple

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