Wednesday, September 4, 2013

2013-2014 Events

Happy September! We hope you join us at these events during the Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 semesters. More will be added, so watch this space, subscribe to our email list by emailing Haylie Swenson, and like us on Facebook.

THIS Friday, September 6
Mike Witmore
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 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). 
He is part of the Mellon funded digital research initiative Visualizing English Print, 1470-1800 and maintains a blog on digital approaches to literary studies at Wine Dark Sea.

Free shuttle to Mount Vernon Campus: full information here.
More information on the event available here

Friday, October 25
The Canon Anew
3 PM
Rome Hall 771
801 22nd St NW
Explores new ways of approaching übercanonical literature in a post-canonical age.
Friday, November 15
Contact Ecologies
An all-day symposium with a keynote by Timothy Morton and presentations by Steve Mentz, Kellie Robertson, Bruce Holsinger, and Anne Harris.

AND, stay tuned for more information on these spring events
  • March 27-28: Julian Yates (University of Delaware) will visit. Details to follow
  • A Digital Humanities Institute symposium on "Global Shakespeare" (date TBA)
  • A symposium on "From History to Science in the Early Modern Atlantic World" (date TBA) 

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