Exhibitors in Los Angeles, 2018 

The Kit Marlowe Project

Kristen Abbott Bennett (Stonehill College)

The Kit Marlowe Project offers a “Mini-Archive” of digitally transcribed and encoded early modern works that are intertextually related to those attributed to Marlowe, a curated collection of Marlowe’s works, web exhibits exploring Marlowe’s life and times, an encyclopedia, and bibliographies featuring both general resources and conspiracy theories about his death.  Since 2017, all site content has been generated by Stonehill College undergraduates.

Machine Learning Image Association Tool (Arch-V): English Broadside Ballad Archive

Patricia Fumerton (University of California, Santa Barbara)
Carl Stahmer (University of California, Davis)

MIT Global Shakespeares: A New Interface

Alexa Alice Joubin (George Washington University)
Cristiane Busato Smith (Arizona State University)

The MIT Global Shakespeares Video & Performance Open-Access Archive is a collaborative project providing free online access to performances of Shakespeare from many parts of the world as well as peer-reviewed essays and vetted metadata. In 2018 we will release a new user interface that supports the creation of clips and streamlining of aggregated searches. Additionally, we will demo new educational modules and share pedagogical tips at the SAA.

The Records of Early English Drama: Launching REED Online and the Globe for Early Modern London Theatres

John Charles Estabillo (University of Toronto)

As the Records of Early English Drama (REED) looks towards the launch of cross-collection searching for its digital collections in April 2018, Early Modern London Theatres (EMLoT) is releasing its survey of pre-1642 source transcriptions pertaining to the Globe theatre. Through records of the Globe’s construction, ownership contexts before and after the fire of 1613, and noted performances by the King’s Men, users experience the special place of the Globe in the history of early modern drama.

Remixing the Humanities: A Podcast

Devori Kimbro (University of Tennessee at Chattanooga)
Geoff Way (Washburn University)
Michael Noschka (Paradise Valley Community College)

Remixing the Humanities is a podcast discussing the state of the humanities and higher education. We’re interested in making strong connections between research and teaching, and what it means to be a teacher today. Episodes have addressed topics such as the state of the humanities and Shakespeare and relevance. Our live #bardcast will be from 10:30-11 am, 11:30 am-12:00 pm, and 12:30-1 pm in the Digital Exhibit. Join the conversation and tweet us @humanitiesremix with the hashtag #bardcast.

Six Degrees of Francis Bacon

Daniel Allen Shore (Georgetown University)

Six Degrees of Francis Bacon is a digital reconstruction of the early modern British social network that people from all over the world can collaboratively expand and revise.  It harnesses digitized texts, natural language processing, network inference methods, and distributed historical expertise to create the broadest, most accessible source of who knew whom in early modern Britain.

Social Media as Tools for Teaching Close Reading

Jonathan Burton (Whittier College)

This project models ways in which Shakespeare professors can harness simple digital tools to encourage lateral learning and deeper, more nuanced close readings by students. Sequenced modules involving Twitter, Storify and VideoAnt help students viewing a filmed performance or adaptation of a play to consider a range of readings for single moments before making connections between scenes and measuring the consequent development of characters and themes.

Visualizing Used Books

Whitney Trettien (University of Pennsylvania)

Early modern studies has seen a surge of interest in unique manuscripts (recipe books, miscellanies) and “used books” – books cut, Grangerized, annotated, or otherwise manipulated by readers. How can digital methods help us better analyze these objects comparatively? This project is 1) devising a data model for visualizing the structure of material texts and 2) building a simple interface for touring their unique features. Our goal is to design web-based tools for telling nuanced, non-reductive “data stories” about how readers of all types have engaged with literary culture.