Digital Humanities Symposium on Saturday, March 5th

A Symposium on the Digital Humanities will be held on Saturday, March 5th, in 301 Morgan Hall, on the University of Alabama campus.  Sponsored by the Hudson Strode Program in Renaissance Studies, the University Libraries and the Center for the Book, e-Tech, and the College of Arts and Sciences, this Symposium brings together five scholars from the USA, the UK, and Canada to discuss the practical and theoretical implications of computer technology for research in the humanities.  Following the lectures will be a round table discussion by the lecturers and the Symposium’s auditors.  For more information about our speakers, click on the links below.

The program is as follows:

 9 am: Christie Carson, Royal Holloway, University of London, “Early Modern Theatre (EMLoT) Online: Exploring Multiple Histories.”

10 am: Jennifer Boyle, Coastal Carolina University, “Hacking the New Humanities: The virtual sovereign in Thomas Hobbes and militant video games.”

11 am: Richard Cunningham, Acadia University, “INKE at 1:  The First Year (and a half) of a Major Digital Humanities Initiative.” [INKE = Implementing New Knowledge Environments]


 2 pm: Patricia Fumerton, University of California, Santa Barbara, “Vexed Impressions: Toward a Digital Archive of Broadside Ballad Illustrations.”

 3 pm: Kevin Kee, Brock University, “Fiddling while Rome burns: Why Digital Humanists should be more like Nero.”

 4 pm: Round table discussion.

We will provide coffee, cookies, pastries, and such at 8:30 am, so that we may begin the Symposium promptly at 9 am.  Parking is available on campus; visitors can park without fear of ticketing in any open lot, so long as they park legally.  Probably the closest is the lot behind Ten Hoor, unless you arrive early and can snag a spot behind Rowand-Johnson.

We hope to see you on Saturday the 5th!  Don’t let a little rain stop you!


Sharon O’Dair
Hudson Strode Professor of English
Hudson Strode Program in Renaissance Studies
Department of English
University of Alabama
Tusaloosa, AL 35487-0244