Undergraduate Research Opportunity on Early Modern Drama and the Digital Humanities

The Folger Institute has a unique opportunity in early modern drama and the digital humanities for undergraduates to explore plays NOT written by Shakespeare.

Opening the Digital Anthology of Early Modern English Drama: Skills, Tools, and Texts

Undergraduate workshop, June 26 – 30, 2017

We invite applications from rising juniors and seniors for an undergraduate workshop hosted by the Digital Anthology of Early Modern English Drama. Students will have the chance to acquire digital humanities experience, research perspectives, and editorial skills while engaging with the drama of Shakespeare’s contemporaries. Participants will craft their own projects in small teams under the guidance and mentorship of visiting faculty. They will explore early modern play texts from a variety of angles, which may include, but are not limited to:

Performance: Staging early modern drama

Book history: Playing companies, playwrights, and publishers

Corpus analysis: Genres, topics, and computational approaches

Linguistics: stylometrics and word histories

Editing early modern plays: preparing a scholarly edition

Experience with digital humanities tools and techniques is not required, and all majors are encouraged to apply. This workshop is open to American undergraduates, preferably rising juniors and seniors. A stipend and housing is provided.

Application deadline: 1 March 2017

Further information here:

http://folgerpedia.folger.edu/Opening_the_Digital_Anthology

Use the OpenLab for your research!

We hope that faculty and students will collaborate on their research here on the OpenLab. It’s a great place for collaborating while conducting research, and for sharing the research results as they are available. Throughout the semester, there are opportunities for faculty and staff to learn about using the OpenLab, and additional events for students to learn about using the OpenLab. Check out the posters below for more information.

***Faculty and Staff workshops start tomorrow, Wednesday, February 6th at 1:30pm!***

Image: OpenLab workshop flyer

***Student Events start tomorrow, Wednesday, February 6th! at 11:30am***

Image: OpenLab flyer