In July 2013, “Early Modern Digital Agendas” created a forum under the direction of Jonathan Hope, Professor of Literary Linguistics at the University of Strathclyde. It afforded the opportunity for twenty faculty, information staffers, and advanced graduate student participants to historicize, theorize, and critically evaluate current and future digital approaches to early modern literary studies—from Early English Books Online-Text Creation Partnership (EEBO-TCP) to advanced corpus linguistics, semantic searching, and visualization theory—with discussion growing out of, and feeding back into, their own projects (current and envisaged). With the guidance of expert visiting faculty, participants paid attention to the ways new technologies were and are shaping the very nature of early modern research and the means by which scholars interpret texts, teach their students, and present their findings to other scholars.

Details about the Institute's curriculum are available.

Folgerpedia articles produced and resources compiled by EMDA2013 participants

Digital editions of English Renaissance drama

Glossary of digital humanities terms

Digital tools for textual analysis

Bibliography of textual analysis readings

EMDA2013 participant blog posts

The Hors-Texte Tumblr: Tracing the Unpreserved

Digital humanities readings and resources

History of Early English Books Online

Using Early English Books Online

Further Resources

Original promotional website

Video Introduction: A three-minute, “lightning-talk” of the project was made at the ODH Project Directors meeting.

News from EMDA2013 Participants and Faculty

Archive of EMDA2013 Tweets