Friday, March 24th, 2017 at the University of Glasgow

On Friday, March 24th, 2017, the Early English Drama & Performance Network (EED&PN) hosted its second annual postgraduate and early career symposium, which was organized by Tamara Haddad (University of Kent) and Francisca Stangel (University of Kent). The day comprised of a series of talks and workshops that covered topics specifically aimed at postgraduate and early-career researchers in medieval and early modern drama. The morning panel consisted of Anthony Mandal (Cardiff University, Jekyll 2.0 Project) and Kate Johnson (University of Bradford, Fragmented Heritage Project) who spoke about their work connected with the AHRC Digital Transformations theme. Thereafter we learned how text-mining and topic modelling can be applied to Early English Drama in a hands-on workshop led by Michael Falk (University of Kent). After lunch we took part in a workshop aptly named Performance as Research: Doing Good Things with Bad Plays, led by Elisabeth Dutton (University of Fribourg and EDOX) and Olivia Robinson (University of Fribourg). The penultimate session of the day was given by Sarah Carpenter (University of Edinburgh), John McGavin (University of Southampton), and Eila Williamson (University of Glasgow and REEL), who spoke about their work on the Records of Early Drama: Scotland Project. The day concluded with an open space workshop where speakers and delegates were able to continue to discuss the day’s topics and to raise any further issues relevant to the field and its future directions.


A copy of the programme can be found here.



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