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Talking About Tarlton …

2012 March 4

This month feels like Tarlton-mania for me.

I’m preparing to present a paper at the RSA conference in two weeks: “”Didst thou neuer know Tarlton?”: Teaching Early Modern Popular Culture with Digital Editions”. The paper is about last fall’s student edition of Tarlton’s Jests. It’s one of nine papers on New Technologies and Renaissance Studies. We’re organizing three sessions on Digital Pedagogy and Early Modern Studies. The sessions are organized by the Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies. Other presenters: Jason Boyd (Ryerson), Patricia Fumerton (UC Santa Barbara), Tom Lolis (Georgia Tech), Tara Lyons (UMass Dartmouth), Christine McWebb (Waterloo), Eric Nebeker (UC Santa Barbara), Sarah Neville, David Stymeist (Carleton), and Michael Ullyot (Calgary). I’m really looking forward to it.

The student digital edition project will also be presented in poster form as part of Georgia Tech’s Celebrate Teaching Day presentation.

I’m also writing a piece for REED on the Tarlton Project as part of the “Envisioning REED for the Digital Age” collection. The writing process has really made me stop and take stock of what I want the Project to involve and achieve. I’m hoping to convey how reliant the Project is on REED data, and how its development can serve REED’s goal of expanding its influence in early modern studies research based all or in part in an electronic forum.

Last but not least of all, I’ve finally gotten around to procuring the domain name “tarltonproject.org”. I haven’t finished the masking process, but its good to have an independent URL to cite.

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