Call for Papers – RSA: Renaissance Studies and New Technologies Sessions

Renaissance Studies and New Technologies (RSA 2014, 27-29 March; New York, NY)

Since 2001, the Renaissance Society of America (RSA) annual meetings have featured panels on new technologies for scholarly research, publishing, and teaching. At the 2014 meeting in New York, we will offer panels on recent research (with 20-minute papers, followed by questions) and workshops on emerging ideas and methodologies (with 10-minute introductions, followed by hands-on demonstrations). Your proposal should include a title, a 150-word abstract, and a one-paragraph CV. We welcome proposals from individuals and teams for papers, panels, or workshops in the following areas:


  1. New forms of publication, including social, hybrid, and dynamic editions; from the perspective of authors, editors, and publishers
  2. Training the next generation of digital humanists, for the alt-ac and/or tenure tracks
  3. Scholarship in the public sphere: crowdsourcing, collaboration and resource development; gathering expertise and feedback through social/web 2.0 channels
  4. Digital pedagogy: issues specific to early modern materials/archives; course and assignment designs; collaborating with students (graduate and undergraduate)


  1. Big data and early modern scholarship
  2. Text analysis and early modern language
  3. Data visualizations and/or GIS
  4. Other research, with a focus on results as well as processes

** Through the support of Iter, we are pleased to be able to offer travel subventions on a competitive basis to graduate student presenters. Those wishing to be considered for a subvention should indicate this in their abstract submission.

** Please submit proposals before Wednesday 11 June 2013 via EasyChair:

NB: All participants must be members of the RSA by August 2013 or they cannot be included in the program.

William R. Bowen, University of Toronto Scarborough
Laura Estill, Texas A&M
Diane Jakacki, Bucknell University
Ray Siemens, University of Victoria
Michael Ullyot, University of Calgary

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