REED London: Humanistic Roots, Humanistic Futures at MLA 2017

This is the transcript of a paper I gave as part of the “Digital Scholarship in Action: Research” panel at CSRS (Canadian Society for Renaissance Studies) in Philadelphia on January 6, 2017. The attendant PowerPoint is stored and indexed on the MLA Commons Open Repository Exchange, and is available here: https://hcommons.org/deposits/item/hc:14373/ “REED London: Humanistic Roots, Humanistic Futures” In November of this past year the executive board of the Records of Early English Drama approved my proposal to develop…

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Asking Better Questions

The other night I had one of those eureka! moments that bring me joy and make me crazy. But mostly bring me joy. As some of you know I’ve been trying to sort out how to track Queen’s Men touring practices in the 1580s by teasing information out of the Records of Early English Drama dataset and looking at it on maps. I had some early success – 1583 record scraps offered what looks like…

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