Event—Center for Renaissance Studies

The Digital Afterlife of Ephemeral Print: Research and Pedagogy with French Pamphlets at the Newberry

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Jean Maria Coloni, Prognostication merveilevse, pour l'annee 1576. Rouen: M. le Megissier, 1576. (Case F 39 .326 1576c)


This workshop will explore how digitization transformed the potential uses for the Newberry Library's collection of 38,000 early modern French pamphlets by focusing on the Early Modern French Pamphlets Digital Initiative, a digital resource for research and pedagogy. Participants will learn about the creation of this resource and its potential uses for digital research, undergraduate instruction, and public-facing academic work. Through discussions, presentations, and hands-on work with pamphlets, we will consider the implications of materiality in digitization and explore how the digital humanities can be used to bring early modern history to new audiences. Knowledge of French is not required.

Learn more about the instructors: Elisa J. Jones and Sara K. Barker.

Application Instructions

This workshop is free and open to all, but space is limited. Priority will be given to qualified applicants from CRS Consortium institutions. Consortium members may also be eligible to receive a CRS Consortium Grant to cover the costs of attending the workshop.

The application deadline is Wednesday, November 1, 2023 at 11:59:59 pm Central Time.

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