The Organizing Committee for the Philadelphia SHARP Conference 2013 is delighted to announce a new conference event: a Digital Projects Showcase, featuring a range of research tools, apps and software, bibliographies or databases, corpora of media or texts, digitization initiatives, remediations, and interactive interfaces, all related in some way to book history or bibliography.
The Showcase will be held between 12:30 and 3:30pm on Saturday, July 20, 2013, with only partial parallel programming, so that conference attendees have ample time to visit and learn from participants in this event. Participants will exhibit their projects in a free-form, interactive session in which other conference attendees will be able to move between participant "booths" to explore and engage with projects of interest to them.
Among them, the projects to be exhibited address all three aspects of SHARP's organizational purview: authorship, reading, and publishing. Several are directly relevant to the conference theme, "Geographies of the Book." More information about projects on display will be available on this page in April 2013.
Come to the DPS to learn about the origins and theoretical underpinnings of a range of projects from a number of different historical periods and geography/ies. Participants will provide demonstrations of their projects, explain project design, talk about tools/software used, and discuss challenges they faced or questions they wish to address in future iterations of their projects. We have made a particular effort to showcase projects whose execution processes can serve as models for further digital or new media research in other fields.
We look forward to your enthusiastic participation as we showcase our changing digital landscape in Philadelphia this July.
The fourteen projects that will be presented at the Digital Projects Showcase are:
|Stanford University, USA;
McGill University, Canada
|The Book History BiblioGraph|
|Belk, Patrick Scott;
Earle, David M.
|University of West Florida, USA||The Pulp Magazines Project|
|Clark, Patricia G.||Westminster College, USA||Reading in 1950s South Africa: Records of the Cape Libraries Extension Association|
|Cordell, Ryan||Northeastern University, USA||Visualizing Antebellum Reprinting Networks|
|Fraas, Mitch||University of Pennsylvania, USA||Expanding the Republic of Letters: India and the Circulation of Ideas in the Late Eighteenth Century|
|Galey, Alan||University of Toronto, Canada||The Borders of the Book: Visualizing Paratexts and Marginalia in Multiple Copies and Editions|
|Providence Public Library, USA; Universiteit van Amsterdam, Netherlands||Atlases of the Rhode Island and Dutch Book Trades|
|Texas A&M University||The Early Modern OCR Project (eMOP)|
|University of Alberta, Canada||Mapping Sheila Watson's Paris: Using a Geo-Location Smartphone App to Retrace Walks
the Canadian Modernist Records in Her Journal
|Mann, Alastair||University of Stirling, Scotland||The Records of the Parliament of Scotland to 1707|
|Ouvry-Vial, Brigitte Marguerite||Université du Maine, France||Mapping Creative Women in the History of Book Publishing: A Contrasting Geography|
|Shep, Sydney; Feltham, Flora; Bryan, Sara||Victoria University of Wellington,
|Mapping Printers' Lives and Letters|
|Shores, Rebecca Pomeroy||UNC - Chapel Hill, USA||Geographical Content, Geographical Context: Mapping the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle(s)|
|Stinson, Timothy||North Carolina State University, USA||ARC and Collex: Federated Resources for the Study of Book History|
|Yanez-Bouza, Nuria||University of Manchester, UK;
University of Vigo, Spain
|The Eighteenth-Century English Grammars Database: A New Resource for
the History of the Book and Linguistic Historiography