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Gage’s English-American: from Letter Press to WordPress

Thomas Gage, The English American, London, 1648 (folio Graff 1470)

Friday, April 8, 2022

9:30 am - 4:30 pm CT

Newberry Library

Led by Kristina Bross, Purdue University and Cassander Smith, University of Alabama

This workshop will explore the intersections of literary studies, digital humanities, and methods for sharing materials that are not born digital to a wide audience. To stage the conversation, we will use a 1648 publication by Thomas Gage, The English-American, housed in the Newberry’s collection, as a case study. Because of its interdisciplinary nature, The English-American is an incredible research and teaching tool that broadens conversations about the early Americas and Caribbean, transatlantic slavery, early modern religion, literature, and politics, material culture, foodways, cartography, geography, anthropology, and more.

Learn more about the instructors, Kristina Bross and Cassander Smith.

Cost and Registration Information 

This program is free and open to all, but space is limited and application in advance is required. To apply, complete this online application form. The application deadline is November 10, 2021

Priority will be given to faculty and graduate students from Center for Renaissance Studies consortium institutions. Consortium participants may be eligible to receive CRS Consortium Grants to cover the costs of attending the workshop. Contact your local consortium representative for details.