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TRRC – Alan Galey (University of Toronto) “Upgrading the Renaissance Computer: Knowledge Technologies between the Archive and the Book”

February 2, 2011 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Alan Galey is Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto, where he also teaches in the collaborative program in Book History and Print Culture. His research focuses on intersections between textual scholarship and digital technologies, especially in the context of theories of the archive and the history of scholarly editing. He has published on these topics in journals such as Shakespeare Quarterly, Literary and Linguistic Computing, Early Modern Literary Studies, College Literature, and Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen, and co-edited special issues of Shakespeare: the Journal of the British Shakespeare Association (“Reinventing Digital Shakespeare,” with Ray Siemens) and TEXT Technology (“Digital Humanities and the Networked Citizen,” with Patrick Finn), and is currently co-editing a volume of essays titled Shakespeare, the Bible, and the History of the Material Book: Contested Scriptures (with Travis DeCook, forthcoming from Routledge). He has presented conference papers linking textual scholarship, book history, and digital technology at gatherings of the Modern Language Association, the Society for Textual Scholarship, the Shakespeare Association of America, the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations, the Society for Digital Humanities/Société pour l’étude des médias interactifs, the Renaissance Society of America, the International Congress on Medieval Studies, the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing, and the University of Edinburgh’s Centre for the History of the Book (Material Cultures 2010). He has also given invited lectures at the University of Toronto, the University of Victoria Digital Humanities Summer Institute, Texas A&M University, Northwestern University, Loyola University, Yale University, and the Folger Shakespeare Library. He is a member of the Textual Studies team of the Implementing New Knowledge Environments Project (, supported by a Major Collaborative Research Initiative grant from SSHRC. He currently holds a Standard Research Grant from SSHRC for a project titled Archive and Interface in Digital Textual Studies: From Cultural History to Critical Design, which combines a book project on preservation and loss in Shakespeare’s textual history with the design of an open-source, component-based code library for visualizing archival information (based on his interface design for the MLA’s Electronic New Variorum Shakespeare).

This is a lecture sponsored by the Toronto Renaissance and Reformation Colloquium (TRRC) and the Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies (CRRS).


February 2, 2011
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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