RSA Gets Schooled!

Diane Jakacki and Tom Lolis (2nd year Britts) presented on Digital Pedagogy and Early Modern Studies at the Renaissance Society of America conference in Washington DC on March 23. Three sessions, sponsored by the Centre for Renaissance and Reformation Studies and organized by Jakacki, featured nine speakers and a roundtable discussion about bringing digital pedagogy methods and tools to bear in courses related to early modern studies. Jakacki reflected on “Teaching Early Modern Popular Culture with Digital Editions,” analyzing the final project on which her students collaborated in last fall’s ENGL1102 London City Comedy course. Lolis spoke on “Mapping the Shores of Bohemia: Shakespearean Geography in the Digital Classroom,” a paper focusing on student mapping assignments completed for the ENGL1102 #DigitalBard course that he and Jakacki are teaching this spring. Both of them participated in the lively roundtable discussion that completed the series of sessions.

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About Diane Jakacki

Diane Jakacki received her PhD from the University of Waterloo, where she specialized in early modern printed drama, and participated in federally-funded digital humanities research projects. She has published two articles on applying social semiotic methods to early modern theatre history, an edition of Wit and Science, and co-authored an essay on developing digital image annotation tools. She is a software consultant to imageMAT and the Records of Early English Drama. At Georgia Tech she applies digital humanities methods to pedagogical solutions. Jakacki is currently developing researching the Elizabethan clown Richard Tarlton and his touring relationship with the Queen’s Men troupe.
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