The Society for the History of Authorship, Reading & Publishing (SHARP) and the Bibliographical Society of America (BSA) are co-sponsoring two roundtables at the upcoming American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS) conference in Cleveland, 4-6 April 2013: “ECCO, EEBO, and Burney as Tools for Bibliography and Book History I and II.
The idea for these sessions originated in earlier EMOB posts, especially Anna’s posting EEBO Interactions and Bibliography: Linking the Past to the Present” and the twenty-two comments her remarks prompted. The full Call for this roundtable can be viewed here. This space offers an opportunity to preview these two sessions and exchange ideas in advance of the sessions. The results of the Digital Humanities Caucus Technology Survey reports that members have found ASECS sessions devoted to these tools particularly useful, so we are hoping that many will not only attend these sessions but will also participate. For those who cannot attend, this forum will enable you to participate virtually, and a follow-up post summarizing the roundtables will enable you to obtain the highlights of the exchange.
The lineup for the two roundtables is as follows:
“EEBO, ECCO, and Burney as Tools for Bibliography and Book History” (SHARP BSA Roundtable) I
Chair: Eleanor F. SHEVLIN (West Chester University)
- 1. Anna BATTIGELLI (SUNY Plattsburgh)
- 2. Kevin Joel BERLAND (Pennsylvania State University)
- 3. Laura RUNGE (University of South Florida)
- 4. Stephen KARIAN (University of Missouri)
“EEBO, ECCO, and Burney as Tools for Bibliography and Book History” (SHARP BSA Roundtable) II
Chair: Anna BATTIGELLI (SUNY Plattsburgh)
- 1. Jacob HEIL (Texas A&M University)
- 2. Eleanor F. SHEVLIN (West Chester University)
- 3. Norbert SCHÜRER (California State University, Long Beach)
- 4. Rivka SWENSON (Virginia Commonwealth University)
Participants will be discussing a wide array of uses for these tools in pursing bibliographical issues and book-history matters. The discussions will address the ways these databases can be employed both for advanced research and for pedagogical purposes.
We invite the participants to provide the general focus of their remarks and attendees to suggest areas that they hope will be addressed.