New Technologies and Renaissance Studies

New Technologies in Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Vol. 1

New Technologies and Renaissance Studies

Edited by William R. Bowen (University of Toronto Scarborough ) and Raymond G. Siemens (University of Victoria )
2009 | 330 +viii pp. | 78 ills. | 978-0-86698-369-3 | Cloth 6 x 9 in
MRTS 324 | $65 | £37 |

As Willard McCarty so rightly notes in the opening article to this volume, “wherever one looks, computing seems to be at or near the epicentres of disturbance.” Most certainly, near the forefront of any examination of disciplinary pursuits in the academy today, among the many and very important issues being addressed one will inevitably nd the role of computing and its integration into, and perhaps revolutionizing of, central methodological approaches. Published by Iter and the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, the series New Technologies in Medieval and Renaissance Studies addresses this context from both broad and narrow perspectives, with anticipated discussions rooted in literature, art history, musicology, culture, and more in the medieval and Renaissance periods. Articles in this volume cover such topics as the digital reconstruction and re-presentation of archival materials, the adaptation of text encoding systems to address the concerns of manuscript studies, the pedagogical opportunities presented by the electronic medium, and well beyond.