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English Professor Katherine Rowe Connects Shakespeare and House of Cards on Podcast

Posted April 24, 2014
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Professor of English and Director of Digital Research and Teaching Katherine Rowe discussed the connections between Shakespeare and Netflix drama House of Cards on a podcast for The Week. In the podcast, Rowe addresses the interactions between Claire and Frank Underwood, points our Shakespeare inspired inside jokes, and discusses Frank’s use of directly address the audience with privileged knowledge.

Bryn Mawr Holds Digital Humanities Workshop in Connection With Project on Cold War-Era Mind Control

Posted March 8, 2013
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Bryn Mawr College is holding a digital humanities workshop on Thursday, March 21 and Friday, March 22, in the Benham Gateway Conference Room. All are invited to attend. The workshop, titled “Traces of Mind Control From Cold War America: Exploring the Challenges of International Digital Humanities Initiatives,” covers the challenges of completing small scale cooperative […]

Philadelphia Inquirer Looks at Shakespeare iPad App Developed by BMC’s Katherine Rowe

Posted May 3, 2012

In this article, The Philadelphia Inquirer takes note of an iPad app that Bryn Mawr Professor of English Katherine Rowe helped develop. This interactive edition of Shakespeare’s The Tempest offers expert annotations, readings by actors, and the ability to share your own notes—or just the text, if you prefer. From the article: “This app is, […]

“To be or not to be?” There’s an App for That…

Posted April 19, 2012

A signature work of the Bard just became more accessible, thanks to a new iPad app developed by Bryn Mawr College Professor Katherine Rowe and University of Notre Dame Associate Professor of English Elliott Visconsi. Designed to bring a worldwide audience together around Shakespeare’s plays, The Tempest for iPad is more than a digital book. […]

Tri-Co Hosts Second Annual Digital Humanities Symposium March 29-30

Posted March 22, 2012

Students from Bryn Mawr, Haverford, and Swathmore Colleges have organized the second-annual “Re: Humanities” symposium, which will take place March 29-30 at Swarthmore College. The “Re: Humanities” symposiums offer a unique outlet for undergraduates from throughout the country to present their original digital-humanities research. “Re: Humanities ’12″ will include a wide array of presentations from […]

Bryn Mawr Chief Information Officer Quoted in Article on New Publishing Platform for Digital Humanities

Posted February 13, 2012

Bryn Mawr Chief Information Officer and Professor of History Elliott Shore is quoted in this Inside Higher Ed article about a new online publishing platform called Anvil Academic. Anvil is a joint project by the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education and the Council for Library and Information Resources. Bryn Mawr is among the […]

English Professor Katherine Rowe Awarded NEH Grant for “Mobile Shakespeare Scripts”

Posted August 5, 2011
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English Professor Katherine Rowe and collaborator Bruce Smith of the University of Southern California have been awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities Grant to develop “Mobile Shakespeare Scripts.” As explained in this New York Times “Arts Beat” blog post, Rowe and Smith will use the $50,000 grant to “develop a portable electronic application: ‘Mobile […]

BMC Professors and Students Featured in New York Times Article on Digital Humanities

Posted March 22, 2011
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Bryn Mawr Professors of English Katherine Rowe and Jane Hedley, as well as students Jennifer Cook ’11 and Jen Rajchel ’11, are quoted in the article “Giving Literature Virtual Life,” which appeared on the front page of the arts section of today’s New York Times. The article leads with details of Rowe’s introductory Shakespeare class, […]

BMC Historian Sharon Ullman to Collaborate on Digital Archive as Part of Mercator Professorship in Germany

Posted December 9, 2010
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Germany’s coveted Mercator Professorship has been awarded to Bryn Mawr Professor of History Sharon Ullman to support a multifaceted scholarly collaboration titled “Traces of Mind Control in American Cold War Culture” next spring and summer. A digital archive collecting and documenting cultural artifacts of the Cold War will be among the outcomes of the project, […]

Bryn Mawr Classical Review Celebrates 20 Years

Posted November 18, 2010

Bryn Mawr Classical Review, the second-oldest electronic journal in the humanities (surpassed by only a few weeks by Postmodern Culture), and one of the oldest open-access electronic journals, celebrates its 20th anniversary on Nov. 28. BMCR was started in 1990 by Bryn Mawr Professor of Greek Richard Hamilton and James J. O’Donnell, then professor of […]

National Undergrad Symposium on Digital Humanities Features Established Leaders, Emerging Scholars

Posted November 4, 2010
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Digital communications technologies have begun to affect the work of scholars in the humanities in ways that are more than skin deep, says Jen Rajchel ’11. For example, one of her professors, Katherine Rowe, recently appeared in a New York Times story after guest-editing a special online edition of the venerable Shakespeare Quarterly that experimented […]

English Chair Katherine Rowe Quoted on Front Page of The New York Times

Posted August 24, 2010
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English Chair Katherine Rowe is extensively quoted in this front-page New York Times article about a growing movement toward a more open peer review process that uses online “crowd-sourcing.” Rowe has guest-edited a special edition of Shakespeare Quarterly, scheduled for publication this fall, that will feature several articles first posted at mediacommonspress. Rowe invited about […]