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Disembodying the Past to Preserve it

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Published on Oct 30, 2013

Digital Media Strategist Sarah Werner speaks at Digital Preservation 2013 about the mutual concerns of digitizing and preserving cultural heritage.

Speaker Bio: Sarah Werner works at the Folger Shakespeare Library, which holds the world's largest collection of Shakespeare materials and one of the world's largest collections of printed works and manuscripts from the Renaissance. She was the founder and, for 7 years, the director of the Folger's Undergraduate Program, which brought DC-area students into the Library for semester-long seminars on the history of early modern books and emphasized a hands-on exploration of the materiality of texts. She is currently the Library's Digital Media Strategist, a position in which she seeks to connect the Library's rich material resources with digital tools, opening up access to the Library to scholars and the public across the world.

Sarah has written and presented on the connections between early modern books and digital tools, including in her role as the editor and chief writer for The Collation, the Library's research blog. She is also the author of Shakespeare and Feminist Performance (Routledge 2001), the editor of New Directions in Renaissance Drama and Performance Studies (Palgrave 2010), and the textual editor of The Taming of the Shrew for the forthcoming third edition of the Norton Shakespeare. She is currently writing a textbook for studying early books and exploring how digital editions of Shakespeare's plays represent performance.

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