Professor Joseph Black, director of graduate studies in the department of English, will discuss “The Sidneys and Their Books” on Thursday, April 3 at 4:30 p.m. at the Renaissance Center, 650 East Pleasant St.
Black has research and teaching interests in Renaissance non-dramatic literature and in the “history of the book” across all periods. His work in digital humanities includes the online database Private Libraries of Renaissance England, a project of the Folger Shakespeare Library, and an online database in progress of archival and other materials related to the “Martin Marprelate” controversy (1588-89). He is also interested in ways of incorporating work with digital humanities in undergraduate and graduate classes, and in the role that work in digital humanities can play in tenure, promotion and faculty assessment.
Refreshments and conversation follow the informal lecture, which is free and open to the public.