Early Modern Digital Agendas was a three-week summer institute hosted by the Folger Institute at the Folger Shakespeare Library in July 2013. Jonathan Hope, Professor of Literary Linguistics at the University of Strathclyde, directed a survey of the most current resources and methods in digital research.
Early modernists have at hand a robust set of digital tools with period-specific challenges and limitations. Early Modern Digital Agendas created a forum in which participants could historicize, theorize, and critically evaluate current and future digital tools and approaches in early modern studies, with discussion growing out of, and feeding back into, their own projects (current and potential). Throughout the institute, attention was paid to the ways new technologies are shaping the very nature of early modern research and the means by which scholars teach their students and present their findings to other scholars.