Thursday, September 20, 2012

Conference of the American Society for Theatre Research and Theatre Library Association

The 2012 Annual Conference of the American Society for Theatre Research and Theatre Library Association will be taking place in Nashville, Tennessee, November 1-4, and registration is open now: TLA is sponsoring the following events: TLA Plenary - Saturday, November 3rd, 10:45 AM - 12:30 PM TLA at 75: Collecting the Future by Mediating the Past Theatre Library Association will celebrate its 75th anniversary in 2012. To honor this milestone, we present a Plenary that will investigate and contextualize the role that performance documentation has played within the larger frame of performing arts history over the past 75 years. Franklin J. Hildy, University of Maryland - The Cultural Repository of Preserved Historic Theatres Marti LoMonaco, Fairfield University - Theatre and Public History Jennifer Roberts-Smith, University of Waterloo Kathryn Harvey, University of Guelph Teresa Dobson, University of British Columbia Sandra Gabriele, York University Omar Rodriguez-Arenas, University of Alberta Stan Ruecker, Institute of Design, Illinois Institute of Technology Stéfan Sinclair, McGill University - Is There an Archivist in the Sim?: Literacy as Agency in a Post-Positivist, Mixed-Media, Virtual Theatre Archive TLA Working Session - Friday, November 2nd, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Digital Humanities and the Performing Arts The performing arts have had a long, distinguished tradition of practice, recently enhanced by creative use of emerging technologies. While Digital Humanities is currently a frequently discussed topic, how does this affect libraries, archives, museums, teaching and learning, and new scholarship in the performing arts? Nancy Friedland, Columbia University Doug Reside, New York Public Library Sara Zettervall, University of Minnesota Cecily Marcus, University of Minnesota TLA Tour - Friday, November 2nd, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Hatch Show Print Limited to 25 attendees. For the full conference schedule, visit: