Digital Culture from Below, 1500-1800: A Symposium in Honor of Professor Tim Hitchcock

Friday, May 20th, 2022

Time: 8:45AM-5:30PM
Location: Digital Arts & Humanities Commons (DAHC), Music 1410
Zoom Link:

Our apologies; footage of the introduction and first few minutes of Keynote 1 are not available.

Keynote 1 (Ben Jackson): 0:00:00
Panel: 1:29:55
Lightning Round: 3:09:50
Keynote 2 (Tim Hitchcock): 4:08:05

For the full symposium schedule, please see below!


8:45-9:15AM Coffee & Pastries

9:15AM Welcome: Patricia Fumerton, EMC Director

9:30-10:45AM Keynote: Ben Jackson (University of Sussex), “Virtual Reality Puppet Shows of Old Bailey Trials: A Case Study of a Component in a Macroscope”

Introduction: Jeremy Douglass

10:45-11:00AM Break

11:00AM-12:30PM Panel: Religion, Race, & Gender in the Digital Archive

Moderator: Kristen McCants Forbes

Henry Coburn, “Numinous Spaces”

Shaun Nowicki, “’It must be told‘: Fabulative Historiography and the Archive in M. NourbeSe Philip’s Zong!

Jessica Dubrovner, “Feminist-Centered Neo-Pagan Religion and the Influence of Witchcraft in Archives”

12:30-1:45PM Lunch (Catered by South Coast Deli)

1:45-2:30PM Lightning Round: Women’s Work in the Digital Archive

Moderator: E. Cook

Olivia Henderson, “Mapping Mary Wroth’s Urania

Alia Amaya, Title Forthcoming

Ladann Kiassat, “Women and Pre-Industrial Medicine in England 1500 to 1750”

2:30-2:45PM Break

2:45-4:00PM Keynote: Tim Hitchcock (University of Sussex), “Hearing Voices and Writing Lives: Reconstructing Eighteenth-Century London”

Introduction: Alan Liu

4:00-4:30PM Open Discussion: Reflections on Digital Culture from Below

4:30-5:30PM Wine & Cheese Reception

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Many thanks to the EMC’s sponsors for their kind and generous support for this event: UCSB English Department, Early Modern Center, History Department, Graduate Center for Literary Research, HFA, and Academic Senate.