Shakespeare Association of America

Digital Exhibits

At each annual meeting, the SAA hosts an exhibit space for the demonstration of projects that draw on digital resources or that integrate digital technology into scholarship, teaching, or public work on Shakespeare and his contemporaries. Applications to exhibit are reviewed by the members of the SAA’s Digital Strategies Committee, which judges the applications based on merit and then curates an exhibit that demonstrates the range of digital work in the field. The committee considers the strength of each project as well as the balance of the overall exhibition.

Proposing a Digital Project

Eligibility: Proposals are accepted only from members in good standing of the SAA. Past exhibitors are welcome to reapply; priority, however, will be given to first-time exhibitors. Only current SAA members registered for the Annual Meeting are eligible to present the project on site. Undergraduates who have been actively involved in member digital projects can provide assistance to digital exhibitors at the conference.

Guidelines: Projects should be scholar-generated and address aspects of Shakespeare’s era, Shakespeare in performance, Shakespeare in print, and Shakespeare in translation, including work with text analytics, smartphone and tablet apps, digital archives, aids to performance, games and gamification, e-books, and website development. Examples of digital projects exhibited in previous years are archived below. The SAA will supply each exhibit with power, Internet access, and a large video monitor; any additional equipment will be the responsibility of the exhibitor.

Required Information:

  1. The name of the proposed exhibitor(s), with university affiliation as applicable, and e-mail address(es).
  2. The title of the proposed project.
  3. An abstract of the proposed project and the stakes involved (maximum 375 characters, including spaces).
  4. A fuller description of the proposed project (maximum 2,300 characters, including spaces), addressing the following evaluation criteria:
    a) Potential impact of the project on research, teaching, and/or public outreach relating to Shakespeare and early modern studies.
    b) Extent to which the project develops innovative digital tools and/or methods, or uses existing tools and methods in groundbreaking ways.
    c) If the project has been displayed at a prior digital exhibit: ways in which the project has developed since its last exhibit and persuasiveness of the case for why it should be exhibited again.

Optional Information:

  1. The website address of the proposed project (if available).
  2. A link to a YouTube video demonstrating or explaining the proposed project.

Deadline: 1 November 2019.