Sell to Attend Summer Institute on Digital Technologies in Theatre and Performance Studies

Posted on 5/7/2018 12:13:46 AM

Mike Sell, English professor, will be attending the National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute on Digital Technologies in Theatre and Performance Studies, to be held at the University of Georgia, June 17-29.

Invitations to the institute were granted on a competitive basis, with professor Sell being among 21 accepted out of a pool of 75 nationally and internationally recognized scholars and practitioners.

The institute is aimed at college and university faculty eager to integrate digital technologies into their curricula, and who would like to gain a deeper understanding of the technologies and techniques to make this possible. Through presentations and hands-on workshops with some of the country’s leading experts on digital performance and scholarship, the institute’s participants gain valuable techniques and experience in how best to integrate digital methods and tools in teaching theatre studies and performance practice.

The first week focuses on the impact of digital technologies on performance scholarship, and the second, on digital performance practices. Both weeks balance lectures, seminars, and hands-on workshops. The institute was jointly initiated by the leadership of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) and the American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR).

Department of English