Undergraduate Archival Research in Early Modern Studies: Digital Possibilities for Small Colleges and Universities Abstract
Gaywyn Moore, Highland Community College
Brian Harries, Concordia University Wisconsin
While having students work with primary texts in their original format is a key component in the study of early modern culture, archival experiences are often out of reach for faculty to include as part of their classroom experiences in small, primarily undergraduate, institutions. An increasing number of high-quality digital archives are beginning to bridge this gap and make materials available to a broader range of students. Additionally, the kind of collaborative work often prized in Digital Humanities encourages faculty and from different schools to work together on ambitious projects that greatly augment student learning and undergraduate research projects. The authors lay out a potential cooperative effort between two schools, as well as the resources needed for its implementation.