The April conference in London, “Transforming Information in the early modern world”, was a great success. Audio is available at http://bit.ly/1wakqVW, and two edited volumes are planned by the organizing team.
Several events are planned for the first half of 2014, or may be of interest to network members. Please feel free to get in touch via this site or by e-mailing Randolph Head at UC-Riverside.
1. We are postponing plan for an online workshop in May, 2014 on the diverse material substrates of archival production, organization, and circulation in different regional and historical contexts. However, Filippo de Vivo’s group in London is holding a workshop on a very similar topic in June: see http://www.academia.edu/6358215/2_June_2014_The_materiality_of_the_record_-_A_workshop_on_sources_Un_seminario_sulle_fonti
2. The Sixteenth Century Studies Conference has just released its call for papers for the 2014 conference, taking place in New Orleans in late October. We would like to organize one or more panels if members of this network are interested. Please review the call (at sixteenth century.org) and e-mail Randy Head by March 30, 2014, with proposed paper titles and themes. Please note that neither the GARN nor the SCSC has funds to support attendance, though we will be happy to write letters to campus administrator and others that might help anyone gain funding.
Finally, I want to reiterate the widespread notice about the conference on Transforming Information: Record Keeping in the Early Modern World, organized by Alexandra Walsham, Kate Peters, and Lieseth Corens and sponsored by the British Academy, in London, April 9-10 2014. See http://www.britac.ac.uk/events/2014/Transforming_Information.cfm