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Summer institute on Digital Technologies in Theatre and Performance Studies

Tuesday, February 13, 2018   (0 Comments)
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ATHE's Electronic Technology Committee (ETC) is pleased to share the following opportunity with the membership!

We are excited to announce that the National Endowment of the Humanities is offering a summer institute on Digital Technologies in Theatre and Performance Studies this summer. Please share this information with anyone you think might be interested. We hope to assemble a diverse and dynamic group of participants representing a variety of disciplines and levels of professional experience from advanced graduate students to senior faculty.

The institute is free of charge to all accepted participants, and the NEH will provide a stipend of $2,100 to cover travel and living expenses. It will be held on the campus of the University of Georgia in Athens, GA from June 17 to 29. The application deadline is March 1, 2018.

The institute is for college and university faculty who would like 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. The program assumes no prior expertise in digital media. Through presentations and hands-on workshops, the institute’s participants will gain valuable techniques and experience in how best to integrate digital methods and tools in teaching theatre studies and performance practice.

The project directors, Dr. David Saltz (University of Georgia) and Dr. Sarah Bay-Cheng (Bowdoin College), are leaders in the field of digital performance; they recently co-authored the book Performance and Media: Taxonomies for a Changing Field (University of Michigan Press, 2015). They will be joined by a faculty of twelve that includes many of the country’s leading experts on digital performance and scholarship.

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. Participants will leave the institute with specific exercises, lesson plans, and references to support continued development in their classrooms and their home institutions.

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). For information and to apply visit If you have any questions, feel free to contact David Saltz at


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