RSA-TCP Article Prize in Digital Renaissance Research

Screen Shot 2012-03-02 at 9.39.19 AMThe Renaissance Society of America and the Text Creation Partnership (TCP) are jointly offering a prize that seeks to recognize and encourage the scholarly use of the vast range and depth of Renaissance materials made available by digitization.  The purpose of the prize is to recognize and reward original research that makes substantial and significant use of digitized archives of Renaissance print and manuscript source materials, and which engages thoughtfully with these resources.

To be eligible, the article must be written in English by a current member of the RSA and deal with a topic within the chronological period 1300-1700. Articles dealing with Renaissance history, any of the vernacular literatures or Latin, art, music, philosophy, and other disciplines recognized by RSA are eligible.  The article must present an original interpretation of an aspect of Renaissance culture; the article must not be primarily archival, bibliographic, or pedagogical in nature.

The prize is sponsored by the TCP, a cooperative association of scores of academic libraries — MPublishing at the University of Michigan, and commercial publishers. TCP is the leading producer of digital, text-searchable editions of early printed manuscripts. TCP’s primary objective is to produce standardized, digitally-encoded editions of early print books. The chief sources of the TCP’s digital images are databases that include Proquest’s Early English Books Online (EEBO), Gale’s Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO), and Readex’s Evans Early American Imprints. Through the TCP, commercial publishers and over 150 different libraries have come together to fund the conversion of these cultural heritage materials into enduring, digitally dynamic editions. 

Application Deadline: NOVEMBER 15,  2013

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