Seeking submissions for ASECS 2023!

My co-chair and I are still accepting proposals for our ASECS 2023 session on "Performance and Digital Technologies" through the extended deadline of October 24! Check out the session description below; you can submit an abstract using this form. #77. Performance and Digital Technologies Co-Chairs: Mattie Burkert, University of Oregon Cassidy Holahan, University of Pennsylvania … Continue reading Seeking submissions for ASECS 2023!


“Archives, Numbers, Meaning:” A Coda

Cross-posted at In our 2016 essay, “Archives, Numbers, Meaning: The Eighteenth-Century Playbill at Scale,” we presented a quantitative analysis of over 1,400 archival playbills from mid-eighteenth-century London (you can download our data here). Our analysis showed that in this period, the seemingly empty designation “a Play” functioned as a marker of mixed and sometimes … Continue reading “Archives, Numbers, Meaning:” A Coda