The Tarlton’s Jests repository is up at Github. You can read about initial plans at the Tarlton Project site.
I spent a few hours yesterday working on the Tarlton Project, testing out some theories about Queen’s Men touring practices and split troupe touring (not sure if that’s actually a phrase, but I like it). I found it extremely cathartic (and a justifiable procrastination technique) to juggle ArcGIS Online, Google spreadsheets, and Wordpress and see what I could accomplish in a short time. As I wrote in the blog post, the observations were absolutely preliminary, but helped as I begin to frame my paper for the October Sixteenth Century Society and Conference.
Have been flying below the radar lately. Have drafted several posts but life kept getting in the way of properly editing them. I have spent some time tweaking the site’s theme (still not happy with it, but I’ve become quite the theme hoarder).
Yesterday morning we ran three panels on digital teaching methods for early modern studies, sponsored by the Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies. Great presentations by Michael Ullyot, Tom Lolis, Sarah Neville, Tara Lyons, Jason Boyd, David Stymeist, Patricia Fumerton, Eric Nebeker, and Christine McWebb. We generated some good discussion and I got to talk about My boy Tarlton. I’ll post more info later, but it was particularly gratifying to hear another speaker in an unrelated session refer to our work (never had that happen before!)
Successfully avoiding marking essays today by:
1) Writing frantically – REED article, ISE proposal, RSA presentation.
2) Applying a new theme to the blog (tired of the dark brown background).
3) Adding a new tagline: “Study as if you were to live forever; live as if you were to die tomorrow.” Ascribed to St. Edmund of Abingdon. Truer words and all that.
4) Updating The Tarlton Project blog with “Talking About Tarlton” post.
5) Squeeing to be included in the March edition of ProfHacker’s Teaching Carnival for the #DigitalBard A Midsummer Night’s Dream module. Thanks to Katy Crowther for the nomination!
And with that, it’s back to grading.