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Symposium on Shakespeare and Education in the Digital Age

Shakespeare in Education SymposiumThis free to attend symposium on 25 June 2014 is organised by students of the University of York and the Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham.

The event will be held from 10am to 5pm at the University of Birmingham’s main campus in Edgbaston, bringing together both new and expert researchers at an emerging hub of scholarship in Shakespeare and education. Visiting speakers will discuss topics at the forefront of the field, ranging from using digital Shakespeare resources to active teaching approaches.

Speakers include: Dr. Sarah Olive, University of York & Chair of the BSA education committee; Dr. Erin Sullivan, Shakespeare Institute; Dr. Catherine Alexander, Shakespeare Institute; Anthony Banks, Associate Director at National Theatre Learning; and co-organisers Laura Nicklin, University of York, and Thea Buckley, Shakespeare Institute.

This student-led symposium aims to build on the knowledge base of current approaches to teaching Shakespeare by situating it in the latest scholarly conversation. These include the Worlds Together Conference on Shakespeare in education, 2012, London, UK, and the Folger Shakespeare Library educational workshops, 2013 and 2014, Shakespeare Association of America (SAA) Conference, St. Louis, USA. The event is funded by BSA Education and the University of Birmingham’s PGR Development Fund, with CLAD support.

For more information please visit the facebook page event:
https://www . facebook . com/events/323301397818066/?fref=ts

There is a limited amount of £10 travel bursaries for students. Those interested may apply by email no later than 20 June, briefly outlining their need for a bursary in 50 words or less; successful applicants will be notified.

If you wish to attend please e-mail Laura Nicklin and Thea Buckley, at with your name and affiliation, or click ‘attending’ on the Facebook event.

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