Sign for NEH Institute 2018The 2018 NEH Institute in Digital Technologies in Theatre and Performance Studies took place on the University of Georgia campus in Athens, Georgia between June 17 and 29. The twenty-five participants included educators from colleges and universities across the United States, from advanced doctoral students to full professors.  Through presentations and hands-on workshops with some of the country’s leading experts on digital performance and scholarship, the participants explored theoretical questions related to digital technologies and their use in performance and humanities scholarship, and developed practical ideas and techniques for integrating these technologies into their own work as teachers, scholars, and artists.

The first week focused on the impact of digital technologies on performance scholarship, and the second, on performance practices. Both weeks balanced lectures, seminars, and hands-on workshops. Participants left the institute with specific exercises, lesson plans, and references to support continued development in their classrooms and their home institutions.

The Institute was live-streamed by HowlRound Theatre Commons and seen online by 1,272 viewers. This website archives the lectures given by the Institute’s faculty along with a sampling of highlights from the seminar discussions.

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), and was funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

workshop

workshop

Digital Humanities workshop

Digital Humanities workshop

Mark Coniglio and Dawn Stoppeillo lecture

Mark Coniglio and Dawn Stoppeillo lecture

John Gibbs motion capture workshop

John Gibbs motion capture workshop

John Gibbs motion capture workshop

John Gibbs motion capture workshop