Digital Research and Scholarship
Digital Research and Scholarship (DRS) serves as a resource for ASTR members interested in the application of digital technologies to the study of theatre and performance. Resources are designed to serve both those scholars active in the field of digital humanities as well as those new to digital methodologies or who may be curious to know what it may afford their own research, scholarship, and teaching. The DRS includes updated resources in digital tools and methods, discussions, and opportunity to showcase current projects by ASTR members.
This group is characterized by three key qualities: 1) dynamism; 2) collaboration; 3) communication. Because new tools and technologies emerge quickly, the field of the so-called digital humanities is a dynamic one. To keep up with these developments, the resources and references here will be updated regularly. To take full advantage of the diversity of the field and the role of digital resources across periods, geographic areas, and various subjects of interest, members of this group are strongly encouraged to assist with this updating and revision process by posting new information, making corrections as existing information changes, and by sharing their work with others in the group.
Occasional blog posts will highlight specific member projects. If you would like your work to be featured in this section, please contact Sarah Bay-Cheng, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please visit other information for this group available in Resources. These include a bibliography of commonly used references and citations, links to digital resources around the web, and a "tool shop," which supplies a list of commonly used digital tools in research, scholarship, and teaching. The Group Pages also include collections on current Member Projects, which are also featured in Blog posts. Members can keep up with the new developments in the field through the blog and our Discussion Forum. Events of note to this group will be posted in the Calendar. The calendar will highlight related events at the annual conference as well as related events throughout the year.
An introduction to the field of digital research and scholarship in theatre and performance studies is also provided in the Digital Resources Guide. This Guide will periodically undergo review, revision, and updating. Members of the group may suggest revisions, updates, corrections, and additions to the Guide. These can either be posted in the forum, as individual blog posts, or by contacting one of the DRS group representatives.
This Member Group was created in 2015 thanks to an anonymous donation to ASTR in support of its development of the organization's resources for members interested in digital methods, research, scholarship, and teaching. The first version of the group site was developed by Sarah Bay-Cheng with research and administrative assistance from Gustave Rogers, MA student in Theatre & Performance at the University at Buffalo. It is still updated, but less frequently maintained.