Nov. 16 Deanna Shemek: “Digital Princess: Toward an Open-Access Online Archive of Renaissance Correspondence”

Nov. 16 Deanna Shemek: “Digital Princess: Toward an Open-Access Online Archive of Renaissance Correspondence”

Professor Shemek studies intersections of elite and popular culture in early modern Italy, especially among women. Her current research focuses on early modern letter writing. She is completing an edition of Isabella d’Este’s letters and a book on the broader significance of early modern women’s letters. The talk addresses plans to digitize the manuscript sources for her edition and visualize the social network of a Renaissance princess.

Deanna Shemek is Professor of Literature at UCSC.