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Webinar: Research in the Age of COVID-19

Friday, July 17, 2020  
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New York (July 17, 2020)—As the global public health crisis continues to unfold, it has become increasingly difficult to access research materials. To help our members troubleshoot and strategize best practices, please join the RSA over Zoom for “Research in the Age of COVID-19: Access and Collaboration” on Thursday, July 30 at 12:00 pm EST.

Register here. If you'd like to attend but are not a RSA member, please email us.

In this webinar we will explore the library closures and travel restrictions and how we can address them through digital access and collaboration among scholars. The session will include lightning talks by experts in Renaissance studies digital and special collections research:
  • Richard Freedman,Haverford College and RSA Digital and Electronic Media Chair
  • Earle Havens, Johns Hopkins University
  • Ray Siemens, University of Victoria
  • Andie Silva, York College, CUNY
  • Vanessa Wilkie, The Huntington Library
If you haven’t had a chance to look, please take a moment to view a few practical solutions for how to conduct research during these challenging times in this discussion thread on Humanities Commons. We will use this thread to engage in discussion during the weeks before and after the July 30 webinar. Regardless of whether you can attend the webinar, feel free to create a Humanities Commons login for yourself and jump in to the conversation if you wish. We also plan to record the webinar and make it available to RSA members for viewing later in the summer.
We look forward to seeing you at the webinar on July 30 and on Humanities Commons.

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