Research Partner: Jason Boyd
REED Online is a research project that is exploring how to reinvent the traditional scholarly communication model of the Records of Early English Drama (REED), an editorial project currently producing a print research series, as a dynamic digital research platform, where REED-related scholarship, including REED's Patrons and Performances Web Site and Early Modern London Theatres (EMLoT) databases, is modeled in a way that enables it to be used as a base for knowledge-building by online users. In 2012-13, research is focusing on the Fortune Theatre Records Prototype Digital Edition project, which has been awarded a 1-year Andrew R. Mellon Foundation grant of $102,700. Besides Dr Boyd, the project’s team consists of personnel from Records of Early English Drama (REED), the Department of Digital Humanities at King’s College, London, the University of Toronto Libraries, and the UK-based publisher Boydell & Brewer. The grant is funding an essential prototyping stage that will use the records relating to London's Fortune Theatre (one of the most important early performance venues from the forthcoming REED collection Middlesex including Westminster) to develop and explore new protocols, workflows, data formats, and software that will support future work to make REED’s future and past collections accessible online in digital form.