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THEATER HISTORY

A Conference in Honor of the Philadelphia Playbills Project
Thursday, January 17, 5:30 to 8:00pm
Friday, January 18, 9am to 5pm
Photo of Sarah Bernhardt as Hamlet (Washington, 1939),Furness Theatrical Image Collection, Furness P/Be800.1 S Small Box, Kislak Center

Photo of Sarah Bernhardt as Hamlet (Washington, 1939), Furness Theatrical Image Collection, Furness P/Be800.1 S Small Box, Kislak Center
The challenge of theater and performance history has always been how to reconstruct and understand ephemeral events of a previous age. This conference addresses how scholars, librarians, archivists, and digital humanists take on this challenge in the 21st century as we look back at the materials in our archives that document past performances and look forward to the way new digital approaches can transform the we approach the study of theater history.

Please register to attend here.

We are grateful for the generous support of the National Endowment for the Humanities
for making this conference possible.


Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, sixth floor
3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA
Free and open to the public (please show photo ID at entrance)