Course Details and Schedule

Pip Willcox is a digital editor at BDLSS, Bodleian Libraries. In this presentation she will outline the highly successful Sprint for Shakespeare project, a public engagement and fundraising campaign to digitise and publish Shakespeare’s First Folio online.

See below for course schedule

Key topics
  • Fundraising
  • Social Media
  • Digital Projects
  • Digital Humanities
Course information
Intended audience Anyone with an interest in engaging the public in digital projects
Prior knowledge None
Format Presentation only
Further information Inspired by the research of Emma Smith (Hertford College) into the book’s history, Sprint for Shakespeare was a public engagement and funding campaign. Through print, broadcast, and social media, it promoted engagement with Shakespeare, the First Folio, and current research. It raised £20,000 to conserve, photograph, and publish a high quality digital facsimile online, freely available to anyone with internet access. It continues to promote use and understanding of the First Folio and its place in Shakespeare studies, amongst other activities running workshops for teachers and actors.
Where next? See the Engage site.

Course provider: IT Learning Programme


Frequency: This session is part of the annual Engage series - it may not be repeated.