Publications & Presentations

Brent Nelson, 2016. "Curating Object-Oriented Collections Using the TEI," Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative. Issue 6. Online since 28 August 2017, connection on 28 December 2017. URL: http://journals.openedition.org/jtei/1680; DOI: 10.4000/jtei.1680

Brent Nelson, 2015. "The Museum as Knowledge Environment." Scholarly and Research Communication 6.3. 1-15. http://src-online.ca/index.php/src/article/viewFile/225/438

Brent Nelson, 2014. "From Index to Interoperability: The Desideratum of Authority Files in Large-Scale Digital Projects" Scholarly and Research Communication 5.4. 1-13. http://src-online.ca/index.php/src/article/viewFile/192/384

Brent Nelson, 2014. "Investigative Tagging: Modelling the Early Modern Cabinet of Curiosities." Digital Studies / Le champ numérique 4. http://www.digitalstudies.org/ojs/index.php/digital_studies/article/view/257/318

Brent Nelson and Melissa Terras, eds and intro, 2012. Digitizing Medieval and Early Modern Material Culture. New Technologies in Renaissance Studies. Toronto: Iter; Tempe, AZ: Arizona Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies. http://www.itergateway.org.cyber.usask.ca/forthntmrsIII

Brent Nelson, 2008. "Sir Thomas Browne, Edward Brown, and the Culture of Curiosity." In The World Proposed: Essays on Sir Thomas Browne. Eds. Reid Barbour and Claire Preston. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 80-99.

Invited talks:

Brent Nelson, 2018. Donne Society Presidential Address. “Was John Donne Curious?” The John Donne Society 33rd Annual Conference. 27–30 June, University of Lausanne, Switzerland.

Brent Nelson and Tracene Harvey, 2017. “How to Build an Ark in the Digital Age,” a public lecture at Canterbury Christ Church University, Canterbury, England, 27 June.

Brent Nelson, 2013. "Wanted on This Voyage: How to Build a Digital Ark, or Experiments in Ark-iving." University of Victoria. Hosted by the Electronic Textual Cultures Lab, 30 Jan.

Brent Nelson, 2010. Conference keynote address, "Marginal Belief: Space and Taxonomy in the Age of Curiosity." A Measure of Place: Space in Text and Context. 5-7 February, McGill University, Montreal, PQ.

Brent Nelson, 2004. "The Tempest: Shakespeare's Collection of Curiosities." 2 April, Department of English, University of Regina.

Conference presentations:

Brent Nelson, 2019. “The Cabinet of Curiosities and the Open Hand of Rhetoric.” Scientiae: Early Modern Knowledge, Queen's University, Belfast, 12-15 June.

Brent Nelson, 2018. “Curiosity and Meditation of the Natural World in the Occasional Reflections of Robert Boyle.” 24th Annual ACMRS Conference, Reading the Natural World: Perceptions of the Environment and Ecology in the Global Middle Ages and Renaissance. Embassy Suites Hotel, Phoenix-Scottsdale, 8-10 February 2018.

Brent Nelson, 2018. “Curiosities and Profitable Contemplations: Robert Boyle’s Occasional Reflections and the Culture of Curiosity.” Société Canadienne d’Études de la Renaissance/Canadian Society for Renaissance Studies, Congress/Congrès, University of Regina, 26-28 May 2018.

Brent Nelson, 2017. “Translating the Cabinet of Curiosities in Early Modern England Early Modern.” Transformissions: Linguistic, material, and cultural translation in England and France (c. 1470-1660). Université de Montréal, Montréal, Canada, July 5-7, 2017.

Brent Nelson, 2017. “How to Build an Ark in the Digital Age. Historical Source Edition 2.0.” Warsaw, October 6–7, 2017. Presented remotely.

Brent Nelson, 2017. “Early Modern Social Networks: Crowdsourcing the Cabinet of Curiosities.” Canadian Society For Digital Humanities / Société Canadienne Des Humanités Numériques, 29-31 May 2017, Ryerson University.

Brent Nelson, 2016. “The Rationale for the Study of Early Modern Social Networks.” Société Canadienne d’Études de la Renaissance/Canadian Society for Renaissance Studies, Congress/Congrès, University of Calgary, May 28-30 2016.

Brent Nelson, 2016. Roundtable participant, “Digital Networks and Communities--Current Issues and Responses.” Société Canadienne d’Études de la Renaissance/Canadian Society for Renaissance Studies, Congress/Congrès, University of Calgary, May 28-30 2016.

Brent Nelson, 2016. “Dining with Donne: The Growing Menu of the John Donne Society’s Digital Prose, A Report.” Conference of the John Donne Society, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, 18-20 February 2016.

Brent Nelson, 2014. “Curating Collections of Curiosities Using the TEI.” Text Encoding Initiative Conference and Members Meeting 2014. Northwestern University, Chicago, 22-24 October 2014.

Brent Nelson and Jade McDougall, 2014. “Curating Collections of Curiosities Using the TEI.” Text Encoding Initiative Conference and Members Meeting 2014. Northwestern University, Chicago, 22-24 October 2014.

Brent Nelson, 2014. “The Museum as Knowledge Environment.” Research Foundations for Understanding Books and Reading in the Digital Age: Emerging Reading, Writing, and Research Practices. 8 December 2014. Metcalfe Auditorium, State Library of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.

Brent Nelson, 2015. “The Public Humanities: Fostering Partnerships Between Academics and Cultural Heritage Stakeholders.” Paper Session: Sustaining Partnerships to Transform Scholarly Production: An INKE-hosted Partner Gathering. 27 January. Nita Lake Lodge, Whistler, BC, Canada.

Brent Nelson, 2015. “The Early Modern Collection of Curiosities as Model for Multi-Layered Interfaces.” Canadian Society For Digital Humanities / Société Canadienne Des Humanités Numériques, 1-3 June, University of Ottawa.

Robert Imes, 2014. "Hakluyt and Cope, Hakluyt and Thevet: Networks of Concerted Curiosity." Renaissance Society of America Convention, New York, 25-28 March.

Brent Nelson, 2014. "The Cabinet of Curiosities and the Sixteenth-Century Origins of an Early Modern Social Network." Renaissance Society of America Convention, New York, 25-28 March.

Brent Nelson, 2014. "From Index to Interoperability: The Desideratum of Authority Files in Large-scale Editing" at Building Partnerships to Transform Scholarly Publishing, 5-6 February. Whistler, BC, Canada.

Brent Nelson, 2013. "Investigative Tagging: Exploring Ontologies in Early Modern Cabinets of Curiosities "Canadian Society for Digital Humanities / Société canadienne des humanités numériques, Congress 2013, University of Victoria, 3-5 June.

Les cabinets de curiosités, miroirs de l'Europe. Université de Poitierss, 21-22 June 2012. http://emf.fr/7640/les-cabinets-de-curiosites-miroirs-de-leurope/

Brent Nelson, 2012. "The Social Life of Things in the Early Modern Cabinet of Curiosities." Les cabinets de curiosités, miroirs de l'Europe. Poitiers, 21-22 June.

Brent Nelson, 2012. "Collections of Curiosities and Social Networking in the Seventeenth Century." Situating Early Modern Science Networks, University of Saskatchewan, 13-14 April.

Brent Nelson, 2010. "The Digital Ark: From Taxonomy to Ontology in 17th-century Collections of Curiosities." Digital Humanities 2010, 7-10 July, King’s College London.

Brent Nelson, 2010. "The Virtual Ark’: social networks and circulating objects in the culture of curiosity." Circulating Ideas in Seventeenth-Century Europe: Networks, Knowledge, and Forms, 8-10 July, The Royal Society of London.

Brent Nelson, 2009. "The Digital Ark: Rediscovering the Early Modern Database." The Fifty-Fifth Annual Meeting of the Renaissance Society of America, 19-21 March 2009, Los Angeles, CA.

Brent Nelson, 2008. "The Early Modern Database." Annual Conference of the Society for Digital Humanities / Société pour l'étude des médias interactifs, June 2-3, University of British Columbia. Abstract

Brent Nelson, 2005. "Sir Thomas and Edward Browne: Collectors." Four Centuries of Sir Thomas Browne 1605-2005, October 26-28, University of Leiden, Netherlands.

Brent Nelson, 2002. "Shakespeare’s Cabinet of Curiosities." The Mysterious and the Foreign in Early Modern England, ON, October 4 and 5, McMaster University, Hamilton.

Brent Nelson, 1995. "Hydriotaphia and ‘Musæum Clausum’: Sir Thomas Browne and the 17th-Century Vogue for Curiosities." English Renaissance Prose Conference, November, West Lafayette, Indiana

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