Publications & Presentations

Brent Nelson, 2015. "The Museum as Knowledge Environment." Scholarly and Research Communication 6.3. 1-15.

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.

Brent Nelson, 2014. "Investigative Tagging: Modelling the Early Modern Cabinet of Curiosities." Digital Studies / Le champ numérique 4.

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.

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, 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 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.

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.

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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