Renaissance Knowledge Network (ReKN)

The present iteration of the Renaissance Knowledge Network (ReKN) Website presents the 2020 release of Towards an Integrated Digital Environment for Early Modern Studies, a project report with bibliographies arising from extensive consultations funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation from 2014 to 2016.

Towards an Integrated Digital Environment for Early Modern Studies: A Report of the Renaissance Knowledge Network Group (2017)

Ray Siemens and William R. Bowen, eds.,
with Daniel Powell, Lindsey Seatter, Alyssa Arbuckle, and the ReKN Research Group.
Toronto and Victoria: Iter and ETCL, revised 2020. 860 pp.

The project was based at the Electronic Textual Cultures Lab (U Victoria) in partnership with Iter: Gateway to the Middle Ages and Renaissance, working closely with the Implementing New Knowledge Environments Partnership and, earlier, with the Advanced Research Consortium (Texas A&M).

Individual members of the core consultative group associated with this work include Robert Bjork (Arizona State U), William R Bowen (U Toronto Scarborough), Jason Boyd (Ryerson U), Constance Crompton (U Ottawa), Matthew Davis (North Carolina State U), Laura Estill (St. Francis Xavier U), Liz Grumbach (Arizona State U), Matthew Hiebert (German Historical Institute), Diane Jakacki (Bucknell U), Aodhan Kelly (Open U), Nick Laiacona (Performant Software), Aaron Mauro (Brock U), Brent Nelson (U Saskatchewan), Dot Porter (U Pennsylvania), Michael Poston (Folger Shakespeare Library), Daniel Powell (Legislative Assembly of British Columbia), Ray Siemens (U Victoria), Carl Stahmer (U California Davis), John Thiebault (Richard Stockton C), Jacqueline Wernimont (Dartmouth C), David Wrisley (NYU Abu Dhabi), and others.

For foundational initiatives recommended and shaped by this consultation, please see

For the legacy website – current as of 2017 and no longer maintained – and its annotated field directiories and bibliographies, please follow this link.

For the early history of ReKN, please follow this link.