Comédie-Française Registers Project
The Comédie-Française Registers Project (CFRP) aims to make accessible the complete registers of the Comédie Française theater troupe (1680-1800), allowing researchers to dig deeply into the practices of 17th and 18th century French theater. Materials include daily records of performances, box office receipts, and expenses. Positioned at the intersection of qualitative and quantitative approaches, the CFRP is a scholarly web resource that facilitates independent and collaborative research in a large archive. Working in a personal or shared online workspace, scholars can choose from an integrated set of search, browse, and data visualization tools to collect and analyze information in the archive, dynamically navigating large amounts of data. Once complete, the CFRP will allow scholars to pose new questions to the data.
Hyperstudio RoleDeveloping tightly integrated data representation, visualization, and collaboration tools. Conceptualizing ways to turn handwritten notes into searchable data. Involving a community of scholars in data capture and analysis. Developing open source components that can be reused in other projects.
HyperStudio Team: Karen Verschooren, Madeleine Clare Elish, Mike Danziger, David Della Costa, Brett Barros, Jamie Folsom, Stephanie Stewart, Gabriella Horvath, Jia Zhang, Jason Lipshin, Undergraduate Students
Project Lead: Jeffrey Ravel, Professor of History at MIT
Kurt Fendt, Principal Research Associate in Comparative Media Studies and Executive Director of MIT's HyperStudio
Bibliothèque-Musée de la Comedie-Française: Agathe Sanjuan
MIT internal funding
Florence Gould Foundation
ANR (Agence Nationale de la Recherche, France), programme "Corpus"
IUF (Institut Universitaire de France)