Registration Open for COVE Workshop on 25 July

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Making use of COVE & BRANCH for Teaching and Research” will showcase the use of COVE tools for publication and teaching. Organizers Kenneth Crowell (Auburn), Laura Eidam (Rare Book School), Amy Elliot (U Tampa), and I will show attendees how to make use of COVE’s tools, and we will also have a few early adopters discuss their experience using COVE.

This workshop will be the first in a series of events NAVSA is offering this year in lieu of our previously scheduled meeting in Vancouver (now postponed to 2021 because of the coronavirus). Everyone is welcome to register for this workshop; we can accommodate up to 300 participants. To register, click here by 5 p.m. ET on Thursday, July 23. Registrants should look out for an email reminder the day before the event and Zoom log-in details the day of the event from

Note that NASSR’s Board just recently decided to pursue creation of a sister site dedicated to Romantic content, logically dubbed CORE: The Central Online Romantic Educator, with all content shared between COVE and CORE.  Already now, though, you can use COVE tools for the teaching of any period.  We also have lots of Romantic content ready for addition to course anthologies.

Some of the questions we will address in the workshop include:

How can I teach asynchronously?

How can I help students read better?

How can I get all my course texts for $10?

How can I build annotated timelines and maps?

How can I facilitate student research?

How can I build exhibits with students?

How can I keep track of student activity?

How can I link up courses across the world?

How can I upload my own course texts?

How can I support open-access scholarship?

Tentative Workshop Schedule:

1pm ET—General introduction to COVE with Dino Felluga 1:10pm—Overview of COVE tools with Dino Felluga, Amy Elliot, and Ken Crowell 1:30pm––Networking breakout session 1:35pm—Testimonies from early adopters

·         Joshua King, Baylor U, on  building an exhibition

·         Rebecca Nesvet, U of Wisconsin, Green Bay, on teaching race and disease

·         Laura Rotunno, Penn State U,  on using COVE for all teaching materials

·         Kate Oestreich, Coastal Carolina U,  on teaching a course on neo-Victorianism

·         Mary Grant, Ryerson U, on using the map-builder

·          Catherine Golden, Skidmore, on using the gallery-builder

·         Anne Nagel, U Nebraska, Lincoln, on the gallery- and edition-builder

2:10pm––Networking breakout session

2:15pm—short break

2:20—Q&A with presenters