Archived OWL Videoconferences

Selected videoconferences on the OWL Network are recorded for later viewing. The most recent recorded videoconferences are at the top of this page. To learn about upcoming OWL Network videoconferences, see the OWL Calendar. If you have questions, comments or suggestions for this page, please contact Daniel Cornwall.

Featured Videoconference:
Alaska in the Time of Shakespeare, August 10, 2016

Click on a month below to see the videoconferences recorded during that month.

Shakespeare Explained: Hamlet,

Presenter: Professor Nina Chordas
Description: Shakespeare Professor Nina Chordas provided background and context about Hamlet, the reading by Theatre in the Rough which took place on August 12, 2016 at the Fr. Andrew P. Kashevaroff State Library, Archives and Museum Building.
Runtime: 57 minutes

Alaska in the Time of Shakespeare,

Presenter: Dr. Rick Knecht
Description: As part of the festivities for the Alaska State Library's special traveling exhibit First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare, on tour from the Folger Shakespeare Library, we heard from Dr. Rick Knecht about some of the artifacts that he and his team have found at the archaeological site in Nunalleq, which dates back to Shakespeare's time around 1600.
Runtime: 1 hour 14 minutes

Who Wrote Shakespeare's First Folio?

Presenter: Jim Hale
Description: Jim Hale discusses the two men who put together the First Folio of Shakespeare's plays in 1623 as a tribute to the memory of their late friend and colleague who had died seven years earlier. They are John Heminges and Henry Condell, and they left us a wonderful preface that tells us a lot about their plans in publishing the First Folio. Jim also talked about the physical production of the book and how, in odd ways, this has sometimes played into our critical understanding of the plays as literary works.
Runtime: 57 minutes

Bed Bugs in the Library,

In a broadcast from the Anchorage Public Library's Innovation Lab, Ken Perry of Pied Piper Pest Control discusses the detection and treatment of bed bugs in a library context.
Runtime: 57 minutes
If you would like copies of handouts, please contact Stacia McGourty at or Ken Perry at


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