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Sustaining the Digital Humanities: Host Institution Support beyond the Start-up Phase, an Ithaka S+R Report

In 2012, the National Endowment for the Humanities awarded Ithaka S+R a Digital Humanities Implementation Grant to conduct a study investigating to what extent universities and colleges provide for the creation, sustainability, and maintenance of DH output on their campuses.  In June 2014, the final report, Sustaining the Digital Humanities: Host Institution Support beyond the Start-Up Phase and the Sustainability Implementation Toolkit, were published.

Posted: December 16, 2014
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ODH Project Q&A: the XQuery Summer Institute

The following is an interview with Cliff Anderson, the director of the XQuery Summer Institute, which will be hosted at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee from June 9, 2014 - June 20, 2014.  Deadline to apply is this Friday, February 14th.

Posted: February 10, 2014
Steam Locomotive

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Building STEAM: The Buzz from the McBee Hive

Things are getting STEAM-y in the Hive.

Posted: September 8, 2013
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ODH Project Team Q&A: Preserving Cultural Software

The project team for "A Unified Approach to Preserving Cultural Software Objects and Their Development Histories" answers a few questions from ODH staff.

Posted: August 7, 2013
Reprinting networks in 19th-century American newspapers

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ODH Project Director Q&A: Ryan Cordell

In our ongoing series of interviews with recent Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants awardees, this week we spoke with Ryan Cordell, project director of "Uncovering Reprinting Networks in Nineteenth-Century American Newspapers."

Posted: July 29, 2013
Nitrate print of Oscar Micheaux’s "Body and Soul"

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ODH Project Director Q&A: Brian Graney

Brian Graney, project director of the recently funded Digital Humanities Start-Up Grant “Representing Early Black Film Artifacts as Material Evidence in Digital Contexts,” chats with us about this upcoming workshop.

Posted: July 11, 2013
White House Champions of Change Eric Kansa and Will Noel

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NEH Grantees Honored as White House Open Science Champions of Change

NEH grantees Eric Kansa and William Noel will be among 13 scholars and scientists being honored at the White House Open Science Champions of Change event on June 20.

Posted: June 18, 2013
The Boat Builders, Winslow Homer

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Digital Public Library of America Launches

The initial prototype of the public DPLA website launched this afternoon, providing access to over 2.4 million digital books, manuscripts, photographs, maps, and other resources critical to humanities scholarship and learning.

Posted: April 17, 2013

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Eat, Drink, and Be Mummy: Digging into Data Uncovers Surprising Health News

Digging in Data Challenge grant projects develop and explore technologically inventive and computationally creative research methods that drill into massive data sets to arrive at new questions and surprising answers.

Posted: March 10, 2013
Unidentified woman working with scientific equipment.

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The Root of STEM: The Buzz from the McBee Hive

The science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields are --and will be--essential in a world that is increasingly dependent on digital technology for our social interactions, economic livelihood, national security, and grumpy cat memes.  But this is not to say that the STEM fields have nothing to benefit from the humanities or that technological invention and innovation precludes the vital place humanities education and research has in a digital landscape.

Posted: February 21, 2013