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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
McBee KeySort cards
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Me and Mr. McBee*

Before the “digital revolution” and “desktop computing” and the “internet,” there were McBee KeySort cards.

Posted: January 31, 2013
Index card of first NEH grant.
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Digitizing NEH's Early Grant Records: Our First Grant

We're embarking on this cool new project to digitize all our early grant records between 1965 (when the agency was founded) and 1980 (when we first began using a computer to process grants). I'd like to introduce you to Ann Sneesby-Koch, who is working right here in ODH HQ and helping us on this project. Ann has an MS in Information Science from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and an MA in Classical Studies from the University of Maryland. We're super-pleased to have her on board running this project for us. I've asked Ann to blog periodically on how her work is progressing. When done, you'll be able to search all NEH grants right back to our founding. Let me kick things off with just a bit of background on what we're doing.

Posted: January 23, 2013
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Ithaka Releases NEH-Funded Report: "Supporting the Changing Research Practices of Historians"

Yesterday, Ithaka S&R released a new report, "Supporting the Changing Research Practices of Historians." This report was funded via an NEH Digital Humanities Start-Up Grant, HD-51320-11. As described by Ithaka:

This study, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, uncovers the needs of today’s historians and provides guidance for how research support providers can better serve them. We explore areas such as content discovery, information management, scholarly analysis, collaboration, library use, the writing process, professional interactions, and publication, among others.


Posted: December 11, 2012
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Media Systems Workshop at UC Santa Cruz

A workshop co-sponsored by NSF, NEH, NEA, and Microsoft. How cool is that? (Well, as a funder, I find it really cool.)

Next week, I'll be attending the Media Systems workshop along with ODH's own Jason Rhody. The workshop was organized by Noah Wardrip-Fruin, Michael Mateas, Chaim Gingold and other folks at the Center for Games and Playable Media in collaboration with the Institute for Humanities Research at UCSC.

Posted: August 22, 2012
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Shared Horizons: Data, Biomedicine, and the Digital Humanities

I’m very excited to see the announcement go out today for the April, 2013 symposium “Shared Horizons: Data, Biomedicine, and the Digital Humanities.” This symposium, I hope, will make some truly new and valuable connections between the digital humanities and bioinformatics communities.  I’d like to share a bit of background on how the workshop came about.

Posted: August 4, 2012