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2010 Start-Up Grant Project Directors Meeting: Survey the Future of the Digital Humanities in 46 Quick Bursts

August 31, 2010 | By Brett Bobley

2010 Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants
Project Directors Meeting
September 28, 2010


At
The National Endowment for the Humanities
Old Post Office Pavilion
1100 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20506
    Room M-09 (Ground Floor)

 

Please join us here at NEH headquarters on September 28 for the fourth annual Digital Humanities Start-up Grant Project Directors Meeting.  The meeting is open to the general public and we hope that digital humanities enthusiasts from the Washington, DC area will join us.  Some of the most exciting and cutting-edge projects in the humanities over the past few years had their start in this program.  This is your chance to learn, first-hand, about all the amazing 46 Start-up projects funded during 2010. 
 
During the meeting, each of the project directors will be doing lightning-round presentations about their projects.  So it is your chance to survey the future of the digital humanities in 46 quick bursts.  The projects range across nearly every conceivable discipline in the humanities and also involve a wide range of technologies.  Many also involve cultural institutions like museums, libraries, and archives.
 
We're also happy to say that as a lunchtime keynote speaker, we'll have Bryan Alexander, Director of Research from NITLE, giving a talk called “Thrilling Wonder Stories of Cyberculture.”
 
Admission is free.  You do not need to register in advance.
 
Agenda in Brief:
 
10:30am  Meeting Opens to the Public and the Media
      
10:45am  Welcome from Brett Bobley, Director, Office of Digital Humanities

Opening Remarks from Jim Leach, Chairman, National Endowment for the Humanities
  
11:00 – 12:00pm Project Lightning Round #1
Each Project Director will have two minutes and three PowerPoint slides to quickly introduce their project.  The first 23 projects will present.
  
12:00 – 12:30pm   Lunch Break and Opportunity to Network with Project Directors
Attendees can go downstairs to the food court to purchase lunch and bring it back to room M-09.
 
12:30 – 1:30pm Lunchtime Keynote Address from Bryan Alexander
 
1:30 – 2:30pm   Project Lightning Round #2 
Each Project Director will have two minutes and three PowerPoint slides to quickly introduce their project.  The final 23 projects will present.
 
2:45—3:45pm  Getting the Word Out:  Outreach Strategies for Your Start-Up Project
A roundtable discussion

 
Other Important Links:
 
Detailed version of the agenda [PDF]
List of the 23 projects that will be presenting during round #1 [PDF]
List of the 23 projects that will be presenting during round #2 [PDF]
Directions to the NEH
Press Release about the event

Twitter Hashtag:  #SUG2010

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