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2013 Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities Guidelines Now Available

November 28, 2012 | By Jennifer Serventi

The guidelines for the sixth round of the Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities (IATDH) program are now available. We’re looking for organizations and institutions interested in leading next year’s crop of institutes. This year's application deadline is March 7, 2013.  Now is the time to begin preparing an application.

Over the last five years, this program has funded, among others, such nationally-recognized institutes as the University of California, Los Angeles’s  Digital Cultural Mapping: Transformative Scholarship and Teaching in the Geospatial Humanities, the University of North Carolina, Charlotte’s Computer Simulations in the Humanities, Tufts University’s Working with Text in a Digital Age, and the University of Virginia’s Institute for Enabling Geospatial Scholarship. Two efforts funded in previous competitions will offer additional rounds of their institute in 2013: Brown University’s Taking TEI Further: Teaching and Publication series of workshops  and New York University’s Linked Ancient World Data Institute (to be hosted at Drew University).  We want you to be part of this illustrious group of institutions.

These NEH grants support national or regional training programs for scholars, humanities professionals, and advanced graduate students to broaden and extend their knowledge of digital humanities. Through these programs, NEH seeks to increase the number of humanities practitioners using digital technology in their research and teaching and to broadly disseminate knowledge about advanced technology tools and methodologies for the humanities. Institutes may be as short as a few days and held at multiple locations or as long as six weeks at a single site—whatever works best for the topic. We’re interested in supporting a variety of different professional development models to meet the needs of the humanities community in research, teaching, and public programming.   

Stay tuned for more information about this year’s upcoming institutes—we have a terrific line-up for you and colleagues.

If you have any questions or wish to discussion your idea for leading an Institute for Advanced Topics opportunity, please contact us at odh@neh.gov . Consider applying!