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Announcing 6 New Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities (July 2011)

July 27, 2011 | By Brett Bobley

The Office of Digital Humanities is happy to announce six new awards from our Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities program from our February, 2011 deadline. These awards are part of a larger slate of 249 grants announced today by the NEH.

Congratulations to all the awardees for their terrific projects! (And please consider attending one of these institutes once they announce their dates and application materials.)

Brown University -- Providence, RI 
HT-50043, Taking TEI Further: Teaching and Publication 
Julia Flanders, Project Director 
Outright: $249,974 
To support: A series of workshops to be held at Brown University for humanities faculty, related staff, and graduate students to explore advanced uses of digital text encoding for use in humanities scholarship and teaching.

Indiana University, Indianapolis -- Indianapolis, IN 
HT-50049, Spatial Narratives and Deep Maps:  Explorations in Advanced Geo-spatial Technologies and the Spatial Humanities
David Bodenhamer, Project Director 
Outright: $241,513
To support: A two-week institute and follow-up activities for humanities scholars to consider the potential for incorporating geospatial theories, methodologies and technologies into humanities research and teaching, with a particular focus on the history of religion in the United States.

New York University -- New York, NY 
HT-50048, Linked Ancient World Data Institute
Thomas Elliott, Project Director 
Outright: $217,081 
To support: A two-year series of summer seminars, hosted by New York University and Drew University, for humanities scholars, library and museum professionals, and advanced graduate students on the possibilities of the Linked Open Data model for use in humanities scholarship with a particular focus on Ancient Mediterranean and Near East studies.

Tufts University -- Medford, MA
HT-50044, Working with Text in a Digital Age 
Gregory Crane, Project Director 
Outright: $249,727 
To support: A three-week institute with follow-up activities at Tufts University on the use of computational and corpus linguistics methodologies for scholarly research for humanities scholars, library professionals, and graduate students.

University of California, Los Angeles -- Los Angeles, CA
HT-50047, Digital Cultural Mapping: Transformative Scholarship and Teaching in the Geospatial Humanities 

Todd Presner, Project Director 
Outright: $248,184 
To support: A three-week summer institute hosted by the University of California, Los Angeles to explore how geospatial technologies like Geographic Information Systems (GIS) can be used for teaching, learning, and research in the humanities.

University of South Carolina Research Foundation -- Columbia, SC
HT-50046-11, High Performance Computing Collaboratory
Jijun Tang, Project Director
Outright: $249,588
To support: A series of workshops to be held at the University of South Carolina and the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign to consider uses of high-performance computing applications in humanities research and teaching.