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NEH and DFG Announce 5 New Awards in their Bi-Lateral Digital Humanities Program (July 2011)

July 26, 2011 | By Brett Bobley

The Office of Digital Humanities and the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) are happy to announce five new awards from the DFG/NEH Bi-Lateral Digital Humanities program from our November, 2010 deadline. These awards are part of a larger slate of 249 grants just announced by the NEH.

Congratulations to all the awardees for their terrific projects!

Brown University -- Providence, RI 
HW-50019, A Workshop on Knowledge Organization and Data Modeling in the Humanities 
Julia Flanders, Project Director 
Outright: $38,476 
To support: A workshop to explore the methods that humanities scholars and librarians have been using to model scholarly data, and new directions for research.  The German partner--the University of Würzburg--is requesting €27,951 from DFG.

Center for Jewish History -- New York, NY 
HG-50027, Wissenschaft des Judentums: An International Digital Collection 
Laura Leone, Project Director 
Outright: $103,657 
To support: The digitization of approximately 1,000 volumes to add to the Wissenschaft des Judentums library, which was dispersed and partially destroyed during World War II.  The Senckenberg Library at the University of Frankfurt at Main is requesting $80,716 in funds from DFG.

Indiana University, Bloomington -- Bloomington, IN 
HG-50032, Linking and Populating the Digital Humanities 
Colin Allen, Project Director 
Outright: $172,215 
To support: The development of tools that would allow scholars to link data (using Linked Open Data) between digital humanities collections, using the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy as a test case.  The partner institution, the University of Mannheim, is requesting €126,400 from DFG.

New York University -- New York, NY 
HW-50021, Digital Corpus of Greek and Latin Literary Papyri
Roger Bagnall, Project Director 
Outright: $14,309 
To support: Two workshops toward developing an online resource for a corpus of literary papyri, similar to other resources available for documentary papyri.  The German partner--the University of Heidelberg--is requesting €9,015 from DFG.

University of Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia, PA 
HG-50029, Bilinguals in Late Mesopotamian Scholarship
Steve Tinney, Project Director 
Outright: $181,751 
To support: The development of a catalog and textual editions for a corpus of cuneiform texts from the first millennium BCE.  The German partner, Free University of Berlin, is requesting €117,600 from DFG.