With funding from the NEH program Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities, the University of Virginia's Scholars Lab is hosting a three-track Institute for Enabling Geospatial Scholarship in November 2009 and May 2010. This Institute will bring scholars, cultural heritage professionals, and software developers together to support and develop geospatial projects and methods in the humanities. The institutes will support travel and lodging for 40 attendees as well as Institute faculty members. Dedicated funding is available for graduate students as well as faculty attendees.
Round 1 — November 15-18, 2009 — Charlottesville, VA
Track 1: Stewardship
Library, museum, GIS and digital humanities center professionals
Rich geospatial content and open, flexible access in support of humanities scholarship
Track 2: Software
Web developers, designers, systems administrators, and information scientists
Spatially enabling web projects and building service-oriented GIS infrastructure
Round 2 — May 25-28, 2010 — Charlottesville, VA
Track 3: Scholarship
Humanities scholars and advanced graduate students
Space and place in next-generation digital humanities scholarship
For more details and to sign up, see the institute's website.