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Trip to University of Nebraska-Lincoln Research Fair

April 3, 2008 | By Brett Bobley

I just returned from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Research Fair. Altogether, a great trip.  Well, I will note that the trip didn't exactly start off great.  Due to weather, I was stuck in O'Hare airport for nine straight hours (you know you're having a great day when you get to eat McDonalds for both lunch and dinner).  On the positive side, I did get a lot of reading done.

Once I got to UNL, things improved vastly.  I had a great meeting with the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities (CDRH), which is the home for many outstanding digital humanities projects, including the Walt Whitman ArchiveRailroads and the Making of Modern America, the Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, the recent NEH DH Start-up Grant-funded Evince Project, and many others.  My thanks to co-directors Ken Price and Kay Walters for showing me around and giving me a chance to meet with the entire CDRH staff.   After meeting with CDRH, I spoke at the UNL Research Fair.  We had a great turn-out -- around sixty faculty members were in attendance to hear me speak about the NEH and our grant opportunities.  Those in the audience generated many great questions and there was a lot of enthusiasm about the future of digital scholarship