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2012 NEH Digital Humanities Project Directors Meeting – Open to Public

From 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on September 20th during 2012 NEH Office of Digital Humanities Project Directors at the National Endowment for the Humanities, the recent ODH grantees will give the public a sneak preview of 34 ground-breaking projects that apply cutting-edge technology to high quality research in the humanities. Project directors from the Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities, the Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants, and the new Digital Humanities Implementation Grants will be discussing their work.

Posted: August 27, 2012
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Scripto Transcription Tool Now Available

Back in September, ODH profiled Scripto, a “free, open source tool enabling community transcriptions of document and multimedia files” that was funded through a Digital Humanities Start-Up Grant. Today is Scripto’s official launch day...

Posted: July 31, 2012
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Announcing 7 Digital Humanities Implementation Grant Awards (July 2012)

The Office of Digital Humanities is happy to announce 7 awards from our inaugural Digital Humanities Implementation Grant program from our January 2012 deadline. These awards are part of a larger slate of 244 grants just announced by the NEH.

Congratulations to all the awardees for their terrific projects!

Posted: July 26, 2012
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Announcing 5 New Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities (July 2012)

The Office of Digital Humanities is happy to announce five new awards from our Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities program from our March 2012 deadline.

Posted: July 26, 2012
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Grant Opportunity: NEH/DFG Bilateral Digital Humanities Program

The National Endowment for the Humanities continues its cooperation with the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft e.V., DFG) by offering another round of funding for the NEH/DFG Bilateral Digital Humanities Program.

Posted: July 11, 2012
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CLIR Releases Report About Digging into Data Challenge


One Culture: Computationally Intensive Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences

A Report on the Experiences of First Respondents to the Digging Into Data Challenge  

June 12, 2012. Today, at the Joint Conference on Digital Libraries in Washington, DC, the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) released One Culture: Computationally Intensive Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences. This report culminates two years of work by CLIR staff involving extensive interviews and site visits with scholars engaged in international research collaborations involving computational analysis of large data corpora. These scholars were the first recipients of grants through the Digging into Data program, led by the NEH, who partnered with JISC in the UK, SSHRC in Canada, and the NSF to fund the first eight initiatives. The report introduces the eight projects and discusses the importance of these cases as models for the future of research in the academy.  

To read the full report, along with supplementary case studies of each project, please visit the CLIR website.     Posted: June 12, 2012
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Start-Up Grant Program Encouraging Research that Studies Digital Culture


I’m pleased to say that we’ve just posted the new guidelines for our Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants program. The deadline this year is September 25, 2012. Each year, we make small changes to our grant guidelines based on feedback and discussions with the field. This year, in the section where we list the types of things the program funds, we added a new bullet:

  • scholarship that focuses on the history, criticism, and philosophy of digital culture and its impact on society;
Posted: June 8, 2012
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Mapping Texts: Visualizing Historical American Newspapers

The Mapping Texts project, a collaboration between the University of North Texas and Stanford University, recently released two new interactive visualizations that allow users to map language patterns embedded in 230,000 pages of digitized historical newspapers from the late 1820s through the early 2000s.

Posted: May 9, 2012
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ODH in the News

With the announcement of our most recent round of 22 funded Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants projects and the continued accomplishments of many other ODH projects, we have seen a number of news stories in recent weeks featuring ODH grantees.

Posted: May 4, 2012
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Today's Chronicle: "Breaking Down Menus Digitally, Dish by Dish"

In today's Chronicle of Higher Education, there is a terrific profile of NYPL Labs -- the digital innovation arm of the New York Public Library. The article by Jennifer Howard is called "Breaking Down Menus Digitally, Dish by Dish" and discusses some of the innovative and engaging ways that NYPL Labs is helping to develop the library of the future. 

Posted: April 30, 2012