Skip to main content

Grant News

Scholarly Editions and Translations 2013

August 20, 2013 | By NEH Staff

Aquinas Institute for the Study of Sacred Doctrine
Project Director: Beth Mortensen
Lander, WY
Translation of Book IV of Thomas Aquinas’s Commentary on the Sentences of Peter Lombard
Translation into English and annotation of Book IV of the Commentary on the Sentences of Peter Lombard by theologian Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274). (33 months)

Buffalo Bill Historical Center
Project Director: Mary Robinson
Cody, WY
The Papers of William F. Cody: Buffalo Bill's Wild West and the European Frontier
Preparation for publication of materials related to the tours by Buffalo Bill's Wild West show of Great Britain and Germany in 1887-1906. (36 months)

Christopher Newport University
Project Director: Sharon Melissa Rowley
Newport News, VA
An Edition of the Old English Translation of Bede’s Historia Ecclesiastica
Preparation for publication of a critical edition of the Old English translation of Bede's Historia ecclesiastica gentis Anglorum. (24 months)

Columbia University
Project Director: Michael T.Ryan
New York, NY
The Selected Papers of John Jay, First Chief Justice of the United States
Preparation for publication of volumes 4 (1785-1788), 5 (1789-1795), and 6 (1795-1829) of the papers of John Jay (1745-1829), a member of the Continental Congress, first Chief Justice of the United States, and governor of New York. (36 months)

Earlham College
Project Director: Marc Benamou
Richmond, IN
Javanese Sung Poetry in Translation
Preparation for print publication, and development of a database and website, of Javanese gamelan song texts, translated into both Indonesian and English. (36 months)

George Washington University
Project Director: Charlene N. Bickford
Washington, DC
The Documentary History of the First Federal Congress, 1789-1791: Correspondence: Third Session and Addenda (vols. 21 & 22)
Preparation for publication of volumes 21 and 22 of the papers of the first Federal Congress (1789-1791) and closing the project's work. (18 months)

George Washington University
Project Director: Christopher Brick
Washington, DC
The Eleanor Roosevelt Papers Project
Preparation for publication of three volumes (3, 4, and 5) of the papers of first lady Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962). (36 months)

Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Project Director: Adrian Wisnicki
Indiana, PA
Explorer David Livingstone's 1870 Field Diary and Select 1871 Letters: A Multispectral Critical Edition
Preparation for publication of on online critical edition of the 1870 Field Diary and select letters of David Livingstone (1813 - 73), the Scottish writer, abolitionist, missionary and explorer of Africa. (24 months)

Lafayette College
Project Director: Suzanne Westfall
Easton, PA
Records of Early English Drama: Publication of Collections in Monograph and Digital Platforms
Editing and preparation for publication in the Records of Early English Drama of three to four volumes for Civic London to 1558; preparation for electronic publication of the records of the counties of Staffordshire and Salisbury. (24 months)

Loyola College in Maryland
Project Director: Leslie Zarker Morgan
Baltimore, MD
Edition and Translation of Huon d'Auvergne, Pre-Modern Franco-Italian Epic
Preparation for publication of a digital edition and modern English translation of the Franco-Italian epic, Huon d'Auvergne, drawing on three manuscripts and one fragment dating from 1341 to 1441. (36 months).

Massachusetts Historical Society
Project Director: C. James Taylor
Boston, MA
Adams Papers Documentary Editing Project
Preparation for publication of two volumes (18 and 19) of the papers of John Adams (1735-1826), Revolutionary leader and second president of the United States, and two volumes (12 and 13) of his family's correspondence. (36 months)

New York University
Project Director: Robert D. McChesney
New York, NY
The History of Modern Afghanistan (1896-1919): The Translation of Volume Four of Siraj-al-tawarikh (The Lamp of Histories)
Preparation for publication of a translation of the fourth and final volume of a history of modern Afghanistan. (24 months)

Pennsylvania State University, Main Campus
Project Director: Sandra H. Petrulionis
University Park, PA
The Almanacks of Mary Moody Emerson: A Scholarly Digital Edition
Preparation for digital publication of the final thirty-six folders of the Almanacks of Mary Moody Emerson (1774-1863), American scholar and aunt of Ralph Waldo Emerson. (36 months)

Rutgers University
Project Director: Paul B. Israel
New Brunswick, NJ
The Papers of Thomas A. Edison
Preparation for publication of two volumes (completing volume 8 and beginning volume 9) of the papers of inventor Thomas Edison (1847-1931), covering the period 1885-1889. (36 months)

University of Memphis
Project Director: Peter James Brand
Memphis, TN
The Karnak Hypostyle Hall Project
Translation and preparation for print and online publication of inscriptions from the Great Hypostyle Hall in Luxor, Egypt. (36 months)

University of South Carolina
Project Director: Constance B. Schulz
Columbia, SC
The Revolutionary Era Pinckney Statesmen of South Carolina: A Digital Documentary Edition
Preparation for digital publication of the personal and public papers of three South Carolina statesmen: Charles Cotesworth Pinckney (1746-1825), Thomas Pinckney (1750-1828), and Charles Pinckney (1757-1824). (36 months)

University of South Florida
Project Director: Thomas Williams
Tampa, FL
A Translation of the Ethical Writings of John Duns Scotus, Medieval Philosopher and Theologian
Preparation for publication of English translations of John Duns Scotus's (1265/66-1308) writings on ethics. (24 months)

University of Virginia
Project Director: Edward George Lengel
Charlottesville, VA
The Papers of George Washington
Preparation for publication of volumes 17 and 18 of the Presidential series and volumes 19-21 and 23-30 of the Revolutionary War series of the papers of George Washington (1732-1799), Revolutionary War general and first president of the United States, and continued work on a digital edition of Washington's financial papers. (36 months)

University of Virginia
Project Director: John C. A. Stagg
Charlottesville, VA
The Papers of James Madison
Preparation for publication of four volumes (Secretary of State 11, Presidential 8 and 9, Retirement 3) of the papers of James Madison (1751-1836), President, Secretary of State, and drafter of the Constitution. (24 months)

University of Wisconsin
Project Director: John Kaminski
Madison, WI
The Documentary History of the Ratification of the Constitution and the Adoption of the Bill of Rights
Preparation for publication of three volumes of documents concerning the ratification of the United States Constitution in Maryland, South Carolina, and New Hampshire. (36 months)

Vassar College
Project Director: Dorothy Kim
Poughkeepsie, NY
An Archive of Early Middle English
Preparation for electronic publication of two Early Middle English manuscripts (c. 1100 - 1350) and the beginning of work on an electronic edition of a third manuscript. (36 months)

Yale University
Project Director: Paul Joseph Grant-Costa
New Haven, CT
The New England Indian Papers Series: State of Connecticut Collection, 1783-1869
Preparation for online publication of a critical edition of primary source materials about Native Americans in Connecticut from 1783 to 1869. (36 months)