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Scholarly Editions and Translations 2014

July 29, 2014 | By NEH Staff

American Musicological Society
Project Director: Richard Crawford
Brunswick, ME
Music of the United States of America (MUSA): A National Series of Scholarly Editions
Preparation for publication of volumes 27-30 in the Music of the United States of America series and editorial work on two additional volumes. (36 months)

Bard Graduate Center
Project Director: Aaron Glass
New York, NY
Edition of The Social Organization and the Secret Societies of the Kwakiutl Indians (1897), by Franz Boas with George Hunt
Preparation for publication of an annotated critical edition of "The Social Organization and the Secret Societies of the Kwakiutl Indians" (1897) by anthropologist Franz Boas, one of the first anthropological works based on ethnographic fieldwork. (36 months)

Boston University
Project Director: Walter E. Fluker
Boston, MA
The Howard Thurman Papers Project
Preparation for publication of volumes 5 and 6 of the collected papers of Howard Thurman (1899-1981), American theologian, preacher, and civil rights leader. (36 months)

California State University, Sacramento
Project Director: Nikolaos Lazaridis
Sacramento, CA
Ancient Travelers' Inscriptions from Kharga Oasis, Egypt
Work toward publication of eighty-four inscriptions that were carved between 2000 BC and 400 AD on the surface of sandstone rocks, located along routes connecting the Egyptian western desert to the Nile Valley and North Sudan. (12 months)

University of California, Berkeley
Project Director: Robert H. Hirst
Berkeley, CA
Mark Twain Project
The preparation for simultaneous print and online publication of Volume 3 of the Autobiography of Mark Twain, completion of editorial work on Twain's San Francisco Correspondence and The Innocents Abroad, and the addition of several of the project's print editions to the open access website. (24 months)

College of William and Mary
Project Director: Ronald Hoffman
Williamsburg, VA
The Charles Carroll of Carrollton Papers
Preparation for publication of volumes 4 through 7 of the papers of Charles Carroll (1737-1832), Maryland statesman and signer of the Declaration of Independence. (24 months)

East Carolina University
Project Director: Jeffrey Stephens Johnson
Greenville, NC
The Variorum Edition of the Poetry of John Donne
Work toward completion of the final four volumes of The Variorum Edition of the Poetry of John Donne. (36 months)

George C. Marshall Research Foundation
Project Director: Daniel D. Holt
Lexington, VA
Completion of the Papers of George Catlett Marshall
Preparation for publication of the seventh and final volume of the papers of George C. Marshall (1880-1959), including documents written during his tenure as chairman of the American Battle Monuments Commission (January-October 1949), president of the American Red Cross (September 1949-September 1950) and as Secretary of Defense (September 1950-September 1951). (12 months)

Hofstra University
Project Director: John L. Bryant
Hempstead, NY
The Melville Electronic Library (MEL): A Digital Critical Archive
Continued development of the Melville Electronic Library (MEL), a born digital, open source critical archive, including editing of text and images, annotation of Melville's Civil War poetry, and completion for publication on the website of three major Melville works. (36 months)

Indiana University, Bloomington
Project Director: Douglas R. Parks
Bloomington, IN
Historical Voices of the Plains Earth Lodge Peoples II
Preparation for print and digital publication of fifteen volumes of previously unpublished field notes about four native tribes of the American Great Plains, collected by anthropologists in the 19th and early 20th centuries. (36 months)

Indiana University, Bloomington
Project Director: H. Wayne Storey
Bloomington, IN
The Petrarchive Project: An Online Edition of 366 Poems by Petrarch
Preparation for publication of a digital edition of Francesco Petrarca's Rerum vulgarium fragmenta, a collection of 366 poems in Italian dating from the medieval era; the edition would include manuscript facsimiles, commentary, and full apparatus in English and Italian. (36 months)

University of Illinois at Chicago
Project Director: John Monaghan
Chicago, IL
The Lord Eight Deer Saga
Preparation for publication of the saga of Eight Deer, an 11th century king in southern Mexico. (24 months)

Indiana University, Bloomington
Project Director: Rega Wood
Bloomington, IN
Richard Rufus Project
Preparation for online and print publication of the 13th-century philosopher Richard Rufus's In Aristotelis De Anima, completion of a provisional version of Scriptum in Metaphysicam Aristotelis, and transcription of the Sententia Parisiensis and Sententia Oxoniensis. (36 months)

University of Iowa
Project Director: Amber Brian
Iowa City, IA
Rise of the Chichimeca: Translation of Don Fernando de Alva Ixtlilxochitl's History of Ancient Mexico
Preparation for publication of a translation of "Historia de la nacion chichimeca," a history of pre-Columbian and conquest-era Mexico by Don Fernando de Alva Ixtlilxochitl (ca. 1578-1650). (36 months)

Philip Kelley, Unaffiliated Independent Scholar
The Brownings' Correspondence: Volumes 25-27
Completion of editorial work on volumes 25-27 of the letters of prominent English writers Robert Browning (1812-1889) and Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861). (36 months)

University of Mary Washington
Project Director: Daniel F. Preston
Fredericksburg, VA
The Papers of James Monroe
Preparation for publication of volumes 6 and 7 of the papers of James Monroe (1758-1831), senator, ambassador, Secretary of State, and fifth President of the United States. (36 months)

University of Maryland, College Park
Project Director: Leslie S. Rowland
College Park, MD
Freedmen and Southern Society Project
Preparation for publication of Volume 7, Law and Justice, and editorial work on Volume 8, on family and kinship, for the anticipated nine-volume series, Freedom: A Documentary History of Emancipation, 1861-1867. (24 months)

University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Project Director: Michael Papio
Amherst, MA
Giovanni Boccaccio's De montibus
Preparation for publication of the first critical edition and translation from Latin into English of Giovanni Boccaccio's De montibus (a geographical dictionary dating from the 14th century), disseminated in hard copy with supplementary materials on an open-access website. (36 months)

University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Project Director: Andrew Wade Jewell
Lincoln, NE
The Complete Letters of Willa Cather
Work on the first stage of an online, open access edition of the complete correspondence of American novelist Willa Cather (1873-1947). (36 months)

Pennsylvania State University
Project Director: Michael Kulikowski
University Park, PA
Landmark Ammianus Marcellinus
Work on a critical edition and English translation of the 4th-century Roman historian Ammianus Marcellinus and a companion website that will be freely accessible. (36 months)

University of Virginia
Project Director: Mary B. McKinley
Charlottesville, VA
Marguerite de Navarre's Heptameron: A New Translation and Critical Edition
Preparation for print and e-book publication of a critical edition and translation into English of the Heptameron, a 16th-century French text by Marguerite de Navarre. (24 months)

University of Virginia
Project Director: Holly Shulman
Charlottesville, VA
Dolley Madison Digital Edition: A Born-Digital Documentary Edition of Dolley Payne Todd Madison
Preparation for digital publication of the papers of first lady Dolley Madison (1786-1849), including materials from 1846-1849. (36 months)

Gordon Anthony Wilson, Unaffiliated Independent Scholar
A Critical Edition of Henry of Ghent's Quaestiones Ordinariae (Summa), art. 60-62
Preparation for print and online publication of 13th century philosopher Henry of Ghent's Quaestiones Ordinariae (Summa), articles 60-62. (36 months)

University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Project Director: Michelle Bolduc
Milwaukee, WI
Rendez-vous with Rhetoric: New Translations and Commentary on the Writings of Chaïm Perelman and Lucie Olbrechts-Tyteca
Preparation for publication of twenty-five articles from the New Rhetoric Project of Chaïm Perelman (1916-1984) and Lucie Olbrechts-Tyteca (1926-1994); translated from French to English and annotated, then disseminated in both a print volume and an open access website. (24 months)

Yale University
Project Director: Ellen R. Cohn
New Haven, CT
The Papers of Benjamin Franklin for Volumes 42-46
Preparation for publication of volumes 42-46 of the papers of Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), American statesman, businessman, and inventor. (36 months)