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Scholarly Editions and Translations 2015

August 20, 2015 | By NEH Staff

Columbia University
Project Director: Sean MacLeod Quimby
New York, NY
The Selected Papers of John Jay: Publication of Vols. 5 and 6 and Submission to Press of Vol. 7
Preparation for print publication of volumes 5 (1788-1795), 6 (1795-1829), and 7 (personal and family papers) and online publication of volumes 4 and 5 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. (29 months)

Connecticut College
Project Director: Bruce Herbert Kirmmse
New London, CT
Kierkegaard's Journals and Notebooks
Preparation for publication of Volumes 9, 10, and 11 of philosopher Søren Kierkegaard's journals and notebooks, an English-language edition of his unpublished writings. (36 months)

Duke University
Project Director: David R. Sorensen
Durham, NC
The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle
The preparation for print publication of volumes 43, 44, and 45 of the Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle, and publication of volumes 39-41 in an existing online archive. (36 months)

George Mason University
Project Director: Vadim Staklo
Fairfax, VA
Russian/Soviet Perspectives on Islam
Preparation for online publication of translations of approximately 3,000 pages of documents testifying to Soviet and Russian perspectives on Islam. (36 months)

George Washington University
Project Director: Christopher Brick
Washington, DC
Eleanor Roosevelt Papers Project
Preparation for digital publication of volume 3 of the papers of first lady Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962) and creation of a digital edition of her radio and television broadcasts. (36 months)

Illinois Historic Preservation Agency
Project Director: Daniel W. Stowell
Springfield, IL
The Papers of Abraham Lincoln
Preparation for online publication of materials from the pre-congressional career of Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), 16th president of the United States. (36 months)

Indiana University, Indianapolis
Project Director: Martin A. Coleman
Indianapolis, IN
The Works of George Santayana
Preparation for print and digital publication of American philosopher George Santayana's Three Philosophical Poets (Volume 8), Winds of Doctrine (Volume 9), Scepticism and Animal Faith (Volume 8), and to begin work on Realms of Being (Volume 16). (36 months)

Kean University
Project Director: John C. Gruesser
Union, NJ
An Edition of the Novels of African-American Author Sutton Griggs (1872-1933)
Preparation for print and electronic publication of The Hindered Hand: Or, The Reign of the Repressionist by American novelist Sutton Griggs (1872-1933). (15 months)

Lafayette College
Project Director: Suzanne Westfall
Easton, PA
Digital Publication of Records of Early English Drama
Editing and preparation for digital publication of the Records of Early English Drama of Staffordshire and Salisbury collections, with additional editorial preparation of the Berkshire and Yorkshire North Riding collections. (24 months)

Massachusetts Historical Society
Project Director: Sara Martin
Boston, MA
Adams Papers Documentary Editing Project
Preparation for publication of two volumes (19 and 20) of the papers of John Adams (1735-1826), Revolutionary leader and second president of the United States, and two volumes (13 and 14) of his family's correspondence. (36 months)

Minnesota State University, Mankato
Project Director: Gwen Nell Westerman
Mankato, MN
This Is Who We Are: Letters of the Dakota,1838-1878
Translation and creation of a critical edition of letters written by Dakota people living in Minnesota in the mid-nineteenth century. (24 months)

Northern Michigan University
Project Director: Robert Whalen
Marquette, MI
The Complete Works of George Herbert
Preparation of a digital edition of 17th-century poet George Herbert's Complete Works. (36 months)

Pennsylvania State University, Main Campus
Project Director: Sandra W. Spanier
University Park, PA
The Letters of Ernest Hemingway
The preparation for print publication of volumes 3-5 of a projected 17-volume edition of American author Ernest Hemingway's complete letters. (36 months)

Rutgers University, New Brunswick
Project Director: Paul B. Israel
New Brunswick, NJ
The Papers of Thomas A. Edison (Volume 9)
Preparation for publication of two volumes (volumes 9 and 10) of the papers of inventor Thomas Edison (1847-1931), covering the period 1888-1892. (36 months)

Smith College
Project Director: Patricia E. Gonzalez
Northampton, MA
Lydia Cabrera's "The Sacred Language of the Abakua" and its West African Sources
Preparation for an English translation of Cuban writer Lydia Cabrera's (1899-1991) "La Lengua Sagrada de lost Nanigos" (The Sacred Language of the Abakua). (36 months)

Stanford University
Project Director: Clayborne Carson
Stanford, CA
Papers of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Preparation for publication of volumes VIII and IX of the papers of American civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968), covering the years 1962-1964. (36 months)

Stevens Institute of Technology
Project Director: Deborah M. Sinnreich-Levi
Hoboken, NJ
Le Miroir de mariage: An Annotated Edition and Translation of Eustache Deschamps' 14th Century French Marriage Debate Poem
Preparation for publication of an edition and translation of The Mirror of Marriage, a medieval French debate poem by influential courtier Eustache Deschamps (1340-1406). (12 months)

University of Chicago
Project Director: Philip Gossett
Chicago, IL
The Works of Giuseppe Verdi
Preparation for publication of three volumes of the complete works of Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901), with editorial work on nine additional volumes. (36 months)

University of Delaware
Project Directors: Meredith Kennedy Ray and Lynn Lara Westwater
Newark, DE
The Devotional Works of Arcangela Tarabotti (1604-1652)
Preparation for publication of an edition and translation of Convent Paradise (1643) and Lament for the Death of Regina Donati (1650), devotional works written in early-modern Italian by Arcangela Tarabotti (1604-1654). (24 months)

University of New Mexico
Project Director: John A. Taber
Albuquerque, NM
Dharmakirti on Thought and Language: Translation of Pramanavarttika-Svavrtti, the Apoha Section (part 1: PVSV 24,14 - 45, 20)
Translation of a section of the first chapter of the seventh-century Buddhist philosopher Dharmakirti's work, Pramanavarttika (the apoha section, part one). (24 months)

University of Rochester
Project Director: Russell A. Peck
Rochester, NY
Middle English Texts Series (METS)
Preparation for print and web publication of fifteen to seventeen volumes of medieval literary texts, focused on the 13th to 16th centuries. (36 months)

University of South Carolina, Columbia
Project Director: Constance B. Schulz
Columbia, SC
The Revolutionary Era Pinckney Statesmen of South Carolina: A Digital Documentary Edition: Phase 2
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 Tennessee, Knoxville
Project Director: Daniel Feller
Knoxville, TN
The Papers of Andrew Jackson: A Documentary Edition
Preparation for publication of volumes 10, 11, and 12 of the papers of Andrew Jackson (1767-1845), seventh president of the United States. (36 months)

University of Virginia
Project Director: Edward George Lengel
Charlottesville, VA
The Papers of George Washington
Preparation for publication of volumes 20 and 21 of the Presidential series and volumes 25-30 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. (24 months)

University of Virginia
Project Director: John C. A. Stagg
Charlottesville, VA
The Papers of James Madison
Preparation for publication of five volumes (Secretary of State 11, Presidential 9 and 10, Retirement 3 and 4) of the papers of James Madison (1751-1836), president, secretary of state, and drafter of the Constitution. (24 months)

University of Wisconsin, Madison
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 South Carolina, New Hampshire, Vermont, and North Carolina. (36 months)

Yale University
Project Director: Eckart Erich Marcel Frahm
New Haven, CT
Cuneiform Commentaries Project: Editing History's Earliest Hermeneutic Texts, Online and in Print
Preparation for online publication of an edition and translation of 878 extant Mesopotamian cuneiform tablets, together with a print translation of selected commentaries on scientific texts. (36 months)

Yale University
Project Director: Gregory E. Sterling
New Haven, CT
On the Life of Abraham, by Philo of Alexandria: A New Introduction, Translation, and Commentary
Preparation for publication of an English translation and critical commentary on The Life of Abraham, a biographical treatise by Philo of Alexandria (ca. 20 B.C.E.-50 C.E.). (12 months)

Yale University
Project Director: Harry S. Stout
New Haven, CT
Jonathan Edwards Center Online Initiative
Preparation for online publication of the collected papers of Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758), colonial American pastor, author, educator, and theologian. (36 months)