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Division of Public Programs Digital Projects for the Public Awards List - November Council 2021

February 7, 2022

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Discovery

The Ellis Trail to Nicodemus:  Revealing Stories in the Landscape of Black Westward Settlement
Kansas State University 
Manhattan, KS
Award: Outright; $30,000  
Development of an interactive website exploring the settlement of Nicodemus, Kansas, through the route taken by early African American settlers.

Mapping the Legacy of Jazz and Hip-Hop in Queens
Louis Armstrong House Museum
Corona, NY
Award: Outright; $30,000  
Development of a digital project exploring the history of jazz and hip-hop in Queens, New York.

Making Global Jukebox Journeys Mobile: Exploring the Roots of American Music
Association for Cultural Equity
New York, NY
Award: Outright; $30,000  
Development of a mobile-friendly site and new humanities content focused on three musical traditions.

Finding Our Way: Fostering a Sense of Place for Underrepresented Communities
Gonzaga University
Spokane, WA
Award: Outright; $29,329  
Development of a digital platform exploring histories of people who have lived along the Children of the Sun Trail in Spokane, Washington.


Prototyping

Striking Back, Striding Forward
Catticus Corporation
Berkeley, CA
Award: Outright; $100,000  
Development of a prototype of an interactive website on protests and desegregation of Farmville, Virginia, public schools.

The World Made Wondrous: The Dutch Collector’s Cabinet and the Politics of Possession Digital Exhibition Guide
Museum Associates
Los Angeles, CA
Award: Outright; $100,000  
Prototyping of a pilot digital interpretive guide to accompany the temporary exhibition The World Made Wondrous and serve as proof-of-concept for future exhibitions.

The Amendments Project: Rewriting the U.S. Constitution
President and Fellows of Harvard College
Cambridge, MA
Award: Outright; $99,985  
Prototyping of an interpretive website that integrates 200 years of proposals for new amendments to the Constitution.

Postcards from the Siege: Messages from the Besieged City of Leningrad
Blavatnik Archive Foundation
New York, NY
Award: Outright; $100,000  
Creation of a prototype for a curated digital archive of postcards published and mailed during the siege of Leningrad (1941–44).

Shakespeare-VR
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA
Award: Outright; $100,000  
Prototyping of an interactive virtual reality experience to explore Shakespeare’s plays  through the role of a performer.

Production

Supreme Justice: Student Controversies, Debates & Decisions: A Game for Civics and History Classrooms
iCivics, Inc.
Cambridge, MA
Award: Outright; $400,000  
Production of a digital platform exploring the Supreme Court for middle and high school students.

Kofi's Trial: A Digital Graphic History
Historic Hudson Valley
Pocantico Hills, NY
Award: Outright; $399,058  
Production of an interactive graphic history examining the trial of Kofi, the enslaved accused leader of the 1741 New York Conspiracy.

 

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