Announcing 3 Institutes for Advanced Topics Awards (July 2013)

July 25, 2013

The Office of Digital Humanities is happy to announce 3 awards for our Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities program from our March 2013 deadline. These awards are part of a larger slate of 173 grants just announced by the NEH.

Congratulations to all the awardees on their exciting projects!

George Mason University -- Fairfax, VA 

HT-50077, Doing Digital History: An Institute for Mid-Career American Historians 

Sharon Leon, Project Director
Sheila Brennan, Project Director

Outright: $215,718

To support: A two-week institute for 25 historians, to be hosted by George Mason University's Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, on advanced theory and application of new media tools for teaching and scholarship.


University of Maryland, College Park -- College Park, MD

HT-50078, Building an Accessible Future for the Humanities

Jennifer Guiliano, Project Director
George Williams, Project Director

Outright: $249,302

To support: A series of four two-day workshops to be held at Northeastern University, Emory University, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and the University of Texas, Austin, on theoretical and practical approaches for making digital humanities scholarship accessible to blind, low-vision, deaf, and hard-of-hearing users.  An online guide of best practices with examples of humanities projects would be produced as a part of these workshops.


Vanderbilt University -- Nashville, TN

HT-50080, XQuery Summer Institute: Advancing XML-Based Scholarship from
Representation to Discovery 

Clifford Anderson, Project Director

Outright: $72,760

To support: This two-week summer institute at Vanderbilt would train 12 participants in the techniques and methodologies of XQuery language, which allows for searching and manipulating texts encoded in XML.