Announcing 4 NEH/DFG Bilateral Digital Humanities Program Awards

May 29, 2013

The Office of Digital Humanities is pleased to announce 4 awards from our NEH/DFG Bilateral Digital Humanities Program from our September 2012 deadline.  Each project represents a collaborative effort between at least one partner based in the United States and one partner based in Germany. Congratulations to all the awardees!

Columbia University - New York, NY
HG-5004113, SARIT: Enriching Digital Texts Collections in Indology
Sheldon Pollock, Project Director
Outright: $175,000
To support: Search and Retrieval of Indic Texts (SARIT, a Sanskrit word for "river") proposes to create a corpus of Sanskrit texts focused on three areas: Buddhist philosophy, Vedic hermeneutics, and literary theory. TEI conformant digital editions amounting to more than 10,000 printed pages will be integrated with two existing reference resource databases from the two partner organizations:  Epistemology and Argumentation in South Asia and Tibet (EAST, University of Heidelberg) and Sanskrit Knowledge Systems on the Eve of Colonialism (SKSEC, Columbia University).  

New York University - New York, NY
HG-5005013, Digital Corpus of Literary Papyri
Roger Bagnall, Project Director
Outright: $190,000
To support: This collaboration between the University of Heidelberg and New York University would create a Digital Corpus of Literary Papyri (DCLP), building an infrastructure that initially focuses on Greek and Latin texts but that can accommodate other ancient literatures as well.  

University of California, Los Angeles - Los Angeles, CA
HG-5004613, Ancient Egyptian Architecture Online   Illustrated Standardized Terminology (AEGARON IST)
Willemina Wendrich, Project Director
Outright: $157,170
To support: The development of a controlled vocabulary for ancient Egyptian architecture to be supported by geo referenced, annotated illustrations of architectural details, which will be delivered through the Ancient Egyptian Architecture Online (AEGARON) digital library in collaboration with the German Archaeological Institute.  

University of Nebraska, Board of Regents - Lincoln, NE
HG-5004713, Diachronic Markup and Presentation Practices for Text Editions in Digital Research Environments
Brett Barney, Project Director
Outright: $165,005
To support: Using three case studies  --  the Walt Whitman Archive; an edition of James Joyce's Ulysses; and an edition of J.W. Goethe's Faust --  the proposed project collaboration with the University of Frankfurt will experiment with methods of advanced TEI markup, create methods for detailed scholarly queries currently unavailable, and develop user interfaces to best display the variants exposed through diachronic markup.