Announcing 5 New Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities (July 2012)

July 26, 2012

The Office of Digital Humanities is happy to announce five new awards from our Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities program from our March, 2012 deadline. These awards are part of a larger slate of 244 grants announced today by the NEH.  Over the past four years,  almost 600 participants have taken part in one of twenty opportunities that have been offered through this program.

Congratulations to all the awardees for their projects! (And please consider attending one of these institutes once they announce their dates and application materials.)

Arkansas State University, Main Campus-- State University, AR

Humanities Heritage 3D Visualization: Theory and Practice

Project Director: Alyson Gill

Outright: $198,503

To support: A training institute in practical and theoretical approaches to 3D real-time visualization of cultural heritage sites for twenty humanities scholars.

Folger Shakespeare Library-- Washington, DC

Folger Shakespeare Library Summer Institute for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities: "Early Modern Digital Agendas"

Project Director: Owen Williams

Outright: $159,056

To support: A three-week institute, hosted by the Folger Institute, Folger Shakespeare Library, for twenty scholars of early modern English studies to gain both applied and theoretical familiarity with digital research resources and methods.

George Mason University-- Fairfax, VA

Another Week | Another Tool - A Digital Humanities Barnraising

Project Director: Joseph Scheinfeldt

Outright: $230,000

To support: A one week institute for twelve participants on the principles of humanities-centered tool design, development, and implementation, followed by a year of development support and evaluation.

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

Digital Humanities Data Curation

Project Director: Trevor Muñoz

Outright: $248,721

To support: A series of three-day institutes to be held at the University of Maryland, College Park, Brown University, and the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, for 51 participants on approaches to data curation of humanities research materials for librarians, archivists, and humanities scholars.

University of Texas, Austin-- Austin, TX

Institute for High Performance Sound Technologies for Access and Scholarship (HiPSTAS)

Project Director: Tanya Clement

Outright: $235,000.00

To support: A four-day institute at the University of Texas, Austin, with a follow-up workshop for humanities scholars, librarians, archivists, and advanced graduate students on the use of analytical tools to study digital audio collections of spoken word, such as oral histories, poetry, and Native American oral traditions.