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Announcing 6 NEH/DFG Bilateral Digital Humanities Program Awards

May 25, 2015 | By Jason Rhody

The Office of Digital Humanities is pleased to announce 6 awards from our NEH/DFG Bilateral Digital Humanities Program from our September 2014 deadline.  Each project represents a collaborative effort between at least one partner based in the United States and one partner based in Germany. This was an exceptionally competitive round, as we received nearly double the applications compared to previous years. Congratulations to all the awardees!

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Carnegie Mellon University -- Pittsburgh, PA
HG-229309, LangBank: Digital Infrastructure to Support the Study of Classical Latin and Historical German
Brian MacWhinney, Project Director
Outright: $139,802.00

To support: The development of a joint, annotated corpus and accompanying learning modules for Latin and German prior to 1900 to support research and language learning. The University of Tübingen and Humboldt University of Berlin are jointly requesting 156,000€ from DFG.

 
Rhizome Communications, Inc. -- New York, NY
HG-229308, Tools & Concepts for Safeguarding & Researching Born-Digital Culture
Dragan Espenschied, Project Director
Outright: $164,430.00

To support: The creation of workflows and tools supporting the preservation of born-digital art, using the collections of four different institutions in the US and Germany as their test case. The University of Freiburg is requesting 128,000€ from DFG.

 
University of Maryland, College Park -- College Park, MD
HG-229342, A Digital Synopsis of Mishnah and Tosefta
Hayim Lapin, Project Director
Outright: $151,753.00

To support: Development of a web-based resource that would integrate digital editions of two canonical Jewish texts, the Mishnah and the Tosefta, alongside tools for intertextual comparison and analysis. Freie Universität, Berlin, is requesting 115,383.60€from DFG.


University of the Pacific -- Stockton, CA
HG-229371, KELLIA: Koptische/Coptic Electronic Language and Literature International Alliance
Caroline Schroeder, Project Director
Outright: $192,500.00

To support: The Koptische/Coptic Electronic Language and Literature International Alliance (KELLIA), a partnership among leading Coptic scholars and digital humanities experts in the United States and Germany. The project would document best practices for digital Coptic initiatives and would adapt existing open-source tools for linguistic analysis and collaborative annotation. Georg-August University, Göttingen, is requesting 122,610€ from DFG.

 
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University -- Blacksburg, VA
HG-229283, Tracking the Russian Flu in U.S. and German Medical and Popular Reports, 1889-1893
Edward Ewing, Project Director
Outright: $175,000.00

To support: A collaborative research project to study the spread of the Russian influenza epidemic (1889-1893) through Europe and the United States by using large-scale computational methods on digitized collections of historical medical literature and newspapers. The German partner, Leibniz University, Hannover, is requesting 127,600€ from DFG.

 
Wheaton College -- Norton, MA
HG-229349, Modeling semantically Enriched Digital Edition of Accounts (MEDEA)
Kathryn Tomasek, Project Director
Outright: $59,327.00

To support: A series of meetings by scholars from the United States and Europe to produce test cases to allow for the development of standards for transcription, markup, and analysis of historical accounting records for use in scholarly editions. The University of Regensburg, is requesting 37,435€ from DFG.