Announcing 8 Digital Humanities Implementation Grant Awards (August 2016)

July 27, 2016

The Office of Digital Humanities is happy to announce 8 awards from our Digital Humanities Implementation Grant program from our February 2016 deadline. These awards are part of a larger slate of 290 grants just announced by the NEH.

Congratulations to all the awardees as they get started on their projects!

University of Notre Dame (Notre Dame, IN)
Textual Geographies

Project Director: Matthew Wilkens
Outright: $325,000

To support: The further refinement of the dataset and the development of the user interface for the Textual Geographies project, which allows scholars and students to extract and study spatial references found in collections housed in the HathiTrust Digital Library.

CUNY Research Foundation, Graduate School and University Center (New York, NY)
Learning in the Public Square: An Open Platform for Humanities Education

Project Director: Matthew Gold
Outright: $324,502

To support: Project Description: Implementation of an open-source learning environment, The Commons In A Box OpenLab (CBOX-OL),that will enable sharing and collaboration across humanities courses, events, projects and institutions.

Modern Language Association of America (New York, NY)
Humanities CORE

Project Director: Kathleen Fitzpatrick
Outright: $300,000

To support: Further development of Humanities CORE, a repository framework that allows humanities discipline-based communities to preserve and share products of scholarship and teaching.

WNET (New York, NY)
Revitalizing Mission US

Project Director: Sandra Sheppard
Outright: $325,000

To support: A conversion effort to upgrade "Mission US" from its current Flash-based game engine to a Unity-based engine, with subsequent enhancements to content and engagement including storyboards, player credentials, and increased literacy supports.

Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA)
Six Degrees of Francis Bacon: Reassembling the Early Modern Social Network

Project Director: Christopher Warren
Outright: $325,000

To support: Implementation of a web-based platform to enhance research on the social networks of Great Britain in the early modern era, 1500-1700. The project would also make available open-source software to facilitate development of tools for additional regions and time periods.

Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN)
Revitalizing the Ecclesiastical and Secular Sources for Slave Societies Digital Archive

Project Director: Jane Landers
Outright: $225,000

To support: Project Description: Implementation of robust systems for preserving and accessing a longstanding digital resource on the history of African and Afro-descended people. The project would also conduct outreach to scholarly communities, historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), and the general public to encourage further awareness and use of these collections.

St. Mary's University of San Antonio (San Antonio, TX)
The Jubilees Palimpsest Project: Spectral RTI Technology for the Recovery of Erased Manuscripts from Antiquity

Project Director: Todd Hanneken
Outright: $325,000

To support: Digitization of the Jubilees Palimpsest, a manuscript containing multiple texts relevant to the history of Judaism and early Christianity, using advanced imaging techniques. The project would result in online publication of the manuscript and release of open-source software to support image processing in future work.

University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA)
Neatline - Creates Exhibits That Target Scholarly and Public Humanities Audiences

Project Director: Jeremy Boggs
Outright: $324,554

To support: The update and further enhancement of the Neatline tool that allows users of the Omeka content management system to develop geotemporal representations of online collections.