I'm very happy to say that the NEH has just announced five new awards from our Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities program. These grants support national or regional training programs for scholars and advanced graduate students to broaden and extend their knowledge of digital humanities.
These awards are part of a larger group of 154 awards announced today by the NEH. For a full state-by-state list of all the awards, please see today's press release.
Awards in the Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities program (click on each for more details):
George Mason University -- Fairfax, VA
Tom Scheinfeldt, Project Director
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.
University of California, Irvine -- Irvine, CA
David Theo Goldberg, Project Director
To support: A four-week summer institute to investigate scholarly research methods in the digital age, to include thematic discussion seminars and hands-on workshops in collaboration with technologists.
University of California, Los Angeles -- Los Angeles, CA
Timothy Tangherlini, Project Director
To support: A ten-day workshop and follow-up symposium for humanities faculty members and advanced graduate students on the use of large-scale network analysis for humanities topics and questions.
University of South Carolina Research Foundation -- Columbia, SC
Duncan Buell, Project Director
To support: A three-week institute on the role of immersive, interactive technologies and games within the context of the humanities, with a year of follow-up support for the twenty participants.
University of Virginia -- Charlottesville, VA
Bethany Nowviskie, Project Director
To support: Two institutes, aimed at scholars, librarians, museum officials, and advanced graduate students, to explore how geospatial technologies like Geographic Information Systems (GIS) can be used for teaching, learning, and research in the humanities.