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Awards for Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities

June 15, 2009 | By Jennifer Serventi

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):

One Week, One Tool: A Digital Humanities Barn Raising

George Mason University -- Fairfax, VA

Tom Scheinfeldt, Project Director

Outright: $249,221

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.

Broadening the Digital Humanities: The Vectors-IML/UC-HRI Summer Institute on Multimodal Scholarship

University of California, Irvine -- Irvine, CA

David Theo Goldberg, Project Director

Outright: $249,895

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.

Network Analysis for the Humanities

University of California, Los Angeles -- Los Angeles, CA

Timothy Tangherlini, Project Director

Outright: $232,737

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.

Humanities Gaming Institute:  Serious Games for Research and Pedagogy

University of South Carolina Research Foundation -- Columbia, SC

Duncan Buell, Project Director

Outright: $232,096

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.

Institute for Enabling Geospatial Scholarship

University of Virginia -- Charlottesville, VA

Bethany Nowviskie, Project Director

Outright: $162,457

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.