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Scholarly Editions and Translations 2016

August 16, 2016 | By NEH Staff

Borderlines: Foundation for Academic Studies, Incorporated
Project Director: Dr. Igor V. Nemirovsky
Brighton, MA
Contemporary Ukrainian Literature in English Translation
Preparation for publication in print and open access digital format of two volumes of contemporary Ukrainian poetry, fiction, and essays, edited and translated into English. (12 months)

Buffalo Bill Memorial Association
Project Director: Ms. Mary  Robinson
Cody, WY
From Prairie to Palace: Buffalo Bill's Wild West in Europe
Preparation for publication of materials related to the tours of Spain and Italy by Buffalo Bill's Wild West show in 1887-1906. (36 months)

Columbia University
Project Director: Prof. Pamela H. Smith
New York, NY
Craft Techniques and Knowledge Systems in a 16th-Century Artist's Manuscript: An Open-Access Critical Edition and Translation
Preparation of an online open-access critical edition and translation of a 16th-century manuscript of an artist's recipes for painting and metalworking techniques and observations on scientific processes.  (36 months)

George Mason University
Project Director: Dr. Garry  Sparks
Fairfax, VA
The Theologia Indorum: A Critical Translation of Friar Domingo de Vico's Theology for and of the Maya, Volume I
Preparation of a critical edition and English translation of the 16th-century Theologia Indorum (Theology of the Indians) composed in Maya, the first work of Christian theology written in an indigenous American language. (36 months)

Indiana University, Bloomington
Project Director: Prof. Sumie A. Jones
Bloomington, IN
Completion of an Anthology in English of Early Edo-period Japanese Literature, 1600-1750
Preparation for publication of the final volume (1600-1750) of a three-volume anthology of Japanese urban literature (1600-1920), with translation into English. (36 months)

James Madison University
Project Director: Dr. Mark  Rankin
Harrisonburg, VA
The Independent Works of William Tyndale
Preparation of five critical editions of the prose works of influential English Reformation thinker William Tyndale (c.1495-1536), to be disseminated in printed and online open access digital formats. (36 months)

Metropolitan State University of Denver
Project Director: Dr. James David Reid
Denver, CO
The Question Concerning the Thing: A Pivotal Chapter in the Philosophy of Martin Heidegger
Preparation of an English translation of the course lectures Die Frage nach dem Ding (The Question Concerning the Thing) by German philosopher Martin Heidegger (1889-1976). (15 months)

New York University
Project Director: Dr. Robert D. McChesney
New York, NY
A History of Modern Afghanistan II: Fayz Muhammad "Katib" Hazarah's Afghan Geneology and Memoir of the Revolution
Preparation for publication of translations of an Afghan historian's account of the rise to power and rule of Habib Allah Kalakani (a rebel who seized Afghanistan's throne in 1929) and of the historian's description of the different tribes and groups who lived in Afghanistan. (24 months)

Purdue University
Project Director: Dr. Daniel Warren Smith
West Lafayette, IN
Translation of the Seminars of Gilles Deleuze
Preparation and online publication of an English translation of three lecture series by French philosopher Gilles Deleuze (1925-1995). (36 months)

Ramapo College of New Jersey
Project Director: Dr. Cathy Moran Hajo
Mahwah, NJ
Jane Addams Papers
Preparation for digital and print publication of Volume 4 of the papers of social reformer and political activist Jane Addams (1860-1935). (24 months)

University of California, Berkeley
Project Director: Dr. Robert H. Hirst
Berkeley, CA
Mark Twain Project
Preparation for print and digital publication of two volumes of works by Mark Twain, The
Innocents Abroad and San Francisco Writings; Volume 7 of his letters; a comprehensive bibliography of Twain's works; the digital release of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer; and completion of necessary upgrades to the search engine and image database of the Mark Twain Project Online (MTPO). (36 months)

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Project Director: Dr. Craig M. Koslofsky
Urbana, IL
Europe, Africa, and the Caribbean: The Travel Account and Biography of Johann Peter Oettinger, 1682-1696
Preparation for publication of a translation of the manuscript journal of Johann Peter Oettinger, a 17th-century German barber-surgeon, describing his travels in Germany, the Netherlands, the Caribbean, and Africa. (17 months)

University of Maryland, College Park
Project Director: Prof. Leslie S. Rowland
College Park, MD
Freedmen and Southern Society Project
Editorial work on Volume 8, on family and kinship, for the nine-volume series, Freedom: A Documentary History of Emancipation, 1861-1867. (36 months)

University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Project Director: Prof. Emiliano  Ricciardi
Amherst, MA
Tasso in Music Project: Digital Edition of the Settings of Torquato Tasso's Poetry, c. 1570-1640
Preparation of a digital critical edition of over 650 musical settings of the Italian poet Torquato Tasso (1544-1595). (36 months)

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Project Director: Dr. Mark Allan Clague
Ann Arbor, MI
The George and Ira Gershwin Critical Edition
Preparation of a critical edition and performance scores of works by George and Ira Gershwin. (36 months)

University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Project Director: Prof. Kenneth  Price
Lincoln, NE
Unearthing The "Buried Masterpiece" of American Literature: A Digital Variorum of the 1855 Leaves of Grass
Preparation for online publication of 19th-century American author Walt Whitman's first edition of Leaves of Grass, as part of an existing digital archive devoted to Whitman. (36 months)

University of Southern California
Project Director: Dr. David  Albertson
Los Angeles, CA
The Tegernsee Debate on Love and Reason: Mystical Letters and Treatises in Late Medieval Germany
Preparation of a one-volume English translation of fifteenth-century Latin documents written at Tegernsee Monastery, Germany, debating the value of Christian piety and reason in identifying common ground with Judaism and Islam.

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Project Director: Dr. Ernest Frithiof Freeberg
Knoxville, TN
Correspondence of James K. Polk
Preparation for print and digital publication of volume 14 of the correspondence of James K. Polk
(1795-1849), member of Congress, governor of Tennessee, and eleventh president of the United States. (36 months)

Wesleyan University
Project Director: Prof. Katherine Marie Kuenzli
Middletown, CT
Henry van de Velde: Selected Essays, 1889-1914
Preparation of a critical edition and translation of a selection of writings by the Belgian architect and art critic Henry van de Velde. (36 months)

Yale University
Project Director: Dr. Paul Joseph Grant-Costa
New Haven, CT
The New England Indian Papers Series: The Massachusetts Collection, First Contact to 1869
Preparation for digital publication of a scholarly critical edition of primary source materials about Native Americans in Massachusetts from 1649 to 1869. (36 months)