Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities

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The Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities (IATDH) program supports national or regional (multistate) training programs for scholars, humanities professionals, and advanced graduate students to broaden and extend their knowledge of digital humanities. Through this program NEH seeks to increase the number of humanities scholars and practitioners using digital technology in their research and to broadly disseminate knowledge about advanced technology tools and methodologies relevant to the humanities.

Applicants may apply to create institutes that are a single opportunity or are offered multiple times to different audiences. Institutes may be as short as a few days and held at multiple locations or as long as six weeks at a single site; virtual institutes are also permissible. Training opportunities could be offered before or after regularly occurring scholarly meetings, during the summer months, or during appropriate times of the academic year. The duration of a program should allow for full and thorough treatment of the topic; it should also be appropriate for the intended audience.

These professional development programs may focus on a particular computational method, such as network or spatial analysis. They may also target the needs of a particular humanities discipline or audience.

What's New for 2019

Applicants may now propose institutes that meet virtually rather than in person.

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Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities Guidelines (PDF)

Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities Guidelines (DOC)

Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities Application Package

Budget Resources

Budget Instructions, October 2018 (PDF)

Sample Budget, October 2018 (PDF)

Budget Form, October 2018 (MS Excel)

Program Resources

Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities Frequently Asked Questions, 2019 (PDF)

List of Recently Funded Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities Grants

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Sample Application Narratives

City University of New York, Expanding Communities of Practice

Folger Shakespeare Library, Institute on Early Modern Digital Agendas

George Mason University, Doing Digital History

University of California, Los Angeles, Institute on Teaching in the Geospatial Humanities

University of Maryland, Building an Accessible Future for the Humanities

University of Texas, Institute for High Performance Sound Technologies

Vanderbilt University, Advancing XML-Based Scholarship

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