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National Endowment for the Humanities: Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities

Deadline: March 14, 2017

The Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities 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 the National Endowment for the Humanities (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.

The projects may be a single opportunity or 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. For example, 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.

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.

Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities may be hosted by colleges, universities, learned societies, centers for advanced study, libraries or other repositories, and cultural or professional organizations. The host site(s) must be appropriate for the project, providing facilities for scholarship and collegial interaction. Projects that will be held more than once and at different locations are permissible.

Possible topics and areas to be addressed might include but are not limited to

  • Applications of the Text Encoding Initiative, electronic editing, and publishing
  • Scholarly communication and publishing
  • e-literature
  • Textual analysis and text mining
  • Immersive and virtual environments in multimedia research, including those for mobile platforms
  • 3-D imaging and modeling technology
  • Digital image and sound analysis
  • Information aesthetics and approaches to visualizations of humanities topics and research
  • Computer gaming and simulations as applied to the humanities
  • High-performance computing or supercomputing and the humanities
  • Advanced geospatial applications

Amount: Awards normally range between $50,000-$250,000.

Eligibility: Any U.S. nonprofit organization with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status is eligible, as are state and local governmental agencies and federally recognized Indian tribal governments.

Link: https://www.neh.gov/grants/odh/institutes-advanced-topics-in-the-digital-humanities

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