NEH DH Start-Up Grant Recipients Announced
e history in Digital Humanities, Grants and Awards
The National Endowment for the Humanities has announced the 23 recipients of this year's digital humanities start-up grants. While one cannot generalize from the results of a single set of recipients, it is worth noting that eight of the twenty-three successful proposals had an historical component. The digital approaches varied widely from the creation of a digital studio for the optical and chemical analysis of fifteenth-century books to a game prototype based on the 1936 Negro Motorist Green Book, an advice guide for African Americans traveling in the Jim Crow South. Topic modeling and network mapping were dominant methodologies. Topic modeling approaches included a web-based metadata visualization tool that would be first tested on abolitionist newspapers, and Ted Underwood's literary genre-mapping-over-time project, the subject of an earlier blog entry. Network mapping approaches included mapping the social and professional networks of Renaissance musicians and mapping the reprint networks of nineteenth century American newspapers.
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