Wednesday, July 21, 2010

NEH and the DFG award $1.67 million to international digital humanities projects

National Endowment for the Humanities and the German Research Foundation award $1.67 million to international digital humanities projects

The project of especial interest to me are:
  • Maharishi University of Management Research Institute – Maharishi Vedic City, Iowa
    Sanskrit Lexical Sources: Digital Synthesis and Revision
    Peter Scharf, Project Director
    Outright: $177,872
    To support: An international partnership between the Sanskrit Library (Maharishi University of Management) and the Cologne Digital Sanskrit Lexicon (CDSL) project (Institute of Indology and Tamil Studies, Cologne University) to establish a digital Sanskrit lexical reference work.
  • Tufts University – Medford, Massachusetts
    The Hellespont Project: Integrating Arachne and Perseus
    Gregory Crane, Project Director
    Outright: $174,828
    To support: An international collaboration between Tufts University and the German Archaeological Institute (DAI) to join together the digital holdings of Tufts’ Perseus Digital Library and the DAI’s Arachne into the largest collection of Greco-Roman materials online.
  • Princeton University – Princeton, New Jersey
    The Yemen Manuscript Digitization Initiative
    David Magier, Project Director
    Outright: $209,056
    To support: An international collaboration between Princeton University and the Freie University, Berlin, to preserve three private libraries and create an online resource for their dissemination; the project team will digitize 236 Arabic manuscripts in the fields of Islamic theology and law.

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Monday, July 12, 2010

Digital Institute for Archaeology Visiting Fellowships

The Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies (CAST) and the Department of Anthropology at the University of Arkansas are pleased to announce the Digital Institute for Archaeology. The program, supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, is designed to provide junior scholars in archaeology with the training needed to integrate advanced geospatial technologies into their research and teaching endeavors. Participants will receive semester-long residential fellowships at the University of Arkansas during which time they will enroll in three specialized courses in geospatial technologies and pursue independent research projects with the assistance of CAST faculty, staff and facilities. Fellows will also benefit from colloquia focused on archaeological applications of geospatial technologies, regular meetings to discuss independent projects, and short practicum courses offered by CAST staff and visiting speakers. Following their residence at the University of Arkansas, fellows will be offered a position on one of CAST’s numerous archaeological field projects around the world.

The fellowship includes tuition, housing, and a $3000 stipend for the semester of residence. Scholars will also receive funding to support participation in CAST field projects.

Qualified applicants should be either advanced PhD students or have received a PhD in archaeology or a closely related field within the past five years. Please consult the program website for application information and program details.

Application deadlines: July 31 for Fall 2010, November 12 for Spring 2011.

Questions? Contact program director Dr. Jesse Casana

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