2012年3月のODHのDHスタートアップグラント

2012年3月21日に、The National Endowment for the Humanitiesのグラントが発表された。そのうち、Office of Digital Humanitiesのスタートアップグラントが以下の22件のプロジェクトに授与される。

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum Foundation — Springfield, IL

HD-51556, Is That You, Mr. Lincoln?: Applying Authorship Attribution to the Early Political Writings of Abraham Lincoln 

Daniel Stowell, Project Director

Patrick Juola, Co-Project Director

Outright: $50,000 

To support: The application of several automated authorship attribution tests to determine if Abraham Lincoln may have written anonymous or pseudonymous newspaper articles early in his political career.

Bard College — Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 

HD-51565, The Distributed Text: An Annotated Digital Edition of Franz Boas’ Pioneering Ethnography  

Aaron Glass, Project Director 

Outright: $50,000 

To support: Early-stage development of a digital edition of Franz Boas’ The Social Organization and the Secret Societies of the Kwakiutl Indians, which will be annotated extensively by joining distributed collections from archival and museum collections.

CUNY Research Foundation, College of Staten Island — Staten Island, NY 

HD-51543, A prototype of a syntactically annotated corpus of Appalachian English 

Christina Tortora, Project Director 

Outright: $44,169 

To support: The continued development of a database of syntactically annotated Appalachian English that aligns speech files to text transcriptions.

Long Island University — Brookville, NY 

HD-51531, The Pathways to Freedom Digital Narrative Project 

Deborah Mutnick, Project Director 

Outright: $25,000 

To support: The planning and alpha-level prototyping of a web and mobile-based resource that would facilitate public access to digital content on the African-American Civil Rights Movement created by collaborative, interdisciplinary teams of undergraduate students.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology — Cambridge, MA 

HD-51509, Annotation Studio:  multimedia text annotation for students 

James Paradis, Project Director 

Outright: $49,979 

To support: The development of an open-source, web-based annotation tool to assist students in interpreting literary texts and other humanities sources.

Michigan State University — East Lansing, MI 

HD-51561, Building an Open-Source Archive for Born-Digital Dissertations 

Liza Potts, Project Director 

Outright: $25,000 

To support: A three-day workshop to explore relevant issues and identify requirements for the development of an archive for the preservation of dissertations that incorporate interactive or dynamic digital media.

National Hispanic Cultural Center — Albuquerque, NM 

HD-51506, Digital Dialectic: Forging New Paths of Inquiry in the Humanities 

Shelle Sanchez, Project Director 

Outright: $49,472 

To support: The development of software and related curricula to allow for the in-depth examination and analysis of visual humanities content within both immersive digital dome and web-based environments. The project will useas a model Mundos de Mestizaje, a contemporary fresco that highlights Hispanic history and cultural dialog.

New School — New York, NY 

HD-51513, Digital Video Navigation and Archival Content Management Tools for Non-linear Oral History Narratives 

Peter Asaro, Project Director 

Outright: $49,986 

To support: This project builds on advances in HTML 5 to allow non-linear, hypertextual connections within audio and video archives of humanities materials, with the Oral History of Robotics archive serving as a test case.

New York Public Library — New York, NY 

HD-51618, NYC Chronology of Place, a Linked Open Data Gazetteer 

Matthew Knutzen, Project Director 

Outright: $50,000 

To support: The development of a gazetteer for New York City — a digital dictionary of place names which will allow scholars, students, teachers, and the public to find and connect historic information about the city from the NYPL collection.

North Georgia College — Dahlonega, GA 

HD-51539, Encouraging digital scholarly publishing in the Humanities 

Bonnie Robinson, Project Director 

Outright: $24,923 

To support: A workshop for directors of university presses and experts in publishing and peer review working toward developing a sustainable model to increase both institutional and technical support for publishing born-digital, book-length scholarly monographs in humanities topics, especially for small university presses.

SUNY Research Foundation, Buffalo — Amherst, NY 

HD-51570, Tesserae: A Search Engine for Allusion 

Neil Coffee, Project Director 

Outright: $49,835 

To support: The early stage development of a computational tool to detect and analyze literary allusions, with an initial focus on Latin and ancient Greek.

Tufts University — Medford, MA 

HD-51548, Digital Humanities in the Classroom: Bridging the Gap between Teaching and Research 

Marie-Claire Beaulieu, Project Director 

Outright: $50,000 

To support: The early-stage development of a collaborative transcription, translation, and editing platform for Latin and ancient Greek texts. With this project, undergraduate and graduate students would participate in the creation of digital editions for inclusion in the Perseus Digital Library.

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville — Fayetteville, AR 

HD-51590, Mapping archaeological landscapes through aerial thermographic imaging 

Jesse Casana, Project Director 

Outright: $49,999 

To support: Research into the best techniques for using aerial thermographic imaging to support archeological research, with tests to be run at sites in Cyprus, Dubai, and South Dakota.

University of California, Riverside — Riverside, CA 

HD-51625, FACES: Faces, Art, and Computerized Evaluation Systems 

Conrad Rudolph, Project Director 

Outright: $25,000 

To support: A Level 1 project that will test the use of facial recognition software in the context of art history, with a long-term goal of assisting in the identification of human subjects in portraiture.

University of California, Santa Barbara — Santa Barbara, CA 

HD-51581, English Broadside Ballad Archive(EBBA): “Ballad Illustration Archive” 

M. Patricia Fumerton, Project Director 

Outright: $50,000 

To support: The adaptation of image-oriented computer vision software in order to facilitate more effective cataloging and discovery of similar but distinct illustrations found within the English Broadside Ballad Archive.

University of Houston — Houston, TX 

HD-51560, The Visual Page 

Natalie Houston, Project Director 

Outright: $49,955 

To support: A book history project that seeks to identify and analyze visual features of books such as margins, spacing, and typeface, using as a test case approximately 60,000 page images from 300 books of Victorian poetry printed between 1860 and 1880.

University of Maryland, College Park — College Park, MD 

HD-51568, Active OCR: Tightening the Loop in Human Computing for OCR Correction 

Travis Brown, Project Director 

Outright: $41,906 

To support: The development of a proof-of-concept correction tool to improve optical character recognition in humanities text collections.

University of Maryland, College Park — College Park, MD 

HD-51573, ANGLES: A web-based XML Editor 

James Dickie, Project Director 

Outright: $49,929 

To support: The further development of a web-based editing tool for scholarly editors and students to use to prepare humanities texts with markup based on the Text Encoding Initiative.

University of Maryland, College Park — College Park, MD 

HD-51627, Topic Modeling for Humanities Research 

Jennifer Guiliano, Project Director 

Outright: $24,808 

To support: A workshop and follow-up activities for 50 participants on the use of topic modeling with large-scale humanities datasets as a method of analysis for humanities scholarship.

University of South Carolina Research Foundation — Columbia, SC 

HD-51559, Making the Digital Humanities More Open 

George Williams, Project Director 

Outright: $49,339 

To support: The development of a tool to make digital texts in the humanities accessible to visually impaired readers by converting text into braille.

University of Southern California — Los Angeles, CA 

HD-51571, Essays in Visual History: Making Use of the International Mission Photography Archive 

Jon Miller, Project Director 

Outright: $25,000 

To support: A workshop in the summer of 2012 that would design the template and protocols guiding the creation of visual essays that would draw from the extensive collections of the International Mission Photography Archive.

Wright State University Main Campus — Dayton, OH 

HD-51538, The Scholar’s Dashboard: Creating a multidisciplinary tool via design and build workshops (OhioLINK) 

John Magill, Project Director 

Outright: $50,000 

To support: A series of three two-day workshops that will bring together collaborative teams of scholars, librarians, and technologists to identify and design a range of potential tools and features to augment use of the digitized cultural heritage materials within the OhioLINK Digital Resource Commons.

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ACLSがデジタルヒューマニティーズ研究助成である2012年のDigital Innovation Fellowshipを発表 via acls1919

2012年3月19日に、ACLS(American Council of Learned Societies)が2012年のDigital Innovation Fellowの選出者9名を発表している。

このDigital Innovation Fellowshipは、人文学および関連する社会科学の全領域において、デジタル技術をベースにした研究プロジェクトを支援するというもの。

9名の紹介とその研究の詳細は以下の通り。

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ACLS is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2012 Digital Innovation Fellowships. The nine fellows will spend a year dedicated to a major scholarly project intended to advance digital humanistic scholarship by broadening understanding of its nature and exemplifying the robust infrastructure necessary for creating such works. These projects span disciplines and methodologies, but all create new means of scholarly investigation and sharing.

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Margot Fassler
(Professor, Theology and Music, University of Notre Dame) will create a digitized, sounding model of Hildegard of Bingen’s conception of the cosmos, employing the advanced technology of Notre Dame’s Digital Visualization Theater.

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Jesse Rodin
(Assistant Professor, Music, Stanford University) and his Josquin Research Project will develop new tools for making Renaissance music searchable.

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Eric Kansa
(Independent Scholar, The Alexandria Archive Institute and the University of California, Berkeley) will develop a Data Journal for archaeology studies, a project that will make data sharing part of the mainstream of scholarly communications.

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Peter Kastor
(Associate Professor, History and American Culture Studies, Washington University in St. Louis) will analyze governance in the decades following adoption of the U.S. Constitution, combining narrative and statistical analysis with humanities computing to model forms of cross-disciplinary conversation, and culminate in an online collection for researchers.

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Massimo Lollini
(Professor, Romance Languages, University of Oregon) will make Petrarch’s early manuscripts available to scholars online via an interface that provides new tools for rich linking and layering of texts as well as visualizations of documents.

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Andrew Sluyter
(Associate Professor, Geography and Anthropology, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge) will build a Geographic Information System (GIS) of nineteenth-century Atlantic trade networks that will give agency to long-ignored actors like slaves and conceptually transform the Atlantic into a dynamic space of flows rather than a dead space of separation.

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Elaine Sullivan
(Adjunct Assistant Professor, Egyptology, University of California, Los Angeles) will integrate GIS and three-dimensional modeling to investigate the important cemetery of Saqqara, Egypt, an ancient cult and burial place neighboring the capital city Memphis, allowing researchers to virtually experience the landscape in ways that were previously impossible.

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James Tice
(Professor, Architecture, University of Oregon) will use GIS to update the Forma Urbis Romae, a cartographic masterpiece of ancient Rome, and then republish it as an interactive website. The end result will highlight the continuity between ancient and modern and reveal how ancient buildings shape subsequent urban form.

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Warren Sack
(Associate Professor, Film and Digital Media, University of California, Santa Cruz) observes that “software now constitutes a new form of logic and rhetoric, a new means of expression, articulation, and argumentation.” His book project will explore digital ideology and the writing/programming of the institutions of digital life.

See project abstracts.

“The Digital Innovations Fellowship program continues to evolve and expand,” said ACLS Director of Fellowships Nicole Stahlmann. “The current group of fellows, which is the seventh cohort funded through the program, showcases creative research in the digital humanities through the use of innovative research methods, the representation of research results in new and digitally enhanced ways, as well as projects that engage analytically with new forms of knowledge creation.”

NEH Announces 22 New Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants (April 2011)

アメリカのNEHのOffice of Digital Humanitiesが2011年4月19日にDigital Humanitiesの助成対象(全22件)を発表した模様。

いろいろあるが、教育用あるいは研究支援用のツールをつくるのが目的なのだろうか。つまり、それを使った人文学的研究の成果までは問われていない?

NEH Announces 22 New Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants (April 2011)