May 28, 2022

Digital Humanities: University of Pennsylvania Awarded $2 Million Grant From Mellon Foundation

From Penn Libraries:

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation recently awarded the University of Pennsylvania a $2 million grant to support University initiatives in the digital humanities in both Penn Arts & Sciences and Penn Libraries.


Penn’s Humanities in the Digital Age Initiative builds upon projects that have been underway in Penn Arts & Sciences, the Libraries and the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. The initiative seeks to consolidate the University’s existing digital resources and significantly expand them in order to profoundly strengthen humanities teaching and research.

The Mellon Foundation grant will help fund special training for faculty and students in the latest digital tools and methods, and enable collaborative, experimental faculty-student research and classroom projects. As a result, Penn will be better positioned to fully utilize the new Price Lab for the Digital Humanities.

Read the Complete U. of Pennsylvania Announcement

See Also:Penn Receives $7 Million Gift to Create Price Lab for Digital Humanities (February 26, 2015)

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.