May 24, 2022

Funding: Mellon Foundation Awards $1.5 Million To Vanderbilt For New Center For Digital Humanities

From Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN:

Vanderbilt University has received a $1.5 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to establish a new Center for Digital Humanities. The trans-institutional initiative will further Vanderbilt’s commitment to becoming a national hub of innovative digital humanities scholarship.


In addition to the three-year Mellon grant, the center will receive additional support from the provost’s office and the College of Arts and Science.


Faculty, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows will have funding opportunities through new competitive Mellon Fellowships in the Digital Humanities. The center also will host a new dual-degree Ph.D. program and a creative media lab. The Ph.D. program, Comparative Media Analysis and Practice, will advance the critical investigation of modern media culture and the innovative design of media objects. The lab will feature open space for researching, teaching, meeting and tinkering and serve as a hub for faculty and students interested in the intersections of art, technology, science and culture. The center, set to open in Buttrick Hall this fall, also will host conferences, workshops, lectures and demonstrations.

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