July 28, 2021

George Washington University Awarded $500,000 Digital Humanities Grant by Mellon Foundation

From GW Today:

The George Washington University will host students, faculty and researchers from GW, Rice University, Davidson College and Prairie View A&M next month to launch a new experiential research project in digital humanities.

The event is the start of “Resilient Networks to Support Inclusive Digital Humanities,” a $500,000, two-year research project funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to advance cross-disciplinary research in the digital humanities across a network of institutions.

GW will work with Rice University, Davidson College and Prairie View A&M on the research.

“Digital resources and platforms increasingly shape how culture is created and communicated,” Dean of Libraries and Academic Innovation Geneva Henry said. “This presents an opportunity for humanities scholars and students to develop and help to shape a critical understanding of digital culture.”

The project is the brainchild of Ms. Henry and Columbian College of Arts and Sciences Dean Ben Vinson. It hopefully will help institutions foster partnerships and provide experiential learning in digital humanities scholarship, Ms. Henry said.

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The project also will offer undergraduate and graduate students hands-on research experience in an increasingly critical area of scholarship and opportunities for mentorship, Ms. Henry said.

“By receiving digital technology training, working intensely on project development and assessment and working alongside faculty and librarians, interested students will be better poised for pursing a career suited to their particular expertise and academic interests,” Ms. Henry said.

Read the Complete Announcement

Learn More About the Project via GW Libraries

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) 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 Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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