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  • Instructional and Research Technologies Symposium for the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences The NEH Digital Humanities Initiative March 21, 2007
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  • 1. General considerations 2. NEH and digital grants 3. NEH grant making processes 4. The new NEH DHI 5. Applying for NEH grants 6. The future of the DHI
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  • Three points: Consult Apply Reapply
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  • [email protected] Fred Winter [email protected] (202) 606-8287 Wheres the mailing address?
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  • The NEH Digital Humanities Initiative NEHs history of digital grants
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  • Databases and Searchable Archives
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  • Web-based resources for teaching and learning http://edsitement.neh.gov
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  • University of Maryland Maryland Institute for Technology and the Humanities $410,000/$1,640,000 Campus infrastructures for advanced technology initiatives
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  • Multimedia tools for teaching and learning Who Built America The American Social History Project
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  • Multifaceted tools for teaching, learning, and research
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  • The NEH Digital Humanities Initiative Digital Humanities Fellowships Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants Digital Humanities Workshops Digital Humanities Challenge Grants Advancing Knowledge: The IMLS/NEH Partnership
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  • The humanities include... History Literature Art History Archaeology Etc. Philosophy Jurisprudence Linguistics Language Ethics Comparative Religion
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  • "The term 'humanities' includes, but is not limited to, the study of the following: language, both modern and classical; linguistics; literature; history; jurisprudence; philosophy; archaeology; comparative religion; ethics; the history, criticism and theory of the arts; those aspects of social sciences which have humanistic content and employ humanistic methods; and the study and application of the humanities to the human environment with particular attention to reflecting our diverse heritage, traditions, and history and to the relevance of the humanities to the current conditions of national life." 1965 National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act, as amended
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  • Peer review panels: Rate proposals: E, VG, (G), (S)M, (N)R National Council for the Humanities: National Council for the Humanities: Recommend Chairman: Chairman: Funding decisions based on recommendations of Council Review Process
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  • deploy digital technologies and methods to enhance understanding; study the impact of digital technology on the humanities -- exploring the ways it changes how we read, write, think, learn; digitize important materials, increasing the everyone's ability to search and access humanities information NEH Digital Humanities Initiative
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  • Inspiration from ACLS Cyberinfrastructure Report: Federal funding agencies and private foundations should establish programs that develop and support expertise in digital humanities (Our Cultural Commonwealth, p. 6.) Universities and university consortia should develop new and support existing humanities and social sciences computing centers. (p. 6) NSF, NEH, IMLS, the Mellon Foundation, and other funding agencies should support the development of tools for the analysis of digital content. (p. 7) The NEA, NEH, and IMLS should work together to promote collaboration. (p. 7)
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  • Keep up to date by signing up at http://grants.neh.gov/dhi.asp DHI Update for DHI Update NEH Digital Humanities Initiative
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  • www.neh.gov/news/nehconnect.html NEH Connect! Humanities Magazine
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  • Digital Humanities Fellowships May 1, 2007 $4,200/month - maximum of $50,400 plus up to $25,000 in expenses NEH Digital Humanities Initiative
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  • Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants November 15, 2006 & April 3, 2007 up to $30,000 for up to 18 months NEH Digital Humanities Initiative
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  • New Wine in Old Bottles ROTMSOTA ROTMSOTA
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  • Digital Humanities Workshops January 17, 2007 $30,000 or $100,000 NEH Digital Humanities Initiative
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  • Digital Humanities Challenge Grants November 1, 2006 & May 1, 2007 Up to $1,000,000 NEH Digital Humanities Initiative
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  • Advancing Knowledge: The IMLS/NEH Partnership March 27, 2007 Up to $350,000 NEH Digital Humanities Initiative
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  • The NEH Digital Humanities Initiative Applying for the grants
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  • Guidelines and application information WWW.NEH.GOV
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  • Welcome to the Brave New World of digital grants! www.grants.gov
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  • The future of the DHI NEH Digital Humanities Initiative
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  • Keep up to date by signing up at http://grants.neh.gov/dhi.asp DHI Update for DHI Update NEH Digital Humanities Initiative
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  • www.neh.gov/news/nehconnect.html NEH Connect! Humanities Magazine
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  • FY 2008 Budget Presidents proposal 15,239,000 - We the People initiative (no change) 1,400,000 - Digital Humanities initiative (+$1,400) 31,215,000 - Federal/State Partnership (+133) 11,801,000 - Education Programs (-211) 17,671,000 - Preservation and Access (-317) 11,910,000 - Public Programs (-214) 12,209,000 - Research Programs (-219) 362,000 - Program Development (-6) 9,479,000 - Challenge Grants (-170) 5,031,000 - Treasury Funds (-226) 25,038,000 - Administration (+230) $141,355 - TOTAL (+400) FY 1995: $172,000,000
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  • What are we NOT funding that we should be? What are we missing? What important humanities-relevant info tech educational project areas have we overlooked? E.g., Second Life as well as Web for the Faculty Humanities Workshops Taking advantage of students familiarity and comfort with IT to work in collaboration with faculty in humanities?
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  • The NEH Digital Humanities Initiative NEH - Old Post Office Building 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20506 www.neh.gov 202/606-8400 [email protected] 202/606-8287