SC Times: St. John’s Hill Museum & Manuscript Library receives $1.4 million grant

SC Times: St. John’s Hill Museum & Manuscript Library receives $1.4 million grant. “The Hill Museum & Manuscript Library at St. John’s University received more than $1.4 million in grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support its mission to preserve and share the world’s handwritten heritage. The grant will fund a three-year project to catalog 53,000 digitized manuscripts and create an online database of authors and titles originating from underrepresented or little-known literary traditions, according to a news release issued by the university Tuesday.”

Boston Globe: 7 Massachusetts projects awarded National Endowment for the Humanities grants

Boston Globe: 7 Massachusetts projects awarded National Endowment for the Humanities grants. “New grant funding for seven Massachusetts-based projects will help protect historic works of art, create new editions of centuries-old books, and build a database that can reveal the history of South Asian paintings through paint pigments.”

Georgia Tech: Ivan Allen College Archive Project Receives Nearly $100,000 from NEH

Georgia Tech: Ivan Allen College Archive Project Receives Nearly $100,000 from NEH. “The Ivan Allen Archive Project at the Georgia Institute of Technology has received a two-year, $99,991 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to fund the integration of large-scale text processing and data visualization capabilities into the open-source Omeka platform. The grant, announced Jan. 14 by the NEH, will fund further refinement of an existing suite of plug-ins developed by Georgia Tech faculty and students that enables machine-assisted data analysis and social network graphing. The eventual goal is to release the extended toolkit for use by academic and community researchers free of charge.”

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee: UWM Team Receives Prestigious Mellon Grant for “Archive Mining”

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee: UWM Team Receives Prestigious Mellon Grant for “Archive Mining”. “The ‘LGBTQ+ Audio Archive Mining Project’ will use machine learning tools and data analysis and visualization to build and process text datasets extracted from a variety of AV materials in these collections, including collections of oral histories, local television news and radio broadcasts, and early LGBTQ+ community cable programming.”

National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition: National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition Announces Ten-year Strategic Plan And Receives $10m Grant

National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition: National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition Announces Ten-year Strategic Plan And Receives $10m Grant. “The new plan consists of four strategic pillars focusing the organization’s work in global advocacy, healing values and practices, organizational infrastructure and education; a number of positive outcomes are expected for each. These include establishing a national truth and healing center, developing curriculum, producing a documentary series, creating a national digital archive and issuing policy statements that support the work of tribes and other agencies related to boarding schools.”

New Data: Google Grants to Academics (Google Transparency Project)

Google Transparency Project: New Data: Google Grants to Academics. “Today, we’re making available a new data set of nearly 3,000 financial grants awarded by Google to academic researchers. Google discloses its grants to academics on its website, but the disclosure pages are cumbersome to navigate and impossible to search by name. So we’ve created a searchable database for researchers to use.”

TuftsNow: Nothing Gets Lost in Translation in the Perseus Digital Library

TuftsNow: Nothing Gets Lost in Translation in the Perseus Digital Library. “Gregory Crane, professor of classical studies and computer science at Tufts, recently won a large grant to further his work digitizing ancient literature in multiple languages.”