[Humanist] 22.611 cfp: virtual worlds for research in the arts & humanities

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Wed Mar 11 07:30:37 CET 2009

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 22, No. 611.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Tue, 10 Mar 2009 18:42:20 -0400
        From: Michelle Roper <mroper at fas.org>
        Subject: Call for Participation: Harnessing Virtual Worlds for Arts and Humanities Research

Grant Opportunity:

Harnessing Virtual Worlds for Arts and Humanities Research

*******Letter of Intent Submission Deadline: Friday, 3 April 2009*********

With Mellon Foundation funding, the non-profit research institutions the
Federation of American Scientists (FAS) and SRI International have been
working with leading scholars and technologists to learn how virtual world
technologies can transform arts and humanities research.  After an initial
Summit that was held in Menlo Park, CA last year, the project leaders,
Michelle Lucey-Roper and Edward Dieterle, have been conducting interviews,
participating in conferences and listening to the community as part of a
process that will generate a white paper and a collaborative proposal for an
interdisciplinary, multi-institutional project-proposal on virtual worlds
for arts and humanities research.

All potential applicants wishing to participate in this collaborative
proposal are requested to submit a Letter of Intent to project leaders by
*Friday, 3 April 2009*. A panel of distinguished senior humanists,
technologists, and researchers in 3-D visualization environments will meet
to review the Letters of Intent and invite some groups to submit full
proposals. Accompanying each invitation will be a one-time award to develop
the proposal. A capstone Integration Workshop will be held in Washington, DC
for applicants in August 2009. Funds for travel and accommodations will be

Details for submitting the Letter of Intent follow:

Between now and April 3, the project leads are happy to field questions
pertaining to the Letter of Intent, the collaborative proposal, or both. 
Their contact information is as follows:

Edward Dieterle          | Michelle Lucey-RoperSRI International        | Federation of American Scientists
edward.dieterle at sri.com  | mroper at fas.org
703.247.8536             | 202.454.4683

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