[Humanist] 23.452 nlnet grants; academia.edu feature

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Mon Nov 23 08:43:47 CET 2009

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 23, No. 452.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Richard Price <richard.price at academia.edu>                (15)
        Subject: New Academia.edu feature for Humanist

  [2]   From:    Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>          (17)
        Subject: nlnet

        Date: Thu, 19 Nov 2009 11:06:59 -0800
        From: Richard Price <richard.price at academia.edu>
        Subject: New Academia.edu feature for Humanist

Dear Humanist members,

I wanted to tell the list about a new feature on Academia.edu. Academia.edu
launched 12 months ago and now helps 300,000 academics a month answer the
question 'who's researching what?'

We have built a dedicated page on Academia.edu for the Humanist mailing


This page will show you fellow members already on Academia.edu. You can see
their papers, research interests, and other information.

Visit the link below, sign up with Academia.edu, and share your research
interests with fellow members of Humanist.



Dr. Richard Price, post-doc, Philosophy Dept, Oxford University.
Founder of Academia.edu

        Date: Mon, 23 Nov 2009 07:42:09 +0000
        From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>
        Subject: nlnet

Some here will be interested, I expect, in the nlnet Foundation, 
www.nlnet.nl, which "financially supports organizations and people that 
contribute to an open information society". At an academic function in 
the Netherlands recently, I happened to meet nlnet's Director of 
Strategy, Michiel Leenaars, who explained at some length his 
organization's enthusiasm for supporting individuals on relatively 
modest grants to carry out projects of their own devising. As he said, 
they don't promise income at the level of Microsoft or Google, but they 
do allow successful applicants to build what they want to build.

Does anyone here have experience of nlnet?

Willard McCarty, Professor of Humanities Computing,
King's College London, staff.cch.kcl.ac.uk/~wmccarty/;
Editor, Humanist, www.digitalhumanities.org/humanist;
Interdisciplinary Science Reviews, www.isr-journal.org.

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