[Humanist] 23.285 network of digital humanities centres

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Thu Sep 10 07:24:02 CEST 2009

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 23, No. 285.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Wed, 9 Sep 2009 12:51:25 -0400
        From: Neil Fraistat <nfraistat at gmail.com>
        Subject: centerNet: cyberinfrastructure for the digital humanities

We are pleased to announce that the centerNet steering committee has
received a Digital Humanities Start Up Grant from the U.S. National
Endowment for the Humanities to help it develop a robust and sustainable
organizational infrastructure and to run a World Summit of digital
humanities centers directors and funders this July in London, immediately
preceding DH 2010.  centerNet currently has over 200 members from centers
across the globe.  The grant will enable it to play a larger role on the
world stage beginning with the Summit, which is intended to facilitate
collaborations on a global level among centers, among funders, and between
both groups--with the ultimate goals of building international
cyberinfrastructure  for the digital humanities and developing centerNet
regional affiliate groups in other parts of the world.  More information
about the Summit and centerNet's other new initiatives will be forthcoming
on this list.

The co-chairs of the centerNet steering committee, Katherine Walter (CDRH,
University of Nebraska-Lincoln) and Neil Fraistat (MITH, University of
Maryland) are co-principal investigators for the grant.  Other members of
the steering committee are Dan Cohen (CHNM, George Mason University); Julia
Flanders (Brown University Women Writers Project); Matt Kirschenbaum (MITH);
Dean Rehberger (Matrix, Michigan State University); Geoffrey Rockwell
(TAPoR, University of Alberta); Raymond Siemens (SDH/SEMI, University of
Victoria, British Columbia); and John M. Unsworth (University of Illinois at
Urbana Champaign).

Neil Fraistat
Neil Fraistat
Professor of English & Director
Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH)
University of Maryland
301-405-5896 or 301-314-7111 (fax)

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