[Humanist] 24.464 digital humanities and the cuts; PhD recommendations

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Fri Nov 5 07:12:51 CET 2010

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 24, No. 464.
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  [1]   From:    James Rovira <jamesrovira at gmail.com>                      (15)
        Subject: Re: [Humanist] 24.461 PhD recommendations?

  [2]   From:    liz <eawalter1 at hotmail.com>                               (79)
        Subject: RE: [Humanist] 24.455 digital humanities and the cuts

        Date: Thu, 4 Nov 2010 10:44:02 -0400
        From: James Rovira <jamesrovira at gmail.com>
        Subject: Re: [Humanist] 24.461 PhD recommendations?
        In-Reply-To: <20101104070536.BEB0C9A161 at woodward.joyent.us>

You might want to check Drew University's graduate programs in
religion.  I know that students in this program, depending upon their
concentration, have to specialize in Hebrew or Greek.

Jim R

>> From: Drew Longacre <drewlongacre at YAHOO.COM>
> Dear Textual Scholars,
> I hope this is an appropriate use of the e-mail distribution list, but I
> was wondering if I could get your professional opinions on graduate
> programs. I am researching Ph.D. programs for the fall of 2011, and I
> want to specialize in textual criticism of the Hebrew Bible/Old
> Testament. Any recommendations for programs and/or professors to study
> under would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance for your time and
> consideration.

        Date: Thu, 4 Nov 2010 14:13:13 -0700
        From: liz <eawalter1 at hotmail.com>
        Subject: RE: [Humanist] 24.455 digital humanities and the cuts
        In-Reply-To: <20101102104645.D433497544 at woodward.joyent.us>

Need Funding?
Posted to the WWW Nov. 3,2010

 Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities; RECEIPT DEADLINE:
February 17, 2010 (for projects beginning July 2010)

These NEH grants support national or regional (multistate) training programs
for scholars and advanced graduate students to broaden and extend their
knowledge of digital humanities. Through these programs, NEH seeks to
increase the number of humanities scholars using digital technology in their
research and to broadly disseminate knowledge about advanced technology
tools and methodologies relevant to the humanities. The projects may be a
single opportunity or offered multiple times to different audiences.
Institutes may be as short as a few days and held at multiple locations or
as long as six weeks at a single site. The duration of a program should
allow for full and thorough treatment of the topic.
Today, complex data-its form, manipulation, and interpretation-are as
important to humanities study as more traditional research materials.
Datasets, for example, may represent digitized historical records,
high-quality image data, or even multimedia collections, all of which are
increasing in number due to the availability and affordability of mass data
storage devices and international initiatives to create digital content.
Moreover, extensive networking capabilities, sophisticated middleware
applications, and new collaboration platforms are simultaneously providing
and improving interactive access to and analysis of these data as well as a
multitude of other resources. The Institutes for Advanced Topics in the
Digital Humanities program seeks to enable humanities scholars in the United
States to incorporate advances like these into their scholarship and
The goals of the Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities
program are
to bring together humanities scholars and digital technology specialists
from different disciplines to share ideas and methods that advance
humanities research and teaching through the use of digital technologies;
to reflect on, interpret, and analyze new digital media, multimedia, and
text-based computing technologies and integrate these into humanities
scholarship and teaching;
to teach current and future generations of humanities scholars to design,
develop, and use cyber-based tools and environments for scholarship; and
to devise new and creative uses for technology that offer valuable models
that can be applied specifically to research in the humanities.
NEH strongly encourages applicants to develop proposals for
multidisciplinary teams of collaborators that will offer the necessary range
of intellectual, technical, and practical expertise. This program is
designed to bring together humanities scholars, advanced graduate students,
computer scientists, and others to learn new tools, approaches, and
technologies and to foster relationships for future collaborations in the
humanities. Partners and collaborators may be drawn from the private and
public sectors and may include appropriate specialists from within and
outside the United States. NEH particularly encourages projects that seek to
introduce digital humanities topics to scholars who lack digital expertise.
Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities may be hosted by
colleges, universities, learned societies, centers for advanced study,
libraries or other repositories, and cultural or professional organizations.
The host site(s) must be appropriate for the project, providing facilities
for scholarship and collegial interaction. Projects that will be held more
than once and at different locations are permissible.
Possible topics and areas to be addressed might include, but are not limited
Text Encoding Initiative, electronic editing, and publishing;
textual analysis and text mining;
immersive and virtual environments in multimedia research;
3-D imaging technology, including laser scanning;
creativity, culture, and computing;
digital image design;
information aesthetics;
computer gaming and the humanities;
high performance or supercomputing and the humanities; and
advanced Geographic Information Systems applications.
Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities grants may not be
used for
digitization of collections;
support for workshops on routine computer applications (e.g., training in
HTML mark-up) from which little new knowledge about techniques or approaches
in the digital humanities will emerge;
the development and presentation of courses or programs that focus on the
skills and knowledge required to preserve, digitize, or catalog humanities
collections, such as training in digital scanning;
graduate programs in the digital humanities; or
programs that are not regional (multistate) or national in scope.

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