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NEH's New Office of Digital Humanities

NEH Awards First JISC/NEH Transatlantic Digitization Collaboration Grants

WHO: Chairman Bruce Cole, National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) on behalf of the NEH and the Joint Information Systems Committee of England (JISC); Dr. Gail Kern Paster, Director of the Folger Shakespeare Library; and Richard Kuhta, project director for Folger?s ?Shakespeare Quartos Archive.?

WHAT: The National Endowment for the Humanities? new Office of Digital Humanities will announce the first JISC/NEH Transatlantic Digitization Collaboration Grant award recipients. Over $600,000 in funding is being awarded to: The Folger Shakespeare Library; The Internet Archive in San Francisco, CA; New York University; the Thomas Jefferson Foundation in Charlottesville, VA; and Tufts University.

The JISC/NEH grants support collaborative humanities projects between U.S. and English institutions that provide online access to important humanities collections, create digital resources such as archives, and develop tools to improve humanities research online.

Chairman Cole will discuss the JISC/NEH collaborative grants and provide information regarding grant opportunities from the NEH?s newly established Office of Digital Humanities (formerly the NEH?s Digital Humanities Initiative). Grant recipient Richard Kuhta of The Folger Shakespeare Library?s ?Shakespeare Quartos Archive? will discuss his project. A selection of original Shakespeare quartos will be on display. Representatives from the Internet Archive and New York University will be on hand for interviews.

WHEN: Tuesday, Mar. 25, 2008
Event begins: 2:00 p.m.
Announcement: 2:05 p.m.
Tea reception begins: 2:30 p.m
Interviews/ Shakespeare quartos on display: 2:30 p.m.

WHERE: Board Room of The Folger Shakespeare Library
201 E. Capitol St. SE, Washington, DC 20003

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