The IDHMC is pleased to announce that our IDHMC/ARC Postdoctoral Researcher, Dr. Timothy Duguid, has recently been awarded the Douglas Murray Prize for his article, "The 'Troubles' at Frankfurt: A New Chronology," which appeared in Reformation & Renaissance Review 14.3. Tim is also the author of a book, Metrical Psalmody in Print and Practice, which is forthcoming from Ashgate Publishing this summer. Good work, Tim!
Dr. Todd Samuelson, our eMOP book history consultant, recently completed his eMOP research trip to Amsterdam, Antwerp, and London. After intensive discussion and preparation with the eMOP team, he travelled to Europe in November 2013 to hunt for information and pictures of early modern specimen sheets. Specimen sheets, or type specimens, were circulated in the early modern period to advertise available typefaces for printers, and specimen sheets constitute a number of the OCR training that the eMOP team has completed over the past few months.
The Early Modern OCR Project (eMOP) has submitted their interim report to the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and we now have permission to post sections of that report online. Prepared by PI and IDHMC Director, Dr. Laura Mandell, and eMOP co-project managers for year two, Matthew Christy and Elizabeth Grumbach, this report details work performed during the first year of the grant project.
The IDHMC is pleased to announce the recipients of Digital Humanities Summer Institute Tuiion Scholarships for 2014:
Laura Perrings (ENGL); Rubria Rocha De Luna (HISP); Robin Roe (HIST); Daniel Schwartz (HIST); Katayoun Torabi (ENGL).
In addition, Heidi Campbell (COMM) and Nigel Lepianka (ENGL) were awarded scholarships from DHSI directly.
Congratulations to all of you!
The Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture and the Advanced Research Consortium (ARC) are pleased to announce that the DHSI course on Digital Project Aggregation with ARC and Collex will be co-taught by IDHMC Director Dr. Laura Mandell and MESA Co-Director Dr. Tim Stinson (NSCU).
Would you like to learn more about digital humanities? If so, you might be one of our next interns!
Over the past few weeks, IDHMC lead programmer Matt Christy and I have been settling into our new roles as eMOP co-project managers for Year Two of the Mellon grant project. We've also begun looking towards the future, having a series of planning meetings with our post-processing collaborators.
Look forward to several new things from eMOP this fall, including the release of Franken+, a tool created by eMOP graduate student researcher Bryan Tarpley (which allows for easier creation of font training libraries).