Grant Received for Linked Ancient World Data Institute
On 27 July 2011, the National Endowment for the Humanities announced the award of a $217,000 grant for a two-year series of summer seminars on the possibilities of the Linked Open Data model for use in humanities scholarship with a particular focus on Ancient Mediterranean and Near East studies. The seminars will be hosted by New York University's Institute for the Study of the Ancient World and by Drew University. They are designed for humanities scholars, library and museum professionals, and advanced graduate students.
This award is one of five funded this year as part of the NEH's Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities program. Tom Elliott is the project director for NYU. Sebastian Heath will act as project manager for ISAW. John Muccigrosso will serve as the project director at Drew. More information on the seminars will announced next month.