In Case You Missed the News

We’re caught up in the craziness of our four week spring term here at W&L, but we wanted to make sure you were caught up on some recent news from our DH community.

Ancient Graffiti Project wins NEH Digital Humanities Start-Up Grant

Heralded as the “epitome of liberal arts,” the Ancient Graffiti Project was recently awarded $75,000 to continue work on their database for textual and figural graffiti. Learn more from the W&L press release or the Atlantic Monthly article. Congrats to Sara Sprenkle, Rebecca Benefiel, and the rest of their team!


Stephen P. McCormick wins Mednick Fellowship from the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges

Stephen P. McCormick, Assistant Professor of French, has been awarded the 2016 Menick Fellowship by VFIC for his work on the Huon d’Auvergne project. Learn more about McCormick’s work on one of the last unpublished Franco-Italian Romance Epics from this article or dig into the digital edition yourself.


Joel Blecher publishes chapter on Digital Humanities pedagogy

Joel Blecher, Assistant Professor of Religion, won a DH Incentive Grant in fall of 2014 for incorporating data visualization into a History of Islamic Civilization course. You can now read about this experience in a new title from De Grutyer, The Digital Humanities and Islamic & Middle East Studies. Blecher’s chapter is titled, “Pedagogy and the Digital Humanities: Undergraduate Exploration into the Transmitters of Early Islamic Law” which you can read in print or electronic form through Leyburn Library.


Look forward to reports on our summer activities coming soon. We have teams going to DHSI, ILiADS, the Oberlin Digital Scholarship Conference, and more!

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