Jessica Otis Receives NEH Funding To Develop and Host Summer Institute On DH Methods
Jessica Otis of the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media (RRCHNM) in collaboration with Ashley Sanders of UCLA, have been awarded funding as part of the National Endowment for the Humanities’ Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities program. This grant will facilitate an institute that will guide participants through fundamental mathematical concepts that underpin common Digital Humanities (DH) methods.
The Mathematical Humanists will include a series of in-person, online, and asynchronous professional development workshops to be hosted by George Mason University and the University of California, Los Angeles, on statistics, graphs and networks, linear algebra, and discrete mathematics methods that inform computational humanities methodologies such as network analysis, and text mining and analysis.
Two in-person workshops will be held in the summer of 2024, with the instructor-supported online version held in the summer of 2025 and the self-guided online version available in early 2026. Two more synchronous workshops (one in-person and one online) will be held in the summer of 2025, with the instructor-supported online version held in the early summer of 2026 and the self-guided online version available by the end of summer 2026.
ABOUT THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES
Created in 1965 as an independent federal agency, the National Endowment for the Humanities supports research and learning in history, literature, philosophy, and other areas of the humanities by funding selected, peer-reviewed proposals from around the nation. Additional information about the National Endowment for the Humanities and its grant programs is available at: www.neh.gov.
The NEH’s Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities program provides scholars and advanced graduate students with the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of advanced technology tools and methodologies relevant to the humanities and to increase the number of humanities scholars using digital technology in their research.