Cyberinfrastructure for the Digital Humanities
Submitted by on Wed, 2009-09-09 17:02
Lincoln, Nebraska The centerNet (http://www.digitalhumanities.org/centernet/) steering committee has received a Digital Humanities Start Up Grant from the U.S. National Endowment for the Humanities to help it develop a robust and sustainable organizational infrastructure, and to run a World Summit of digital humanities centers directors and funders immediately preceding the Digital Humanities Conference to be held at King’s College, London, July 8-10, 2010 (DH09 Conference Web site: http://www.mith2.umd.edu/dh09).
centerNet currently has over 200 members from centers across the globe. The grant will enable it to play a larger role on the world stage beginning with the Summit, which is intended to facilitate collaborations on a global level among centers, among funders, and between both groups–with the ultimate goals of building international cyberinfrastructure for the digital humanities and developing centerNet regional affiliate groups in other parts of the world. More information about the Summit and centerNet’s other new initiatives will be forthcoming on this list.
The co-chairs of the centerNet steering committee, Katherine Walter (CDRH, University of Nebraska-Lincoln) and Neil Fraistat (MITH, University of Maryland) are co-principal investigators for the grant. Other members of the steering committee are Dan Cohen (CHNM, George Mason University); Julia Flanders (Brown University Women Writers Project); Matt Kirschenbaum (MITH); Dean Rehberger (Matrix, Michigan State University); Geoffrey Rockwell (TAPoR, University of Alberta); Raymond Siemens (SDH/SEMI, University of Victoria, British Columbia); and John M. Unsworth (University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign).
centerNet is an international network of digital humanities centers formed for cooperative and collaborative action that will benefit digital humanities and allied fields in general, and centers as humanities cyberinfrastructure in particular.