Four Projects Receive Digital Humanities Development Awards

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

The UA’s Center for Digital Humanities has announced its first round of project awards for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Four innovative faculty projects will combine research in a humanities discipline with cutting-edge technology, like data visualization, digital storytelling, 360-degree immersive video, digital mapping and augmented reality.

“Our objective in the Center for Digital Humanities is to introduce faculty members to the most innovative technology and computational tools that make it possible for humanities researchers to respond to the world’s enduring and emerging needs,” says Director Bryan Carter. “These developmental awards will help faculty shape their projects and become competitive for external grants.”

The Center for Digital Humanities is “a research and innovation incubator for the computational study of the human condition.” The development awards offer faculty access to advanced digital tools and training and support for the research projects.

The following College of Humanities faculty will receive the developmental awards:

- Arum Park, assistant professor of Classics: “Visualizing Race and Classics.”

- Liudmila Klimanova, assistant professor of Russian and Slavic Studies, and Emily Hellmich, assistant professor of French: “(Mapping) The Borderlands: Liminal Literacies, Identities, and Mediascapes.”

- Caleb Simmons, assistant professor of Religious Studies: “Preserving Kannada Script Knowledge: Creation of a Database for Early, Medieval, and Colonial Kannada Paleography.”

- Malcolm Compitello, professor of Spanish: “Spaces portrayed in Juan Madrid’s novels.”

The four new awards follow the inaugural Center for Digital Humanities projects, awarded to: Praise Zenenga (Africana Studies), Erika Gault (Africana Studies), Jiang Wu and Albert Welter (East Asian Studies), and Naomi Caffee and Liudmila Klimanova (Russian and Slavic Studies).