Recent News & Updates

The University of Virginia, as led by the Center for Digital Editing (CDE) and the University of Virginia Press (UVA Press), will create the Virginia Digital Publishing Cooperative thanks to a $100,000 grant made available through the Digital Edition Publishing Cooperative Grant program, a joint initiative created in 2017 by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC). The Virginia cooperative, one of only eight proposals to be accepted by this new funding initiative, will bring together experts from 17 projects and organizations, inc... Read More
On August 2, 2017, as part of a program to advance work in the field of digital humanities, the Center for Digital Editing received an $18,236 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Funding will support the development of a workshop to discuss how platforms such as Drupal and Omeka can better serve the needs of the documentary editing community. Work on this project will begin in fall 2017 under the guidance of CDE director Jennifer Stertzer and with support from CDE project developer Erica Cavanaugh and the Jane Addams Papers Project director Cathy Hajo. The workshop i... Read More
by Katie Lebert August 11, 2017 On August 2, 2017, The Washington Papers received a $320,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and a federal matching grant for another $100,000. Funding will maintain work already underway on The Papers of George Washington. The grant specifically supports preparation for volumes 26-32 of the Revolutionary War Series and publication of volumes 20-21 of the Presidential Series. These nine volumes will complete the print collection of The Papers of George Washington, a documentary edition that began in the late 1960s, with support... Read More
by Mark Cheathem, Project Director June 19, 2017   We are thrilled to share the news that the Van Buren Papers received an NHPRC grant for 2017-18. The official Cumberland University press release: Cumberland University received a grant for $60,752 from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Papers of Martin Van Buren (PMVB) project. The funds will support the creation of the digital version of the papers of Martin Van Buren, which will make accessible approximately 13,000 documents belonging to the eighth president.... Read More
The Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO) invites submission of abstracts for its annual conference, on any aspect of digital humanities. This includes, but is not limited to: Humanities research enabled through digital media, artificial intelligence or machine learning, software studies, or information design and modeling; Social, institutional, global, multilingual, and multicultural aspects of digital humanities; Computer applications in literary, linguistic, cultural, and historical studies, including public humanities and interdisciplinary aspects of modern scholar... Read More
From September 14 to 17, the University of Virginia (UVA) hosted Human/Ties, a four-day celebration of the 50th anniversary of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). To explore and honor the vital role played by the humanities in today’s world, the forum brought together multiple University departments and programs, including the Washington Papers, as well as speakers and artists from across the country and around the world. On September 15, Washington Papers and Center for Digital Editing editors Jennifer Stertzer, Erica Cavanaugh, and Adrina Garbooshian-Huggins participated... Read More
Since 2001, the Digital Humanities Summer Institute, held annually in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, has been an annual gathering of technologists, scholars, librarians, graduate and undergraduate students…and editors. For the past three years, Jennifer Stertzer (Washington Papers) and Cathy Hajo (The Jane Addams Papers Project), joined this year by Erica Cavanaugh (Washington Papers), have offered a course titled “Conceptualising and Creating Digital Editions,” one of a rich slate of hands-on and theoretical week-long immersions into digital humanities. The four-and-a-half-day co... Read More