Four faculty receive ACLS grant for digital project

Photo Credit: Joy Castro, Jeannette Jones, Ken Price, Will Thomas
Fri, 05/17/2019 - 15:53

Joy Castro, Jeannette Eileen Jones, Kenneth Price, and Will Thomas received one of five 2019 Digital Extension Grants from the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) for their digital project "New Storytellers: The Research Institute in Digital Ethnic Studies".

The award provides up to $150,000 to enhance established digital projects by extending their reach to new communities of users, fostering team-based collaboration, and creating new sites for scholarly engagement with the digital humanities. It is made possible by funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

“This year’s awardees share a commitment to the kinds of community building – across disciplines, institutions, languages and cultures – that strengthen the enterprise of the digital humanities,” John Paul Christy, director of public programs at ACLS.

These faculty members represent the Departments of English and History, the Institute for Ethnic Studies, and the Center for Research in the Digital Humanities.