The digital humanities project "Walt Whitman's Journalism: Finding the Poet in the Brooklyn Daily Times" has earned funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities, according to the organization's announcement.
Professor Matt Cohen and Hillegass University Professor of American Literature Ken Price, both of the Department of English, are co-directors of the Walt Whitman Archive, an online repository of research hosted by the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities. With this grant, they will use computational linguistic research to establish the unattributed journalism of American poet Walt Whitman (1819–1892) at the Brooklyn Daily Times newspaper.
Cohen and Price earned an NEH grant earlier this year to improve the archive's infrastructure.
"[These grants]...keep our nation’s scholars, students, teachers, and citizens moving forward in pursuit of new knowledge and understanding." NEH Chairman Jon Parrish Peede said in the organization's press release.