The National Endowment for the Humanities granted awards to two Pitt professionals for their work in the following categories: Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities and Landmarks of American History.
David J. Birnbaum, professor and chair of the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures within the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, was awarded an Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities Grant from NEH. The award of $249,456 will support “Advanced Digital Editing: Modeling the Text and Making the Edition,” a two-week summer institute on the theory and development of digital scholarly editions.
Kathryn Haines, associate director of the Center for American Music within the University Library System, received a Landmarks of American History Grant of $169,803 to support “The Homestead Steel Strike and the Growth of America as an Industrial Power,” a two one-week workshops for K-12 educators.
Birnbaum and Haines’ awards were part of $29 million total in grants to fund 215 humanities projects and programs across the country to “support vital research, education, preservation and public programs in the humanities.”