Digital Humanities: Cooperative Agreements and Special Projects (Digital Humanities)

Period of Performance

6/15/2020 - 12/31/2020

Funding Totals

$228,569.00 (approved)
$228,569.00 (awarded)

Microsites Exploring American Writers and their Influence

FAIN: HC-274142-20

AWM (Chicago, IL 60601-7426)
Christopher Burrow (Project Director: May 2020 to March 2021)

Retention of six full-time employees at the American Writers Museum (AWM) in Chicago, Illinois and support for contractors to develop online exhibits and curricular materials about American writers and historical figures.  

Three microsites that present and expand on content in American Writers Museum exhibits, along with their related author programs and student curriculum.

Associated Products

My America: Immigrant and Refugee Writers Today (Exhibition)
Title: My America: Immigrant and Refugee Writers Today
Curator: Ilan Stavans, Marie Arana, Vu Hoang Tran, Laila Halaby, Dipika Mukherjee, and Viet Thanh Nguyen
Abstract: My America: Immigrant and Refugee Writers Today is an online exhibit that features video interviews with 31 contemporary writers who are immigrants and refugees to the U.S. from all parts of the world, and illustrates their contributions to American literature and culture.
Year: 2020
Primary URL:

Frederick Douglass: Agitator (Exhibition)
Title: Frederick Douglass: Agitator
Curator: Keidrick Roy, Ph.D.
Abstract: Frederick Douglass: Agitator is an online exhibit that explores the writing, activism, and influence of Frederick Douglass from after the Civil War through the end of his life.
Year: 2020
Primary URL: http://

American Voices (Exhibition)
Title: American Voices
Curator: AWM Curating Team of over 40 scholars and writers
Abstract: American Voices is an online exhibits that features 100 iconic American writers, with additional in-depth content about how their writing reflected and influenced what was happening in America at the time.
Year: 2020
Primary URL: http://